A Delightful Darlington Drama

1 Oct. 2017

Darlington prides itself in its artistic accomplishments. Not to be outdone the Hare presented to the Hills Hash House Harriers a drama production consisting of three acts on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Act 1 consisted in a traverse of Glebe Ave onto the bridal path. After a couple of checks there was an intermission while the FRB’s decided to check for some marks up a 45-degree slope. The hare was noticeably reluctant to follow. Act 2 was a delightful meander along the bubbling Nyaania brook ending up at the Glen Forest superblock. Act 3 was a forceful finish along bush trails to avoid pounding the pavement of Ryecroft Rd. The GM and RA must have been rolling in the flowered meadows of Piessed Brook as they were “no shows” thus Dripper took it upon himself to be the leader of the circle’s entertainment. Long-time no sees in the form of White Pointer, Wisecrack and Spekle    were welcomed back. A new walker, Carmen was a welcome addition to the youth group. After the usual On Down’s it was over and we socialized over a pleasant BBQ.

On On till next week in Piesse Brook….P. Merah

Talbot Trials and Tribulations

Talbot Trials and Tribulations

 

Most members drove to the start location in raining weather and were probably thinking…why I am doing this? Nevertheless the RA prevailed and the clouds cleared for the start of the run in Talbot reserve. The route more or less circumvented the park with the Hare making sure that large quantities of sand underfoot were encountered. After a quick 20 minutes of flower viewing the drink stop was reached. The hare, Sheepshunter, was dishing out German Beer; alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Did this have anything to do with the German election being held that Sunday? Methinks all those who went for the non-alcoholic beer should have been relegated to an East German prison camp for their sins. It soon became obvious that the FRB’s led us astray and missed a portion of the run which meant that after the drink stop we headed out again to do the missing bits; well some of us did….where were you GPS? The circle was well placed adjacent to the heavy traffic on Talbot road. Welcome backs to the Tickhead family who were getting too much sunshine in Karratha and were in need of a dose of Perth winter weather. New runner Jessica promised to return next week. There were, some other charges, a birthday cake and plenty of Aussie beer to wash it down. On On till next week in Darlington….

 

  1. Merah

The Jacobite Uprising !

The Jacobite Uprising !
After a little bit of a mix up, we congregated at the lovely Jacoby park to listen to run instructions from the joint Hares. As the runners set off, walkers were instructed that there was a significant hill which may be a challenge for some, so an alternative route was offered. There was a parting of the ways but it seems that the *hill* turned out to be quite reasonable and was not too much of an uprising ! We could not hear the runners horn as it in a desperate disrepair …it could be terminal …Any spare horns out there ? Apparently it is not easily fixable.
Back at the circle that was short and sweet with the run getting a thumbs up, there were the usual suspects getting charges and down downs.
We were delighted to see Nosh arriving so went to enjoy a scrumptious curry ….a variety even … Thanks to the Red family as usual.
Till next time …
On – On
Pink Bits x

Run #1830

Twenty nine hashmen and harriettes squeezed their cars into the intersection of Park road and Great Eastern highway opposite Bilgoman pool for a romp in John Forrest National Park. The park ranger promptly closed the park gates at 4 pm so what were we waiting for to start the run? Dripper?? The walkers proceeded along a nice bush trail with abundant purple flowers to view. The trail ended at the viewpoint of the Perth skyline on Park road. Runners followed a more circuitous route. A long stretch down through trail-less bush coming out on a firebreak road that wound its way up over a hill an eventually down to the old railroad at the entrance to the tunnel. A flat stretch along the old railroad then a grueling uphill slog back to Park road and an easy On In to the drink coolers.  Notable welcome backs were the Marsot family. Don’t wait so long till your next return! Short cutting special of the night went to Shagged Out who was shagged out after the first hill. On On till next week…..P. Merah

How To Lose Your Father In One Easy Lesson !

