Sunday, November 14, 2010

Go Flash

Flash scores two against the Wallabies. And the second is an iconic moment, fantastic running from his own 22 in order to score. Beautiful to watch.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Searching For A Scare

Last Saturday we attended a geocache event in Great Brington.  Just, because of the date, this one had a bit of a scary theme.  Although we didn't turn up in fancy dress (we had been watching the Saints beat the Falcons so were in our rugby clothes) many did.  I wonder what the villagers thought to so many ghouls, witches, warlocks and vampires turning up in their rather nice pub.  Anyway, after a nice pub meal we obtained the list of caches that had been especially put out for a night time cache.  Loaded all the co-ordinates in the GPS (seemed a good idea to do this inside rather than in the dark), met up with friends and then set off in the dark.  Not quite enough torches to go around and the kids ran off with most of them, so the grown ups were left making their way down footpaths by moonlight.

Great Brington is where Althorp House is (thus sparking a debate on how it is pronounced, I am sticking to Althrup) so I am surprised that the police weren't out in force as a result of multiple reports of torches in the woods.  There were so many torches flashing around from all the cachers (over 150 I believe) that it was like an invasion.

But the organiser deserves major credit for the thought that went into these caches.  Really went with the theme.  Possibly not too surprising that one was a rat, and one a bat.  A bit more surprising was the severed hand (the cache was called Thing, and had the adults humming the Adams Family tune).  But the real crowning glory was the coffin in the middle of the wood.  Yes, a coffin.  Full sized.  And when opened containing a decaying body.  Oh yes, there was a lot of screaming.  Excellent.