I had just left the supermarket yesterday and was heading to collect Tom from his saxophone lesson when the phone rang. Pulling over Ben asked if I could get some plain flour as we had run out and he wanted to take some pancakes into school tomorrow. On February 2nd here in France it was la Chandeleur, more commonly know as Candlemass in the UK and a day when the French traditionally eat pancakes. On that date parents had been asked to send in some home-made jams to eat with the pancakes that the cook had made for them. Tomorrow is the last day before their 2 week half term break and with lots of jam left over the teacher asked if anyone would like to bring in some pancakes ... and Ben immediately volunteered. When he told me this my first though was how ironic that the only English boy in the school was the one volunteering to make that most French of dishes - crèpes!