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Today marks the beginning of lent. Last year I decided to give up fizzy drinks for lunch since my consumption of them averaged at least a can a day. It was a tough forty days where I realised how addicted to them I was, for the first week I suffered from caffeine withdrawal symptoms, the headaches were awful! Sadly since lent last year has ended I have gone back to enjoying fizzy drinks freely although can now go some days without them. Despite them definitely being a habit I need to ultimately kick, this year I have decided to target my main addiction. Shopping. Until Easter I am limiting myself to only buying the essentials, food, toiletries etc. So it is goodbye to Topshop, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and all the other stores I frequent with my dwindling bank balance. I am not even going to allow myself to buy any new make up (I have a habit of picking up a nail polish or two every time I enter Boots), which shouldn’t be too bad since I recently replaced all my make up, it all ran out at once! This is going to be a tough month but hopefully if I take it a day at a time, ignoring all the emails I receive from shops (it ranges from four to about ten a day depending on the promotions), I will make it through the month and save myself some money. I think I will also spend this month going through my wardrobe and getting rid of items that I really don’t need anymore either by selling them or donating them. Whatever you have decided to give up for lent, good luck!


Friday night was the Forces’ dinner and as promised here are some photos of the final up-do I managed to achieve. Despite my planning beforehand, getting myself ready to go out still took longer than accounted for (probably as I had a friend over for a cup of tea and a chat, plus watched an episode of Breaking Bad whilst “doing my hair”), because of this I only have these two photos of the up-do, that were taken at the event on my phone. I finally went with a messy French twist (number two in this list) and was really pleased with the result I achieved. The night was lovely with everyone dressed up and a fantastic meal accompanied by a band. It was the last forces event I will attend at university and will remember it as one of my favourites.