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Why Pancake Day is like a Treasure Hunt


Why Pancake Day is like a Treasure Hunt
This year Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day falls on the 28th February. It will not do so again for another 79 years! Compare this with 13th February which celebrates this day three times in the period 2018 to 2029. It is all to do with when Easter Sunday is. If you are lucky enough to attend 3 Black Cats` persononalised treasure hunts in 11 years then you will understand the skills and technicques required to deal with the challenges and questions. What though if you are responsible for organising your end of a personalised treasure hunt and you know that it will be a once in 79 year opportunity...what lessons can you learn from Pancake Day to ensure everything goes perfectly.

Tradition has it that pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday so that you can eat up all the rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar before Lent starts on Ash Wednesday and the 40 day fasting period or, alternatively, the eating of plainer and less fatty foods begins. As organiser of say a hen party treasure hunt you have the opportunity to send us information and photos about the bride to be including her quirks,funny anecdotes and unusual achievements. Make no mistake this a great chance to pull together and use up all your best material...leave no rich stories left unmentioned! The treasure hunt will give you ample opportunity for reminiscing and mischief making. After it there will be at least 40 days of serious preparation before the actual wedding day and no doubt a period of eating plainer, less fatty foods.

As you can see the links between the treasure hunt and Pancake day are intriguing!What about the Pancake itself?..well..everyone uses the same basic ingredients (like a treasure hunt route,questions and challenges), but after that personal preferences take over. Sweet or savoury?...traditional (sugar and lemon) or creatively new (apple and cinnamon)?..the combinations are endless. So too with the contents of the treasure hunt as it depends on what you send us and where you want it to start and finish.

One last thing that is the same. Afterwards you will feel full and satisfied. You will have smiles on your faces with the thought that it would be great to have more than one Pancake day (treasure hunt) a year, but maybe not the day after!
 
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