Saturday, 26 May 2012

Missing Sydney Harriettes' Franklins Award....?

Not the Sydney Harriette
Franklins Award!!
During our last AGM Strawbs and Nympho were recognised for their contributions and their efforts, over the years, in making the Harriette experience the fun filled Wednesday night it deserves to be.  Their efforts were recognised by being awarded the Franklins Award, however they were unable to receive the actual trophy as it has gone missing.

It has been a few years since its last public appearance (much like the golden boobs and the chastity belt), it is a large trophy, gaudy in appearance and revered because it is only occasionally given to a Harriette who has gone above and beyond her normal duties. 
Ohhhh...thats where it is!!!!

Harriettes' Golden Boobs
When asked where the damn thing is, one Harriette responded that it had been 'sent out for repairs' but that was a while ago.... 

Does anyone know its whereabouts?  Can any one retrieve it and pass it into Strawbs and Nympho's hands?

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Happy Enforced Holiday everyone!

Happy mothers day to all who had a great time.
Commiserations to all who can't wait for it all to be over.
There are too many expectations set for a day like today that make it so easy for disappointment.
It all comes down to how easily can you express your true feelings and how well your loved ones accept them as your valid thoughts without feeling criticism.

Give them all a big hug and sit down together with a gin & tonic in front of the fire and have a merry old soak. (Lemoncello is a good choice too)

Love and hugs to all

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Remembering past Harriettes

There is strength in remembering losses. 
There is a heart warming in remembering those who were part of our lives and have since died.
There is joy in sharing happy memories of those we have lost.
I have wondered if we should be remembering Harriettes that have died in some way. 
When I was doing the Harriettes web pages I was tempted to create a page of rememberance for them but was advised that it might upset some.
Well now I want to ask you - would you be upset to see a rememberance page of past Harriettes?
Who would you like to see remembered in these pages?
What memories do you have to contribute to such a page.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

ANZAC Harriettes?

We had a great ANZAC Day run/march through the streets of Gladesville this week and it got me thinking.....

I know that our Darwin Don and Dame Nellie marched in the ANZAC Day march, very proud of them both.  I now wonder about what Harriettes were involved in the war effort or in the Australian (or New Zealand) forces over the years?

If I was cheeky [ you all know how that is an impossibility] I might mention Low Profile as the only Harriette I know with just the slightest of relations with the Australian fighting forces as she has set up trenches in various libraries in the Department of Defence and fought off various illiterate foes. I am sure she has been decorated for her bravery.

Surely there would be a number of Harriettes that have served in our forces at some time? Do you know of any? Is anyone willing to step forward and own up?


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Thunder on a Wednesday

Portrait of a Lady of the Saxon
 Court as Judith with the head
of Holofernes, circa 1537 - 1540
Reading through a history of the Saxons yesterday I came across an interesting 6th century Saxon superstition.
Thunder on a Wednesday predicts the death of a lazy woman. That doesn't worry me much as most of us can find something useful to do, especially on a Wednesday. You know the sort of thing - washing the windows, walking the dog, making dinner or just lopping off a head or two.

It seems to me it is impossible to be a lazy woman these days.  Just this morning I have read the paper, had breakfast, dressed and fixed my hair, made a shopping list, attempted to ignore the cat, then fed the cat, swept the floors, kissed the husband and planned lunch.  

The best thing to do on a Wednesday, of course is to get your gear on and paratroop into a Harriette run - not only because it is relaxing and socially fun but it also allows you to stretch your legs in a new location every week. 

Yes it has been thundery (and wet!) on most Wednesdays lately but thank goodness there are no lazy Harriettes. 

ONON Nymph

Sunday, 11 December 2011


Oh got a brain storm!  Lets make a short list of the sexiest men we want to meet and lets make them Associate members of the Harriettes.
Our current members are the most delightful Hashers you could find in Sydney but lets face it, there are only three or four of them on trail with us on any given Wednesday night, thats spreading the sexiness a little too thin for me.   

Why did I add a pic of George for Twin Dicks' run? Didn't you know?
Twin Dicks and George were separated at birth!

Anyway - back to my briliant idea, lets list who we would like included in our Associates listing.
George, of course.    Eric Banner  Brad Pit  Matt Daimon .... who else?

Monday, 3 October 2011

Are we using the wrong running shoe?

The goodweekend SMH mag ran an article this week on barefoot running and how the use of cushioned running shoes are actually teaching us to run in a 'heel-toe" style that will lead to more injury. I recall when I was first learing to run that I should try to land lightly on the toes...any one else heard of this?

