Monday 27 August 2012
The Cricketers, Weston
Hares: Lady P & The Count
HASHERS: 22 ANKLE BITERS: 5 MUTTS: 4 APRES: 4
Skippy & Knotch take it easy ...
... not so easy for Shuffle & Depth Charge
MFS&O didn't believe the arrow
As I seem to remember Rapid saying, quoting John "Hannibal" Smith, "I love it when a plan comes together."
Off to Weston Park we went, past the remnants of a wedding party in the field opposite the cricket meadow at Damask Green and towards Park Wood. But eschewing the conventional route towards Halls Green, a 135 degree left turn saw us head back (you can see the full route here). This move drew admiring mutterings from Ringer and other hashers in awe at its brilliance but was controversial in the eyes of latecomers Mekon, Fizzy, Submissive and Oscar, obliged to follow at a more than respectful distance. Despite the presence of an arrow pointing (much as Jack O' Legs' once did) towards Weston Churchyard, they failed to find the trail and sloped off back to the pub.
A couple of points disappointed your correspondent: three strapping young hashers, let's guess they were Rapid, Shuffle & Depth Charge, ran past a Ladies' Check hand-crafted in traditional manner.
Hare Shirts for 5 lays in a year for Rapid (held over from 1109) and Lady P (first Harriette to receive the turquoise shirt). And down-downs for a host of hashers for a multitude of reasons. Certainly Thongo, Stallion,
Good to see Custard and Spotted Dick, not running but looking well enough after a serious road accident and appreciating the get-well cupcakes etc. sent to them by Double and Subby on behalf of H5. Get even weller soon you two, we'll see you orienteering on 8 September.
And to round off, Lady P muffins. All donations go to H5 Charities nominated by the blessed cake-makers.
On On to THE FOX & DUCK, THERFIELD
Birthday for Twiglet
Good to see the Peckers back
Beer & roasties: what could be better?