Some religious stuff if you didn't already know Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the ritual of shriving that Christians used to undergo in the past. In shriving, a person confesses their sins and receives absolution for them.
When a person receives absolution for their sins, they are forgiven for them and released from the guilt and pain that they have caused them.
In the Catholic or Orthodox context, the absolution is pronounced by a priest.This tradition is very old. Over 1000 years ago.
the traditional story is that Pancake races were thought to have begun in 1445. A woman had lost track of the time on Shrove Tuesday, and was busy cooking pancakes in her kitchen.
Suddenly she heard the church bell ringing to call the faithful to church for confession. The woman raced out of her house and ran all the way to church; still holding her frying pan and wearing her apron.
There I'm full of useless facts!
Finally got my direct access to the Office today and I have tried it out and it works, not sure now how this will pan out as the managers are aware of the possibilities of getting hold of me outside working hours, I may have to switch the thing off we'll see.
Very busy times in the office at the moment lots of teams moving around and I have to change settings on the systems which takes for ever so I can see the next week or so just carrying out admin work on their computer systems oh joy! I have already had an email from LC at 7.05pm asking me a question so it's started already.
'D' passed over some munchies today which was very nice of her xx little things that people do make such a difference to the day you know it doesn't have to be big it's the thought that counts.
Megs is getting all excited as it's St. David's day tomorrow and she has her new costume to wear to school as they have their Eisteddfod tomorrow.
Anyway that's enough from me today. see ya soon xx