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Valentines Day 14th Feb ❤

St Valentines’s Day is the day of love, but do you know who this man actually was and what he did? Until now, neither did I.

 

St Valentine was in fact the patron saint of lovers, epileptics and Beekeepers, surprisingly- bet you didn’t see that coming!

So i don not bore you to death with facts upon facts about St Valentine, clicke the button to the right to head to a histroy website which answers 6 common questions about St Valentine if you wish to know more about him.

Heart Cookies to make for you and your family!!!!!

What a perfect excuse to make a sweet treat for everyone at home- here is a recipe, but by all means go and find a different recipe (perhaps it will even be better).

If baking is not your thing though, try and do something kind for someone else. Maybe wash the dishes or hoover the house, I’m sure there will be plenty of options.

Ingrediants:

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 240g plain flour, sifted
  • pink food colour paste
  • red food colour paste

For anyone who want an extra challenge I found this amazing looking heart shaped macarons with lemon buttercream. 

A warning however, macarons are most definitely not the easiest of recipes (I can verify this as I have tried myself) but by all means have a go. What’s the worst that could happen anyways?? 😂 

Ingredients for macarons:

  •  70 grams (about 2/3 cup) almond meal/flour
  • 120 grams (about 1 cup) confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 2 large egg whites (about 65 grams), room temperature
  • 50 grams (exactly 1/4 cup leveled) granulated sugar
  • 1″ strip Red or Pink GEL food coloring
  • Sprinkles, optional

Ingredients for Lemon Buttercream Frosting:

  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (from 1 small or 1/2 large lemon)

Lent and Pancake Day!!!!!!!!!

So, what actually is the history of Lent and fasting for 40 days.

Well as I am sure all of you very smart people know, is that the period of Lent originates from when Jesus went into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights and was tempted by the devil. 

It was here that he fasted before he came to Jerusalem- which signifies the beginning of the Eater period.

But how well do you really know the story??

Here is a little cartoon summary of the tale of Jesus’ Temptation:

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Want to test your knowledge???

Take this short online quiz of the Temptation of Jesus to find out how well you know the story.

So that was how Jesus fasted, what will you do???? We are most certainley not asking you to give up al food and water for 40 days- that would not be very good for our mental or physical health. 

But perhaps we could give up something a little less drastic.

For example, 

Chocolate! This is one dne (or at least tried) to be done by many people each year as it is a simple fact that human beings love to eat chocolate Or  if you are not really fancying a food related lent challenge, perhaps a social media detox could be the thing for you. In alot of ways, this could be so much harder than the previous!

However, people also do take things up for Lent also. Ideas could include taking an extra act of kindness every day or even pledging to go on a run every day for 40 days (I can tell you for sure that i will not be taking up that last idea 😂)

More Lent themed activities can be located by pressing the button below; they wil be updated throughout Lent bringing fresh activities for you all!

Shrove Tuesday and Pancakes!!!!!!!!!!!

Every single year, my family uses the sae Mary Berry basic pancake batter recipe, in order to make our pancakes. I’m sure you all have an easy go-to pancake mix also, but if you want to try a new one and shake it up a bit here is the link to another pancake recipe that you can try out.

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  3. Hi Abigail,
    Thanks for all your activity suggestions that you put on here for advent & Christmas-they were great! And so interactive ☺️
    Hope you’re managing ok in this latest lockdown-stay safe & well.
    Thanks for all your fabulous work on this youth page-it’s much appreciated.
    From the Corcoran family x

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