Thanks to Felicity for gathering together all these snippets from our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party. It was a phenomenal success and sheer good fun (thanks to Susy for hosting, Lesley Heffer for setting our quiz and Andy for his tech support).
Joke: How do you make a pancake smile? You butter them up!
(And Susy and Annie had many more pancake jokes too at which heartily groaned!!)
Competition prize winners were
- best pancake flipper: Lesley Smith
- best decorated: Joyce Morris, with Rebecca and Philippa Smith coming second
- most looks a member of the staff team: Rosemary Meara’s portrait of David , with Annie’s portrait of Mum Susy coming second
Quiz winners: John and Joyce Morris
Just a selection of images, clockwise from top left:
Marian by Rebecca and Philippa (S), Marian by Susy, Susy by Janet, Meghann by Annie, Susy by David, Felicity by Philippa (B),
Will my pancake flip?
I grip the handle with care
Up it flew…..but flop
Poems I’d like to be a pancake, Round and soft and yummy. A very scrumptious pre-Lent treat All ready for your tummy. I’d hop into the frying pan And turn a golden brown. I’d get a most delicious tan And then flip upside down. I’d tumble out onto the plate And curl up at the edges, Preparing to embrace my fate When I’m cut into wedges. But first the lady of my dreams Will sprinkle me all over With sugar, as I gently steam, Her tasty Casanova. She’ll squeeze the lemon on my skin, And give a hungry look, As with a sybaritic grin I’m eaten by my cook. David Meara It's Shrove Tuesday so what do we do? Prepare and cook pancakes for me and you. I like them with sugar and lemon as well But you may think savoury your hunger will quell. The first one breaks up and looks such a mess But I will enjoy it nevertheless! I use a small frying pan, it’s easier to toss. Don’t stick to the ceiling: I can’t bear the loss. Pam Cooper A Dog's Breakfast ‘Oh heaven only knowses The noselessness of Man!’ They haven’t an idea of what Is sizzling in the pan. Their sense of smell It cannot tell The batter from the butter. And only when they’re eating Do you hear the sighs they utter. The dog knows every grain of flour, Each drop of milk by name. And when they’re mixed together, The smell will change again. His nose and brain they are as one, The pleasure’s in the scent. But once the food is in his mouth, He wonders where it went. Forget the ‘chew and savour’ As down his throat it glides Pancake? Hey, what pancake? It didn’t touch the sides! Kate Pancake Dream Pancakes fry, pancakes sizzle, add runny honey or lemon drizzle. Juicy strawberries, sliced bananas too, only the best yummy fillings for you. Grated chocolate, chopped nuts and clotted cream, now come and tuck into your pancake dream! Ann Thomas (2)