The Location: Ma On Shan Promenade
The Hare: Velcropolips
The Pack: Honorable GM QT, Bunter, Crème Brulee, Geriatric, Golden Balls, Golden Jelly, Liberace, Ponce of Darkness, Radio One, Back to the Future, Jambe Moins for one night only
The Scribe: Oneyejack
“Shiver me timbers” (or “shiver my timbers” in Standard English) is an exclamation in the form of a mock oath usually attributed to the speech of pirates in works of fiction. It is employed as a literary device by authors to express shock, surprise or annoyance.
It was cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey.
The expression: “It is cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey” comes from the practice of putting iron cannon balls on a dimpled brass plate on the deck of a war-ship. When very cold the brass contracted sufficiently to cause the iron balls to fall out.
First time back and I get given the pencil!
For those that need to know, based on discussions with the pack and hare, it went as follows:
Round the new cycle track away from the sea front, under the highway into Chevalier Gardens. That is if you are not Bunter, Back to the Future, Golden Jelly and Golden Balls, who didn’t listen to the hares briefing correctly, who all decided to run towards Shatin.
Then after scaring the natives, who were walking around with their masks on, the trail went up the side of a nullah and then uphill, eventually reaching the Rambo Wimps split. The Wimps went down left across the stream and left onto the road, the Rambos went further up hill before also coming down crossing the river at the water works and joining the same road. Both groups then shuffled down the road, through the subway and round the back of Kam Tai Court.
Everyone got a Down Down, some more that others. Started with a few bangs, as corks popped off the chilled bottles of bubbly donated by BTTF. Everyone got awarded a unique distinct cup that they retained for the duration of the circle.
On On to the next Saturday Run at Tit Hang this week (see Next Run)