Hooray for Pancake Day!  Who doesn’t love pancakes?  Traditionally, they were kept as a special Springtime treat; serving pancakes on Shrove Tuesday was originally the means of using up all the rich foods that would be denied during  Lent. Eggs, butter, milk and sugar were combined into a batter and turned into the last indulgence to be enjoyed before fasting for the next 40 days and nights.

We all know how important Love is to each of us, that’s a given, but it’s very importance makes it a difficult subject to approach.  It’s hard to write about without sounding either schmaltzy or pompous, or, terrifyingly (like some sort of superannuated Hallmark card sharp) both at the same time.