Run 1798 | 26th July 2017 | Mothball / TigerMoth @ Home

Mothball and Tiger Moth

THEME:  Christmas In July

27 Hashers were heartily greeted at Mothball and Tiger Moth’s newly renovated home, arriving at the back deck which glistened with beautifully festive Christmas decorations. There were tinsel garlands and flashing lights strung below the ceiling, more decorations hung around the walls. The tables, aglow with candlelight were set with gold plates and Bon Bons. Even the cutlery sat snugly in tiny little fabric Santa suits, on each plate. Tiger Moth had also stuck shining Christmas motives on the water glasses and draped each chair with Santa hats or reindeer antlers for us to wear. There was a large gas heater to keep us warm. Outside, the back garden was lit by red and green laser lights dancing across the lawn. After admiring the Moth’s new digs everyone set out for the Run, in great anticipation of the feast which they knew was awaiting their return.

Mothball and Tiger Moth always go to a great effort to make Christmas in July a Special Event and this year we feel that they have excelled themselves. Greatly appreciated.

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RUN REPORT:  By Deeper:  We headed off and one thing that was very unusual was that the Hare told the Pack before the Run that there would be no hills, and there were no hills on the Run. The pack ran down a lane and out into suburban streets where it was interesting to see if Prince could look for and find trail from a Check. At the first 2 Checks he ran along the street, came back and said that the arrows did not resume in that direction. He had not run far enough, perhaps, since it actually was in that direction. The trail went through an underpass which was flooded and back through another one that was not flooded. One of the local brain surgeons out for his nightly stroll noticed our Christmas attire and said “It must be Christmas In July.”  The checks and on backs kept the pack fairly well together and it was a pleasant run, culminating in the welcome hot gluhwein before a short trot home.

Scored – 22.36/25

WALK REPORT: By Pegmatite:  Mothball said there were no hills but there were a few gentle inclines which made me feel hard done by. Fortunately there were no cobblestones to walk over. We did walk through a school ground and across some parks, avoiding puddles from the recent rain. Mothball served delicious cheese dip and warming gluhwein 300 metres from home, many thanks to Tiger Moth, who prepared it.

Scored – 24.5/25

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GM’S CHARGES:

RETURNEES: Sweaty Box, Pegmatite, Tiger Moth, Lube Oil & Deeper

Mug Awards:

  • Hooray C.O. – Admitted to getting lost in South Yarra.
  • Pegmatite – Brought the sled dog along but not the sled.

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Tiger Moth – Codpiece, who has dined in many fine restaurants here and overseas applauded Tiger Moths fabulous dishes. The dishes tonight were as nice and tasty as at Birragurra and Attica. Also the theatre of the flashing lights, the tinsel, the gold plates and the best bon bons. Tiger Moth was presented with a gift in appreciation of the Moth’s warm hospitality.

CHARGES FROM THE FLOOR: Sergeant – Prickly Bush

  • Lotsafun – Palindromic 656 Runs.
  • Udder Idjit – Either way up, 69 Runs.
  • E&B and NickelB – Two devils on 666 Runs.
  •  Kokup and Mothball – Short sighted, both searching for people who were a metre away.
  • Mothball – Even Stevens on the trail marking. Real big arrows, but a long way apart.
  • Sweaty Box – A GM who had just been dethroned and still turned up.
  • Kokup – Not trusting Punch to write quickly enough, or trying to be helpful?
  • Kokup – Aspiring to David Beckham’s “Golden Balls” title, but his Santa hat his only one big red sparkly ball.
  • Punch – Multiple charges.
  • Gargoyle – She should know by now, never stand behind E&B when she is charged, or wear her drink.
  • Old Boar & Udder Idjit – Set off with the Runners but arrived Home with the Walkers.
  • Mothball, Gargoyle, Hooray C.O. & Prickly Bush – The Christmas Crew, dressed in costume.
  • Prince – Barging through people, like Donald Trump.
  • Sweaty Box – Frozen stiff with the cold, wearing several jackets and hugging the heater.
  • Astro – Impersonating a polar bear with antlers.
  • Lube Oil & Cheesecake – Hiding under the heater behind the Circle.
  • Udder Idjit – Wearing a collar & tie but didn’t polish his shoes.
  • Gargoyle – Also wearing a tie.
  • Deeper – Thirsty.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Lakeside Fees: Committee has kept membership at $50/year and other charges unchanged for 2017-18.

LH3 1800th Run: Run will be on Wednesday 30 August, venue to be confirmed.  There will be a subsidised item of memorabilia available to all financial members.  More details to come.

Melbourne Men’s 2600th Run: Sunday 30th July at Churchill Park, Endeavour Hills.  Arrive at 11:30am for a 12:00 run.  BBQ Lunch provided.

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