Now the pancakes have been devoured, Lent has begun and people are giving up indulgences until Easter.
For most that’ll mean giving up chocolate or some other food or drink but for Wales Office minister, David Jones, it means giving up Twitter.
He reckons he spends about half an hour each day reading or sending Tweets which he sees as a valuable part of his political life.
His statement says,
Stopping tweeting means that I will have a little more stillness in my life during Lent, which is part of what the season is about.
Twitter, however, is a very useful tool for politicians and I am sure I will be returning to it once Easter arrives.
But renouncing the joys of Twitter isn’t enough asceticism for the Clwyd West MP. He’s also giving up wine.