The story of the H5 Away Weekend in a remote and not at all creepy (until we arrived) farmhouse set in the beautiful countryside of the Staffordshire Peak District near Longnor is best told in pictures. But one particular point needs to be spelt out.
All of us who went were very grateful to Lady P for finding such a splendid venue, arranging such a fine itinerary and then not going herself [that needs rephrasing ... ed]. Well done and thanks to her, and well done and thanks to everyone for mucking in and having a great time, H5 style.
These are The Hares' Wurdz in SWAB format:
The SRAB philosophy (Short Runs Are Best) was applied to this run from our weekend accommodation at Over Boothlow Farm, Longnor. Your two intrepid hares set out at 8 am (after an extra hour in bed) to lay the run and were back drinking tea within the hour.
After the circle formed a check of footwear revealed that wellies were in favour, in all sorts of fetching designs one pair even sported a leopard print. A birthday was declared by SCREAMER, but no hat was in evidence (seems LADY PEE had not put it on the COUNT's packing list!). Hares warned of animal dangers and the pack were set forth. At the first check PECKER and FORKING found the false trails leaving the COUNT to lead the pack to the second check. PONGO [great to see old school hare using trad names was paintball there ... ed] and PERDITA then discovered the real trail to the first lot of top class shiggy.
PAINTBALL then took up FRB duties only to find a 4 to the back fish hook with the other usual suspects. This placed SUBBY in the vanguard ... only to discover two bar checks, with the real trail back over the fields to the ON INN and another top patch of shiggy, we were all back within 30 minutes of the start.
Hares and the birthday girl received down downs as did six other lucky hashers (can't remember who) once FORKING had liberated some dray beer from the COUNT's supply.
ON ON back to Beds
SMIFFO & RAPID