Pancake Day

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Daniel, Rachel and Sorrel (who are his absolutely lovely roommates), and Danny. And pancakes!
So, as a hangover tradition from the days when everyone in England was still religious, they have "Pancake Day" before Lent. Apparently this is an "everywhere thing" instead of an "England thing," but it is definitely not an "American thing," at least where I come from. Luckily, having had the good fortune of making friends with enough Brits finally, I was invited over to Daniel's apartment for eating pancakes. They explained to me that since, back in the day, you were supposed to fast for Lent, the day before Lent you put everything you have left in the kitchen together and make pancakes. Sort of. I knew about the religious side of this, but I just didn't realize people actually cared about doing this. Apparently they do! Even when we went to Tesco to buy ingredients they had a sign up promoting foods to help with Pancake Day. Our pancakes were actually more like crêpes, but were very tasty. I am terrible in the kitchen, but I offered to help anyway. Mine turned out pretty lumpy and broken. Ha. Then we sat down with tea and ate them together! They showed me that you squeeze lemon juice on them and then add loads of sugar. We'd also melted some chocolate for them, which was just as delicious. A day dedicated to eating is an amazing thing, so I might have to bring this one back home with me. 
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