12 Feb Blini day

In the spirit of using up larder stocks for lent we've just had homemade blinis for supper.  OK, we might manage abstinence until breakfast tomorrow but no later, it was still good to participate in pancake day in some form. 
I watched the children in the ajoining school playground in their pancake race, but was shocked and dismayed to see that none of them tossed their pancakes in the race, it was just dashing around with a frying pan in one hand.  Isn't that missing the point?
Still cool and wintery, but with the promise of mild weather coming on Thusday.