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