Today is Passion Sunday.
In the north-west of England it is the custom to enjoy Carlin Peas at lunch or nibble them from a saucer in the pub.
This reminds us where we are in the year, between Mothering Sunday and Palm Sunday.
In church the statues have been veiled.
All this tells us that we are at turning point in Lent.
By the end of this week we shall have entered real time to begin recalling day by day the events of Holy Week from next weekend.