There and Back…a Hobbit’s Tale..El Keeno’s Run 9 Sept

On On: Pechey Road Jane Brook

So, for anyone who thinks Mount Doom is a long way away, they clearly have not experienced the search for ‘On Home’ on one of El Keeno’s runs!  It was a glorious spring day as we all gathered on El Keeno’s brother’s front verge en masse.  A few latecomers raced in…Passiona and Leapfrog, the Tickhead family, and very last Skimpy, Free Beer and Mum. Apparently Skimpy then spent 20 minutes changing before setting off.  Suprisingly we headed off uphill, and were soon embarrassed by El Keeno’s nephew racing past us at a great speed….well i was anyway.  It was a fast run and we headed miles across John Forrest national park, with glorious views.  About 40 minutes in GPS got disorientated (its the lay lines you know) and once found, was attached to the walkers for safe keeping.  Apparently there was a flurry of concern with Lady Gaga missing in action. I didn’t quite get the full story but all ended well, as she was in the closing circle (unless the family had a spare to hand of course i hadn’t thought of that).  Yowie tried to interrogate Cameron for local info on how to get back (he was posessed by the ring at the time) but to no avail. We were already mostly knackered (except perhaps Skippy…and to be fair Dripper and Passiona didn;t look tired) when we found ourselves in Stratton. This was the point when the Nazgul almost got us but we cut across a building site and gave them the slip. The only casualty being Skippy’s one extremely muddy shoe. After a tortuous  lap of a snake infested swamp (into which we threw the gold ring at last) we finally started heading for home. HEY i just realised i forgot to fine GPS for splashing the monk as we crossed a stream!! I will pick that up next week GPS do not fear 🙂   …  Anyway we did finally make it back, as did the walkers. The Monk was carried piggyback the last 40 metres in order to wipe out a pending fine (no names mentioned)

In the circle, The Monk revealed her gentle side with “The Thingy of Niceness” which resulted in some choc freddos being awarded. There was however several requests for “The Bucket of Shame” …so watch out next week.

3 Responses to “There and Back…a Hobbit’s Tale..El Keeno’s Run 9 Sept”

  1. tickhead September 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    At the Camel Run last week, I declared I would ferret out the scrumptious scone recipe from Pickup Chick’s cupboards (plural like her shoe racks and clothing closets) of recipes and I finally found it (please don’t tell her I gave it away at no cost!).


    1) Pickup Chick sends me to the shop to spend my hard earned money on:
    # SR Flour (3 cups)
    # Bottle of lemonade (1 cup)
    # Whipping Cream (1 cup)
    # A carton of eggs (1 egg yolk – use the white to make a small pavlova – you may need more cream!)
    2) I get to heat the oven to 230C and measure out the ingredients
    3) I then sift the flour into a large bowl and add the cream and lemonade (I also pour Pick Up Chick a cold glass of lemonade with two blocks of ice – happy wife happy life).
    4) While Pickup Chick sits back drinking the lemonade and reading the local rag looking for verge side pickup areas, I mix the ingredients to a soft dough with a knife.
    5) The dough is then turned out onto the bench (lightly floured) and formed into a rectangular shape approximately 5cm thick.
    6) From the lounge room Pickup Chick tells me where to find the scone cutter and how to cut the dough into shapes (I did go to kindergarten!). I then place them close together on a tray which I prepared earlier with baking paper (Pickup chick is onto the fourth newspaper and has 3 pages of verge side areas for me to drive her around).
    7) I crack an egg and separate the yolk (sometimes several eggs are required to get one clean yolk – that’s why you buy a carton of them). The yolk is whisked and then used as a glaze on the scones.
    8) I place the tray of scones in the oven and as directed don’t move away from the oven until they are perfect (15 – 20 minutes or when golden on top).
    9) I then serve the scones with the whipped cream and some variety of jam. I also take Pickup Chick another cold glass of lemonade as cooking is hot work.
    10) Yummy Yummy!! – Enjoy.

  2. el_keeno
    el_keeno September 10, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    I shall try this at once! Thanks heaps.

  3. Pink Bits
    Pink Bits September 14, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    Hi All,

    If anyone is reading this PLEASE indicate via this or TXT me who is going to be at Indian dinner on Sun night ??? They really would appreciate numbers….

    Thanx and pass the word around

    PB xxx