My Lenten resolution is to give up the innocent pleasure of watching my favourite comedy series – among others Fawlty Towers.
Everyone has been asking me if I am giving up chocolate or wine or regular meals for Lent. The truth is that in the last three days, a nasty gum infection has taken my jaws hostage, and I’ve had to give up most foods except yoghurt! I might be adventurous for dinner and try a scrambled egg. This morning, the dentist said it would go away in a week, and at least I'm thankful that it's happening at this time of the liturgical cycle and not during Christmas!
Those of you, who have not given up Fawlty Towers, may see these classic clips here.
My favourite episode of all time is ‘Basil and the rat’, see here for a full commentary on this.