E is for…Easter

This is one of my favourite times/holidays of the year. It all starts with Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day, where if I want to I will have pancakes for all meals of the day; I usually manage lunch and dinner, not for a lack of trying, but I have yet to master remembering to make the batter the night before so that I can have them for breakfast. I normally go for the crepe style pancakes with lemon and sugar, I’ll occasionally take a ham and cheese, but sweet is always my preference. Then Lent starts and I either give up something (generally food/drink related) or try to do something new. This might sound like a strange practice for someone with no religious affiliation however I attribute it to my grandmother, who tried to “make up” for the fact that her and my grandfather married even though one was catholic and one was protestant (very frowned upon in her day

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