Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Holy Lent

We'll be going as a family to the Mardi Gras arranged by some church stalwarts after school today. Pancakes of course on the menu! Not sure if the race will be on we'll let you know! If you want a good way to keep Lent for five minutes each day why not listen in to Fr. Z on his daily podcast from the USA? You can listen in here at http://wdtprs.com/blog/2011/03/lentcazt-00-shrove-tuesday/

My photo today is of the "Pancake Greaze" which we used to celebrate when I was at Westminster Under (junior) School many moons ago! Westminster School adjoins The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, which is almost always referred to popularly and informally as Westminster Abbey or in London as "The Abbey"The tradition consists of the school chef tossing a horsehair pancake over quite a high ceiling bar after which there was a violent rugby type scrum with no rules. The winner being the one who had collected the most pancake, after The Dean blew his whistle, by usually stuffing as much as they could under their shirt. The reward was considerable, as the winner was presented with silver Maundy money no less! Health and safety nowhere to be seen in those days!

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