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Motor Mouth is in Prague and says hello

Annette says:
"Have spent last 3 days in Prague. First impressions not great as the apartment we choose via internet pretty grotty however we have seen some amazing sights including spectacular light show on the famous clock tonight. Off to Vienna early tomorrow." via facebook

Great to hear from you Annette.
So many Harriettes travel to very interesting places and should be sending more e-postcards to us. I should mention it to the GM. 
Meanwhile the GM has a great idea to set up a travel log for our yearbook - so if you have been somewhere lately start drafting your story.
ONON Nymph

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Sisters share with eachother and brothers want to poison eachother

This absolute is true - sisters will share clothes and shoes with each other, brothers would rather poison each other than even touch a single item of their brother's clothing let alone actually wear it.

There are so many sisters out there that love to share clothes, secrets, advice and jokes. Yet there are so many more brothers out there that the only way to show love is to gouge eyes, burn hair, bruise heavily or hamstring each other.

Why is this so? The first answer I have is that oldest primeval of conditions –competition. Each brother sees all brothers (and their mates) as the genetic competition and is ready to wipe them out at every opportunity. However each sister instinctively sees other sisters as being on the same side and uses sharing as a survival tactic. Each sister that can share resources are both benefiting and increase each others’ ability to live longer.

Lone live the sorority!

Monday, 13 June 2011


The Queen may think she has two assets

POSH ONLY has two assets

the Queen really has OTHER ASSETS

Friday, 3 June 2011

Harriette Bucket has been leading the trend in Australia

For a number of years now the Sydney Hash House Harriettes have been adding (and increasing) the ratio of wine [and champas] to beer in our bucket. Some have said it was a cultural move, others have indicated that our increased preference for wine shows a more mature pallet.

What ever the reason now the ABS has reported that only now the rest of Australia has caught up with the Harriettes.

So lets raise our wine glasses to the Harriettes and to the next trend!

ONON Nympho

Friday, 5 March 2010

Fruity today

Love the fruit? I don't eat enough and I know you don't either. On the other hand there are too many of us that a real "fruits" - not picking up the bucket for your run next week...not being available to write the run report...wanting to moan if there is any hint of loss of wine at the bucket.
Then there are the nuts...those little hard kernels of protein are delicious and very moreish. Just keep the people 'nuts' away from me...the "I can't pay you tonight because I am too busy" nuts...or the "we never do it that way" nut.


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

First Blog, first Wednesday Run and some ideas

Run #1614 Wed 3/3/10 6.30pm start

First Wednesday Run of the new SH3 committee is upon us and with great confidence I know that this little group of Harriettes will put on a good show. There is talk around what the theme to this new committee will be. There is also a buzz around several Harriettes wanting to get their complaints / suggestions in early. To the Harriettes providing constructive ideas or solutions - thank you! To the Harriettes looking for a chance to whinge - my response is the same as it always has been - get on Committee or shut up!

ONON: Little Manly Reserve Kiosk, cnr Stuart & Carey St, Little Manly Cove

Saturday, 2 August 2008

New leaf - I am turning it over today

So today is the first post of the rest of my Blogging life. I have looked over my past entries and found they are too infrequent.
This little Harriette is about to start to 'really blog'

Here goes:
Crumbed veal today for lunch - and I am late getting it started.
The papers are talking loads about Chinese Government crimes against its people. The crushing weight of authority dictating how the Chinese must obey all laws, even the unwritten and implied laws. How you must behave, how you should be friendly how you must show feelings in public. Where you can go and not go, who you can call friend and who you can not. Which racial minority is the right racial minority.
I wonder if the Oz Olympic athletes should be counted as lucky or unlucky. They will face more rules about their behaviour than any other sporting teams, covering behaviour, movement, food and who they can talk to.
I don't expect to hear about any African athletes seeking asylum during these games....
Are we lucky or unlucky as a nation to have a new Mandarin speaking PM elected just before the games. Does a KRudd prime minister mean we will be required to 'save face' and turn up at the games and end up helping the Chinese promote their 'friendly sham?

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Protest! Protest! Protest!

10th Feb 2008
Where were the Balmain pack today? Great to see Old Hand there, we walked over together and raised a real ruckus. This was a great protest rally held today against the RTA's proposed second Iron Cove Bridge. I counted 1,000 people walking over the Iron Cove Bridge to a band and protest speaches from Tom Uren and other polies and locals speaking so well about the mad determination of the State Transport ministry to build a bridge that will only increase congestion through the inner west. I will post some pictures soon as I can.

Go to the No New Bridge Website for more information - Nympho

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Going Bollywood or OTT for a Hash event is hard work

There are a number of hard core Harriettes who frequently OTT for all our dress up events. They sure make a difference. But I want to see more. Captain Knockers looming tall over all of us and Ma Soup glides below most of us, both wearing a wig and mad make-up, Ace will have deicate jewels and the best colours, Klangers, Starboard and Hell Raiser all quietly wearing a witty interpretation of the night's theme. Boomerang, Minnie and Robin Hood giving OTT a new meaning. Cant wait for the Bollywood AGM. See you there.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Human Intelligence

Home made flotation device – $3.50

Electronic grilling element $59.00

Watching your husband hosting a “Death by BBQ” in your pool for his mates – priceless.


