Cool Events Column: Celebrate in style at home!

MKFM presenter Sam Carmichael has ideas to mark Pancake Day, Mother’s Day and St Patrick’s Day at home…

Happy New Year, and what a year it has been.

Here’s to health, happiness, and hopefully the return of more events in 2021.

For now, with everything still up in the air, it’s best to bring you three big events to celebrate in the comfort of your own home because, let’s face it, we haven’t quite ventured out of sweats just yet.

First, a bit of history. Did you know that Olney is home to the world’s first pancake race?

On Shrove Tuesday over 550 years ago, story has it that a local woman ran down the Olney high street, frying pan in hand, fearing she would be late for church.

Fast forward to the 21st century, this woman’s little mishap has led to a worldfamous tradition. Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, falls on 16th February, so why not have your own race?

Get some frying pans at the ready, show off your eggstraordinary skills, and pay homage to the old townsfolk.

Don’t forget to reward yourself with a homecooked pancake, or ten. You deserve it!

14th March is Mother’s Day. If you’re lucky enough to be in the same bubble as your mum, then there are plenty of things to do.

There’s always afternoon tea which you can make yourself, or order from one of the many independent bakeries across MK.

We’re lucky to have countless parks for Sunday strolls; I’d suggest grabbing a coffee and heading down to Stanton Low, a hidden gem!

Or if you’d rather celebrate virtually, why not sip mumosas during a virtual brunch?

St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated across the globe on 17th March. Many would usually be visiting a parade then heading to the pub, but celebrations will again be more low-key this year.

They will be shifted more to home feasts, family time, game nights, and bringing the bar back home.

MK Biergarten in Wolverton is the perfect place to grab some brews!

Happy celebrating.

If you are running or hosting an event email sam.celebratemk@gmail.com.

This feature was published in the February and March 2021 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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