"What better role model can a young child have than that of a good mum? For when making adequate preparation for one's life ahead and the obstacles which are most likely to come your way, who is better equipped to inform the child setting out on their maiden journey than the seasoned traveller who has walked the road before them? They may not be able to protect and steer you around every obstacle that will block your path, but they will probably know best where the biggest pot holes lie and where you are most likely to fall down!
And the mothers who are the cleverest will know that today is Shrove Tuesday, pancake day. But the mothers who shall remain the most memorable in the eyes of their children are the ones who will show them how to make a pancake and toss it in the pan!
Did you know that making a pancake is infinitely easier than tossing a pancake? Not many people can toss a pancake, especially children between the ages of 5-9 years old. Action Annie tossed her pancake, but though the pancake went up in the air, it never came down and she lost it! Any child who wants to find out where he pancake went can find out from reading 'Action Annie: The Complete Omnibus', available from www.lulu.com or www.amazon for the price of £5.99, with all profit going to charity. The stories are also available as singles or all twelve in e-book format from www.smashwords.com The stories are suitable for the 5-9 year old reader. There are twelve seasonal stories in this book of which Annie's Pancake is the one for this month. The late Dame Catherine Cookson liked the Action Annie stories so much that she paid to have the first ever publication of them printed, and the late Chris Woodhead, a former Chief Inspector of Schools for Ofsted described the book in an interview to the press as 'high quality literature.'
Should any child like to hear four of the Action Annie stories for free, recorded by the television actress Brigit Forsyth (Thelma of 'The Likely Lads'), please follow the link below that will take them to my website and their stories:
Have a nice day mums and get out that pan; it's Shrove Tuesday, pancake day! There is no excuse such as, 'I don't know how to make a pancake' as 'Action Annie' will give you the recipe. Give your child a day they will never forget! I like my pancakes smothered with maple syrup." William Forde: February 9th, 2016." William Forde: November 30th, 2015.