“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids” – John Steinbeck.

Our Head of Events, Eilís, decided to have some of us over for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Pancakes are easy to make, so it was meant to be a cute way of bonding and 100% stress free. It was supposed to be simple ie.

THE CREPES WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE THIS

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I got so excited about the fact that I had the utensils to make a crêpe “professionally” that I forgot to put butter on the pan, meaning everything got stuck and it failed horribly.

And the second time we couldn’t be arsed buying plain flour from the shop that was literally a 30 second walk away, so we used self-raising flour instead, and it looked like someone boked on the pan:

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Nutritious.

So then I had to do the walk of shame and scrape our pathetic efforts into the bin, which would have been more embarrassing if I hadn’t been laughing so much:

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“JAMES YOU SHOULD LOOK MORE ASHAMED” – Ellie Lawlor, Queen’s Radio Presenter.

In the end we just relied on the good ol’ fashioned way of making pancakes, in a pan. And it worked wonders:

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Nutella for dayzzzz.

The moral of the story is, don’t spend £40 on fancy machinery if you can get the job done way more effectively with the cheap stuff. Or, alternatively, just don’t be an idiot. 

James Lavery

James Lavery

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James Lavery