Lent!

Lent, the 40 day period before Easter!  Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday!  I missed it!  To be honest, didn’t realise at all…. I now remember because, we always called it ‘Pancake Day’!  

I think, in the old days, Christians had to deplete their stores of eggs, flour and milk  and use everything in the store room or larder, in preparation for the time of abstinence?  So pancakes!  I might be wrong… but it seems to be in my memory!

So for forty days, people ate frugally!  Gave up sugar, sweets….. nice stuff!

So, for forty days that’s how it was!

In preparation!

EP

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