Teenagers in the News

Kiddies plastic coloured glasses $16.99

Community Fines to repair the damage $50,000.00

Knowing your son is a Bogan and has reached his life potential - priceless!

Thursday, 10 January 2008

The trick is to keep the pack together

There are too many Harriettes (old and new) that are forgetting that we come to a run to socialise. A strung out pack makes for a tiering and uneventful run. I find I can run further and easier when I have a lot of Harriettes with me to talk to. A pack running together will come back to the bucket smiling and praising the hare!

A gentle reminder:

First, recce the run. Find a location that would work for the time of year of your run – bush runs and runs off the beaten track work better during daylight savings, well lit suburban runs are better suited to the winter months. The On-On should be within walking distance from the bucket.

Look at the location on a map – work out roughly where you want the pack to go. Then you should run it once or twice to get the feel for the possible positions of on-backs, checks etc.

You may have heard of “Keeping the pack together” – How you ask?
Lots of On-Backs, Views, Hold-Checks, Checks and looped trails:

Use an on-back after a long run or single file track where the pack is likely to be spread out.
Loop the trail where you can during the run – that way the walkers seeing the front runners along a connecting street will be able to meet up with them (be careful you won’t have runners seeing another part of your trail by mistake). It is up to the Trail Mistress to help with this process.
Use a view for the pack to have a rest and look – asking for a hold on the view will also help
Lots of arrows – lots of them – if it is well marked it will keep the pack happy.

The pack is happier when they can finish together (1 hour max.) and get on with socialising at the bucket.
Don’t over stretch the run – better to have a well set shorter run than one that is too long just to include an interesting feature. A trail that loops and doubles back in a smaller area is better than a long run out and back in a single direction.

Remember - use lots of on-backs and even more checks, when you think you have enough - add one more check and on-back.

The Map:
* Please enlarge it
* Don’t draw the trail in black ink over the names of the roads (highlighter may be better)
* Try to keep your Checks on the map to correspond with check circles on the ground. If while setting the run you need to change the checks – then change it on the map. Have a few blank maps ready to re-draw the trail
* I would recommend a running cue sheet in addition to the map - it is especially helpful in winter when it is hard to read the map and street signs.
* Arrive early to show your map to the Trail Mistress and talk about it before the run.

For your first run, make friends with a seasoned Harriette in your area and ask her to be your co-hare. If you have chosen wisely, you will learn some of the fine points of setting a great run.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Hashers were arrested for bioterrorism - uptight cops thought flour trail was anthrax

August 2007 two hashers were arrested and were on a felony charge facing $50,000 fine and goal time after laying a flour trail near a shop in New Haven, Connecticut.

By September the charges were reduced but they were still required to do community service as punishment.

This has left a dust cloud of anger and trail of confusion. Read the article and comments:
Other news articles: and a wikipedia mention: would this happen here?

Back to work

7th Jan 2008
Well first day back at the desk and so much to do. Dust off my work space, toss the old chrissy cards and mouldy tea I left behind (yeuck). I try to get myself in the right mood to cope with my emails, maybe a coffee with work colleagues will help. Well now I'm too hyper to focus - damn. Water - that's a better idea, so to the kitchen for a refill (bugger the toxins in the plastic bottle).

I catch up with the crowd at the kitchen - loads of people managed to get away so it takes me a while to hear about everyone's holiday. Back at my desk I delete a few spam emails. Someone sends me a joke email - I have to open it and send back a thank you email. Now I need to go to the toilet (too much water....). I bump into someone who needs to tell me about their holiday. At my desk again and I get a few calls - two of them were for forgotten password - holiday was too long. I send them the info. I see someone passing by me with a few envelopes and realise that will probably have some snail-mail, so I go to the mail room and sure enough there are two christmas cards and a few bills. Oh Shit! they are overdue. I set up to pay them. I look at my watch, what do you know - its lunch time.

OK, I catch up with some colleagues for lunch. It wakes a while for everyone to get organised and fed so it is well into the afternoon. It was not a waste of time there were a load of good ideas expressed. No pen and paper with us so at my desk I try to write down what was said - then I send it to everyone for points that they remember, I re-edit it and this takes the rest of the afternoon. Some key people were not at the lunch so we really can't do anything with this until they get back from their holidays which will be next week. Now I am depressed so I go for an afternoon snack to cheer me up. I get back to my desk and get a call that our team afternoon tea to welcome everyone back to work is about to start. I schlep to the kitchen and tuck into another cake. Back at my desk - I have so much sugar in my system I can't see my computer screen.

That's it! I give up. I get on the bus and head home, I write in my diary.... "Well first day back..." - ONON Nympho