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.
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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.
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