DATE: 5 NOVEMBER 2013
SITE: LOWER DIPLO
HARES: TRAILBLAZER/STICKY RICE/GLAMOUR
FRONT HORN: MRS PINGU BACK HORN: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
We gathered at lower diplo ready to set off at 5.15, after a lovely day off due to the public holiday. Haven’t been to lower diplo for a while so it was a nice change (except for the amount of rubbish that people had dumped around the area – very disappointing ). However all was forgiven when none other than our dearly beloved Mad Marg turned up for a reunion hash – so nice to catch up with old friends! Just to make it even more special, Alison was selling off various Xmas fete yummies in time to be eaten and then re-purchased before Christmas.
The trail had an awesomely steep hill that seemed to be vertical in places! However the views at the top were worth the scramble. We found out later that the recee took 1 and a ½ hours with two kids (ages 6 and 7) so congratulations to them! The front horn was Mrs Pingu while the back horn was taken by Alice in Wonderland. The first check (in some slippery when wet places) was found by Dr Dolittle, while Ikea and Speedy Gonzales found the second. Sid was particularly pleased with her pace on the night (until she found out that everyone she caught up to was sick!) Sorry to burst that bubble!
The on on was really well attended (it’s usually much harder to get people to change locations after the run – lots of people head for home instead – but tonight everyone was in fine form). They must have heard rumours of previous fabulous spreads put on by our glorious Glamour (who, by the way, was celebrating her 1150th run and her 60th wedding anniversary!) Fantastic achievements! My favourite quote had to be, “As you get older, your price goes down” when Glamour was describing her gifts.
The on on started with first time guests; Lee from the loan service and Sarah who was here on a flying 10 day visit. We also welcomed two new hashers into the fold; A big ‘welcome, welcome, welcome’ to Alzbeta and Chihiro. (Don’t forget to study for the test!) Then it was time for the birthdays – Hotlips, Bunny Girl, Dr Dolittle, Sticky Rice and Trailblazer all managed to stand up in time but poor old Duchess of Cambridge was discombobulated by the excitement and noise and totally missed her chance to get a down down – at least she’s guaranteed to get one next week as she’s a hare!
Anyway, after that there were a lot of announcements – far too many to remember them all! Finally it was time for the hashit – Dizzy was pleased to get rid of it so quickly. Bunny Girl was the lucky recipient as she had a man on the hash (said man was happy to pose for photographic evidence of crime – leading this writer to believe he was quite happy to set her up!) Don’t worry Bunny Girl – you can get your own back at kid’s hash ;-)
Next comes the highlight of the night – another fabulous feast put on by Glamour – divine! Then there was time for hash shop sales (very profitable night – as long as everyone brings their money next week!), interesting conversations and a few liquid refreshments. Wonderful night – don’t forget to come next week to Lucky Gardens for another evening of fun and frolics in the Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures! on on
NEXT RUN: Lucky Gardens ---- Hash House ---- Bring a chair
HARES: SQUEAK/TWINKLE TOES/PSYCHO/DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE