I came across a packet of batter mix my sweetheart had purchased and asked *** she'd bought it for. It turns out that pancake day is due. I didn't persue the question why as we have already have the knowledge and ingredients. It would surely end in tears. Now I always remembered when pancake day came around, because we always celebrated it on my mother's birthday, 12th February or on the nearest Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is a week later this year. aparently, so you ain't allowed to fry them before the 21st February. It creates an interesting issue for me. The only days of the year I bother with a cookery calandar are those my mother adhered to which were essentially to have a roast on Sundays, Turkey at Christmas and pancakes on pancake day. There were also larger joints on bank holidays to see us over with cold meat and bubble and squeek or salads, depending on the time of year. So in modelmaker mansions, devoid of any religious belief, it looks like we'll be celebrating my late mother's birthday with pancakes this Sunday. I'd be most grateful if anyone has a delightful recipe for a sauce I might not have tried. But we live in different times to those my mother fed her family now.Our annual ritual of blackberry picking on the common can't be done these days. I went back to my stamping ground a couple of years ago and found it all gone and been replaced with bricks and mortar. Far be it from me to deprive some of a home so I'd be forever able to return to my own home roots to pick blackberries. So that's my limited cookery calendar. I expext other poster have more to contribute about their own cookery years, and I'd love to learn what I've missed.