Thursday, 9 April 2009

What Lies Ahead.

Continuing the theme, for a moment, of no blimmin internet, it's been frustrating to say the least. It looks set to be a bit unpredictable until it's sorted out properly, which looks likely to be after the long weekend ahead. Of course. 


So in the meantime I am preparing myself for the onslaught of chocolate that Easter brings. While it's been a number of years since I first gave up sugar, this is the longest I have managed to stay off it consistently. Last Easter I found myself falling off the wagon bigtime. Think the Father/Comte de Reynaud from Joanne Harris' Chocolat. That scene. You know the one. That was me last Easter. Chocolate is my biggest weakness, and I find myself strangely fascinated that I can actually not eat it. It's just not worth the four day recovery. So here's to a year of no chocolate and to breaking out all the will power I've got to get me through the next few days!

14 comments:

mimi charmante said...

Okay, details please. Is it a dairy issue? Caffeine? Just chocolate in general? Please tell me you aren't allergic to it... Please.

Gigi said...

Oh, I LOVE that scene in Chocolat!

Wow, you are amazing to give up sugar. I try so hard, yet still I give in. I'm weak, I tell ya, weak. Easter is the absolute pits for me. Worse than Halloween even. I love those darn Reese's peanut butter eggs too much. Sigh.

Annah said...

I can so relate to the chocolate adoration, I am right up there too...... This will be a chocolate free Easter for me too..... hang on in there, you are terrific!

acornmoon said...

Have a happy easter Ciara with or without chocolate and t'internet! x

Therese said...

Dearest Ciara, I wish you and your family a Happy Easter! And I hope that you will survive without the chocolate!♥♥♥

Lisa said...

I love chocolate... Easter is a killer for me too, but I just say Oh well and start again when its all gone!!!

You should just stock up on sugar free chockys and when you get the urge eat a bit of that!

Paddy said...

This calls for choc tactics.

Aden Meyler said...

So, are you going to eat that scrumptious cupcake or am I? Have a wonderful easter break and I hope the internet gets sorted quickly; it would be so annoying to be without it.

jothemama said...

You poor woman! I'm succumbing already.

I hear that the smell of vanilla is good for beating the craving, and that alow vera juice with some cinammon in it is also good for supporessing appetite and sugar cravings?

Alternatively, make yourself a big sugar free chocolate cake? Smoke a lot?

Good luck!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Migraines?

Ah well, I wish you a most joyously Happy Easter!! You can indulge with flowers!!

Deborah said...

You can do it sweetheart.....you have a serious will power when you put your mind to it!I have faith coz i have seen you in action!!!! I on the other hand have a will power the size of a gnats elbow!!!!!Much luv to you all in this chocolatey season!!xxxxxxx

Esti said...

Will power and chocolate shouldn't be found in the same sentence...
Happy easter Ciara!

Annah said...

Well, I failed miserably........ How did you do?

underthebigbluesky said...

next time you get your hands on a darling little cake like that, send one this way.......please?