A pointless thing to say, in my opinion. I challenge anyone not to be happy when they have woken up to a breakfast of pancakes. Or, are returning home after work to a pancake-full evening. Pancake Day is known as ‘Mardi Gras’ in some areas of the world. Mardi Gras means ‘Fat Tuesday’ in French – if this isn’t permission to eat as many pancakes as you can I don’t know what is! However, it is worth remembering why we eat pancakes on Pancake Day/Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday. The idea is to use up all our fatty foods before lent. So if you are indulging on Pancake Day, what are you giving up for lent?

Anyway lent doesn't start until tomorrow so here are some of our favourite pancakes designs for inspiration. I think anyone that manages an Olaf as good as this will be very popular... (for those of you who need a hand, YouTube is full of helpful pancake tutorials)