There is nothing like the taste of your own freshly made pancakes. I hope you get a chance to make some today!

On This Day

On February 21st 1916 during World War 1 the Battle of Verdun began. It led to an estimated 1 million casualties and became the longest battle of the entire war (9 months)

Birthday’s Today

Charlotte Church (Singer from Wales) is 37
Sophie Turner (Actress) is 27

Video For Today

My video for today is called: ‘Pancake Tuesday – What is it all about’

Saint For Today:

Saint for today is St Peter Damian

Significance Of Today

Today is Pancake Tuesday. So what is Pancake Tuesday? (Shrove Tuesday) It is always the day before Ash Wednesday. It has a long history going back many years. Lent starts on Ash Wednesday which is a time of renewal, a time to make an effort spiritually and a time of fasting or a time to give something up. So the day before Ash Wednesday became more important as the years went on. It was a time to use up all the excess sweet stuff, the extra stores and the rich sweet food. People made pancakes to use up the extra flour and milk. And so the tradition of Pancake Tuesday began.

Interesting Quote for Today

‘We do not remember days, we remember moments.’ ~Cesare Pavese

Did You Know

The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.

Thought For Today – Pancake Tuesday

A prayer to mark Pancake Tuesday:

Loving God,
The simple ingredients of a pancake remind me also of the simple things in life.
Milk, flour and eggs will not make the headlines on their own but put them together and you get a beautiful pancake.
Help me to do things in my life in the spirit of simplicity.
Help me to mix in enough love, kindness and goodness to make a difference each day.
May today focus me on my Lenten journey which starts tomorrow.
Where ever that journey may take me, help me to keep it simple and to take it one step at a time.