Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man. Bake me a pancake as fast as you can.

Across the world there are many events to mark the season of Lent which starts on February 18; New Orleans has Mardi Gras, Rio has its Carnival and to rival this glamour and excitement in Britain and Ireland we have Pancake Tuesday.

I have often wondered what connects making pancakes to Lent and have conducted some careful research to wonder no more, basically I typed ‘Pancake Tuesday’ into Google. Continue reading

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly: Sold Out At The Christmas Market

Tonight Lord Sugar will choose his new business partner in The Apprentice Final, a programme that often leaves me shouting at the TV screen as the teams battle to make his Lordship cash.

Watching from the comfort of an arm chair it is easy to pin point errors such as poor branding, the wrong product selection or a flawed pricing strategy, and think I could do better than that.

Well a few weeks ago I had an opportunity like this at the Orba Health and Well Being Christmas Market, run by Bridin Mullan. Continue reading