Flip Flip Horray! Emma shares a message below about Shrove Tuesday and, of course, pancakes.
P.s. why not add some extra zest to your pancakes with our bright Lemons pieces (and other fruits) online here.
In other years, I was always aware of Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent as a thoughtful time.
This year too, it has loomed significantly for me, but in a different way.
This year, more than ever, I find that I'm not much taken with the idea of giving something up for Lent. Now don't get me wrong, I find impulse control in our marketing-savvy world just as hard as the next person, and we do all need to practice reigning in our natural feelings of greed; but these days I'm more interested in using this thoughtful time to focus on a little more stillness.
I'm more interested now in the ideas contained in the story of Lent as a 40 day withdrawal from the world. This may seem perverse as we are all chafing under Covid restrictions - and, Oh!- how I long for the busy world. But in recent years I have glimpsed the possibility of the stillness of retreat, and now I love the simplicity of this idea more than ever.
So as well as pancakes- yes, yes, there will be pancakes, with vanilla sugar and lemon juice please!- I will be committed to a short daily period of meditation.
If you don't already do this, I highly recommend the calming and focussing effects of mediating for a few minutes every morning.