22 February 2004
The “Happy Hour” Hash.
Hunting lodge at La Pipe.
Etienne, Gilbert, Mireille
Christian and Francis from Mauritius
Eve and Daniel: holiday makers
Hans Waichert and Lottie Harder: also on holiday I think…
It was quite a rowdy hash circle and I didn’t get many details of
the first-timers, but they were all excellent guests and we look forward
to having lots more fun with them in the future.
Someone came back! Halleluiah, the lord be praised! Errol didn’t
so much drink his beer as hoover it.
and a few others returned and received their Returner’s gifts, a
lovely little MH3 tradition, I think.
The Grand Old Duke of York, he had 10,000 men, he marched them up to
the top of the hill…but at least he only did it once! We went up
one hill, found a back-check, back down, up the other hill, back check,
back down, up, down, up, down, up down, like Bill Clinton’s trousers.
We didn’t have any beer to sustain us on the trip, not even a sniff.
Not so much a drinking club with a running problem, more a cardiac out-patients’
ward with a death wish! But it was worth it!
The views from the top, even with the cloud and haze and mist rising from
the rain-dampened valley, were stunning.
All this went on under the watchful eyes of the hares – Gilbert
and Etienne, although we thought of a few other names for them as we were
casting about for the trail. They really had given us a good hash: there
was mud, there were streams with slippery logs, puddles to splash about
in, undergrowth, getting lost, trails marked now in flour now in ribbon.
It had everything – a runners trail, a wimp’s trail and even
one for Tomek. In fact, it was every bit as enjoyable as the name of the
venue suggested it should be. (Chance to improve your French vocab gentlemen!)
And, like Happy Hour, we got 2 hashes for the price of one! It was so
far off the beaten track to get to this hash, that it was a hash in itself
to get there: so much so that some didn’t until we had already left.
Hats to the “Off” position for Peter who arrived late but
quickly pushed to the front.
The food was prepared by the angels (Annelise) as manna for the saints
and sinners (us): in other words it was fokken lekker.
Special mention to Jean Remiah on cold drinks duty – good selection.
Many thanks to the hares and to Annelise and to everyone there: a Real
TIP: The road to this hash venue is like sex in Wales - LONG SLOW and
ROUGH. For the future, leave ample time to get here. In fact, please would
hares and everyone else try and spread the word if a particular venue
needs extra time or care to get to it.
There’s been a survey recently where the authorities wanted to know
how many condoms should be put in the packets handed out by the family-planning
clinic. They asked an Englishman, a Frenchman and a Scotsman, who, by
an extraordinary coincidence happened to be called Jimmy.
The Englishman said 7:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday
The Frenchman said 9:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday and
.Jimmy answered 12:
January, February, March…
Strong On officiated.
I was punished again, for having accused the RA in a previous hash-trash
of trying to be funny, a mistake I won’t be repeating this week
that’s for sure.
The Exocet was rewarded with a down-down for his son’s fine performance
in his first Hash. Give him a few more years and he will soon develop
the ground-hugging profile which gave his dad his name.
Gilbert, representing the hares, was punished with a down-down for carrying
out MI5 training sessions on a hash – skulking around in the bushes
and conducting surveillance on the hounds.
Virgin Hans was also rewarded by 2nd assistant RA (the “Wrestler”)
for the wearing of scintillating white shorts kept so deliciously clean.
(Somehow Snow White escaped punishment here, even though her snow-white
outfit really was VERY suspiciously clean).
In a whammy that was soon to become a double-whammy (see smelly blue below)
the RA was punished by Commander-in-Chief and Chief Helmet Captain Nimmo
for the grievous act of leaving a box unfulfilled. You just can’t
get the staff these days.
Actually, Strong On’s not bad at this RA lark, given how young he
is, and with a bit more experience he might one day be as good as Hot
Dog, one of the great RA’s of our time.
The Smelly Blue.
Pretty soon we are going to have to sell tickets for people to come and
admire the art-work on the smelly blue. It might have to be renamed the
Arty Farty Blue. Ruth has added a superb giraffe, which raised a collective
“Aah” of appreciation from the hash circle when she turned
round to show everyone. It could just be possible that the women were
admiring the giraffe while the men were admiring the sight of Ruth from
behind. This would explain why, as she put it, she had received several
“propositions”…She awarded it to Strong On partly for
the aforementioned act of leaving a box early, but more so for answering
back to the Grandmaster about it when being punished first time.
Stefan declared that he wanted the dodo to go to the “boy at the
back” who said “Everyone attack” and it turned into
a ball-room blitz, and the girl in the corner said “Boy I want to
warn you…” Sorry, mind wandered a bit there.
Next Hash 7 March at Benares
Hare(s) John (another new hare so let’s have another turn out like
Assistant Hares, Strong On and Coffee-mate
Now I know you know who you are. And I know that you know that I know
who you are. And I’m guessing that you know that I know that you
know that I know, so there’s no need to let you know, is there?
ON ON (little bit louder now)
|Alan's Receeding Hareline:
||Hares - Area
||Alan, Sarah, John
1. Would hashers please note that there is a deposit (money) on glass
bottles (beer, softies)! Please do not throw them away, leave them on
the beach or with the rubbish (or even take them
2. Walks take place on most Sundays when there is no Hash. See the
"Friendly walks" page for
| HASH MISH-MANAGEMENT
Line + Trailmasters:
Alan "Strong on" Grihault
||Andy "The Hustler"
|Drinks for Wimps 'n Kids:
White" & David "Shorty" Colbert
|Always willing deputy Edit
Russell( www.bob-russell.net )