RESIDENTS at St Ronan’s Care Home in Innerleithen had a flipping good day earlier this week.

To mark Shrove Tuesday, staff at the Maxwell Street home prepared pancakes, while residents served up a mix of nostalgia, recalling how they all used to spend the last day before Lent.

Louise Fraser from St Ronan’s Care Home told us: “The residents all put their tartan aprons on and enjoyed mixing up the pancake batter and there was lots of laughs.

“Everyone got together to decorate their pancakes and shared stories about how they used to spend Shrove Tuesday.

“One lady told a story about how, many years ago, her son was flipping pancakes and it ended up stuck to the ceiling. Everyone was in hysterics.”

Shrove Tuesday occurs before the first day of Lent, known as Ash Wednesday, which is 40 days before Easter.

For Christians, Lent is a period of abstinence.

Traditionally, pancakes were eaten the day before to use up foods such as flour, butter and eggs – before the 40-day fast.