So much going on at the Manor today. There are 47 days until Easter Sunday ... which means it's Fat Tuesday! Carnival time (394.25)! Everyone's in their Mardi Gras outfits -- the dress code is strictly purple, to complement the green and gold of Edition 22 -- and the parade stretches all the way across the drawing room toward the water cooler just outside the Vicar's office. It's Pancake Day, too, of course, and we're having our very own pancake race later this afternoon (796.425 Non-track races). Remember: thin and crispy ... sprinkled with powdered sugar ... a dash of fresh lemon juice ... lovely. More like a crêpe than a US-style pancake, I'd say; fortunately, works on crêpes and pancakes alike are classed at 641.815 Bread and bread-like foods. Finally, to all our Icelandic readers: happy Bursting Day! And enjoy those peas.