Andrea Mara

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8 Rules of Lent from the 1980s

The Lent of my childhood in 1980s Ireland was driven by a complex set of rules and norms, some of which I’ve listed below: 1. “Giving up sweets” had many interpretations. It could in fact exclude crisps, cake and in extreme cases, even chocolate. And chocolatey sweets, like Minstrels, which

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