Did you know that the Irish word for Wednesday, CÃ©adaoin, means first fast? And Friday, Aoine, means fast? And Thursday, DÃ©ardaoin, means day between two fasts? It makes me reflect on how religious and abstemious our celtic ancestors were. Meanwhile, on Ash Wednesday, I forgot that it was a day of fast and abstinence and had a beef sandwich at lunch. The guilt. Also, for Lent I have given up sweets again. I feel I should perhaps be trying harder.