Fathers Day turn-out was really good and we all found our way to the Red Hill location which had a gorgeous view over the city …… Ahh ! but … that is where we can stop musing on pleasantries and get back to the business of Hashing

So, arriving fashionably late as usual, the GM only just made it for the start. We were given run instructions by Skippy, who had obviously done his homework and set a bush trek !

Well, what a great run this was … well at least the walkers were very pleased with the interesting flowering bush. It was a real treat. The runners went off into the blue and, although we did not see them, the Horn was blowing at regular times. There was a drink stop so, we were anticipating it for quite some time, instead we kept coming across very *secret* campers (bit like Picnic at Hanging Rock….spooky cos there was no-one there …..keep that thought !) as we came out into grassy glades.

Eventually, after much tramping, we emerged into a lovely glade, made lovlier by the warming beverage enjoyed by all. Just couldn’t quite figure out what was amiss but among the mirth someone’s Dad was missing ??? Well you do have another parent so … not too bad … * HOWEVER*  could this mean that the said person may have been SHORTCUTTING ?   (and got lost)    Tee Hee !

After a short run back to the start we were relieved (maybe) to see the Dad, who was making all sorts of excuses as to his disappearance ! Think back to the *Picnic at Hanging Rock* and insert that spooky ooo ooo oo oo ooo oo music ! (Oh just imagine it then …)

Alls well that ends well so ….. the GM was fined big time for assuming some sort of *royal*  priviledge by arriving whenever. This incurred the wrath of the RA and the “Bucket of Shame” was used ….. The errant Dad was fined for being lost & son of Dad fined for managing to lose him (on Fathers Day !)  plus other fines that escape me at the moment.

Great run overall … with snacks and things at the finish

Till next time

 

On On

Pink Bits  x

 

Celebration To The Max ….or…..The Curious Incident of the Water In Face !

Magic moments folks …and this was one of them …

We celebrated a special !st birthday of baby Max who will now be known as * The Teflon Kid *  !

We assembled at the home of Skimpy and family with promises of bonfire, jolly boating, canoeing and swimming ! Not a great deal of these were EVER going to happen but the bonfire did & was good !

Anyway, we were given instructions by Free Beer (interpreting for Teflon Kid who was the offiicial Hare …) and some vague extra stuff from Skimpy …. HOWEVER, he ommitted quite a lot,  as many Hashers were not totally familiar with 4H signs ….  Hence the walkers were led on a completely random meander around the ‘burb …. with the promise of a drink stop …(what milk and cookies  …?) YES it did magically appear, and we had bubbly stuff and still brown nectar … YUM … Then it was back to the start which was an interesting walk with Skimpy waving arms around in relevant direction … (did I mention he kept going the wrong way most of the walk cos he *knew knot where he was* ….Groan)

Oh …and so it went but eventually runners and walkers were back and we had some nibblies and Birthday Cake !

Young Max got his name and had a lot of help from Mum in blowing out his candles ! (Of course the incident of having a cup of water thrown into his face will haunt him for a long time …!) Too much enthusiasm methinks …!

The runners were reasonably happy with the trail but walkers were not as it was erratically marked …What would you expect from a 1 year old crawling the whole trail ? …

After the circle we had a bit of a warm up round the bonfire before going home for a nice glass of milk and a nap !

On-On

 

P B xxx

Best Ever False Trail Start … EVER … !

What an amazing start to this weeks run …. a false trail right at the start …. Ha Ha ! Well, it was only on the walkers trail but still FUNNY  !  This falsie fooled no-one … !

As we has no Hash GM or Hash Nun,  we managed … (no-one is to mention Freo footy next week …TAKE NOTE OF THAT  …  )

Great turn-out and no sign of rain so all good …

We went on what was described for walkers as *usually the runners trail* but sooooo picturesque and with views that were stunning (glad we live here eh ???)

So after a wonderful frolic through the “bursting with buds bushland”, we wound back at the fabulous rendevous of D’ton PO ! Oh ! Joy and Jumping Jacks …. T’was good people … and no lost bods or injuries … Too good.

