Over the last 6 weeks in lockdown the Story Events and Venue Search London teams have been finding new ways to lift spirits and continue to inspire ideas with our own internal virtual experiences.

Our weekly HIIT and Yoga sessions have been amazing to keep us active and moving whilst we’re working from home. However, life is all about balance! So, we hosted a virtual flip-along to celebrate pancake day, which was the perfect excuse to indulge.

Some opted for the thick, fluffy American style pancake and others the thin, delicate French crepes. Whatever takes your fancy, don’t forget to pop a few token pieces of fruit in there for aesthetics. We loved using this vegan recipe by The Happy Pear which meant all dietaries were catered for and everyone felt included from the get go.

​It is also great to acknowledge the history of Pancake Day and why we make these delicious treats on this particular day. Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between February 3 and March 9. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

Story Events and Venue Search London have been participating in a whole array of wellness and mindfulness activities to keep us checking in with our bodies, our minds and also each-other. Our goal has been to get everyone involved by hosting multiple different activities that suit all personalities and lifestyles.

We have taken into consideration the team members who have children in the house, hosting activities to get both them and the kids involved, acknowledging the fact that many parents are having to balance work and home-schooling at the same time. Virtual Pancake day was a fantastic stress reliever in these tense times and gave us a well earned break from our screens. They also allow the mini members of the team to join in too! ​

If you would like to learn more about our Virtual Wellness initiative we have been running here at Story and would like to know how it can benefit your company then get in touch with the team today, via email or give us a call on 02078709303.