Interesting ceremony of "rolling in dust and ashes" this evening. We weren't going to hold it in the Moot House - not after all those sneezing fits last time. So we held it outside.
Of course, in all that sleet and snow it was not as much fun as it should have been. In fact it was more of a "rolling in sludge and alkaline paste". If we boil up some of that Value Beef we bought the other day which nobody will eat, and skin the fat off, we should be able to produce human-shaped soap. The only problem then being how we'd get the Beaker Folk without ruining the shape of the soap.