We had a VIRGIN runner today who tried to name himself  (I think he may have had insider information ?   Or… why name himself as * Condom*  … No wait .. got that wrong …  Qandong  ..or something …..  but of course it went badly for him and he may be *Ding-Dong* or even *Avon*)

Tee… Hee …

Oh too much information so we had a great night and NOSH was super and warm and filling ! Thanks guys !

On – On till next week…

 

P B   x

Best RA barr NUN

What an amazing Hash NUN we have….. she managed to hold off the rain for the entire run and that was no mean feat, as we arrived in torrential rain moments with following heavy showers….

Despite ominous skies we were a reasonable group huddled under shelter. The run and walk was mostly in bushland round the extremeties of Kalamunda ! It was a great run, with the added feature of a drink stop, (including bubbles) with a view ! Both runners and walkers had separate stops (always an advantage !….) and returned with everyone intact and safe and sound !

Circle had usual charges and fines, the RA got her HASH NUN badge (treasure it !)  … more Birthdays were celebrated ( who keeps having them I ask ?) … and was reasonably short due to inclement weather having to appear after holding it in for so long ! (not dis-similar to some Hashers who needed to dash off into the bushes ……)

Great stuff ….

On On till next week !

Pink Bits   x

Dripper’s 600th Run …or … Get a Life !

There was a very sunny, colourful Hash gathering this week to celebrate the magnificent and * awesuspicious * occasion of Dripper’s 600th run. He was presented with a fetching feather bra and a yellow flag to take on the run. Most Hashers were dressed in long frocks to help him celebrate this achievement.

Directions were given for runners and walkers with the separate trails marked very well.  The trail wound its way past numerous watering establishments, at one of which we actually needed to spend some time. It would have been longer had it not been for the doggies we had in tow … but swiftly moving along, we found ourselves back at the  start. Our outfits caused a bit of a stir in the leafy suburb of Guilford and traffic slowed to a crawl-by. (Tee – Hee)

The circle was entertainig with the new GM, RA & On-Sec being fully in control. (well almost …!) There were numerous charges and nonesense but we were anticipating a delicious dinner at the third watering hole, so it was short and sweet.

On – On

 

Pink Bits  x

Where Are You Scooby Doo …? REVISITED

As the weather closed in and rain was imminent, the new GM and RA appeared just in time. I think the RA was hoping to appease the Rain Gods but it wasn’t really working. The Hare, GPS, gave some quick instructions as walkers and runners set off in their respective directions.

AND THEN THE RAIN CAME DOWN…..

Runners sped off quick smart and walkers put up their brolly’s and braved the wind and rain (tough lot !) but not all as a few were reluctant to get drenched so hung about with random people sheltering under the meagre railway awning.

Eventually, we all went for a bit of a walk and caught up with returning walkers. Very funny really as it was such a short walk we were back in 30 minutes. Runners were out a little bit longer but some trail had washed out so GPS was herding the pack like a mother – hen ! Sweet ….

It was with some cobnsternation that we waited for 2 missing runners, 3 if you count GPS arriving via a short cut ….AHA …..He DOES deserve the SCB Trophy ! Still no sign of Scooby and a visiting Hasher but everyone swore they saw them arriving at the station at the back of the pack !????

After a serious discussion re:Occ Health & Safety, we carried on with the circle where there were lots of down-downs  from the new RA as well as name badges given out to very excited littles ! There had been cake for Sheep Shunters birthday so obviously he had a down-down as well !

We then finished and thought about leaving the lost Hashers to their fate (being mauled by small rodents, having wet dangly bits of bush slithering over them !) but some of us stayed and we sent GPS off on his bike to look for them. At exactly that time they returned, safe and sound having just been on a tourist trek ! (Lecture about safety was given but apparently they did tell someone ! …Next time tell someone who is not deaf ! ! !)

Oh it was a good run really and a few of us had a super HOT curry later …. Certainly warmed the cockles …..YUUUMMMMMM !

Dress up next week to celebrate Drippers 600th run !

On – On

Pink Bits   x