Friday, 28 December 2012

Fwd: This Week's Hash: Sunday, 10:00am - Mmopane


Greetings, Hashers - This week's hash will be sunday morning at 10:00am from Jock's bush paradise out by Mmopane. Beware of the directions, as always, so keep his cellphone number with you. It will be followed by a bring and braai, so bring your eats and seats.
Directions:
Head out of town on the Molepolole Road toward the BDF/Bokamoso Hospital.
Pass Bokamoso Hospital and turn right at the next traffic lights.
Turn left at the T-junction and go about 400m, and then 
Left at a T-junction where there will be a K3H sign, then Right at the next T, and follow remaining K3H signs.

In the event that these directions are... well.... good luck anyway. If lost, phone Jock on 72587727

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Fwd: This Week's Hash: 23 December, 4 PM, Croc Pools

Hola, Hashers:
This week's hash will be from Chris's house in the scenic environs of Crocodile Pools [20mins from Game City and do-able in a saloon car], just outside of town. Please note he is organizing a SUNDAY AFTERNOON hash, so don't show up at 10. You will NOT be offered breakfast and a cup of coffee if you do!!!! 

Directions are as follows:
Plot 681 Crocodile Pools
Directions:
Leave Gabs on Lobatse Road and take the first turn to the left after Lion Park at Gaborone Stables.onto the gravel. Go 400mts and take first right[see the sign 'Oppi Koppi'],
Go 400mts and take first left into Mogagapi Hill Drive. Go 400mts and take first right into Tshipa Way [before the big hill]. After another 400mts turn left into Tshipa Close after a small dip you see Plot 681 gate on your left. Ring the bell or yodel.
 
Arrive for 4pm run thru the bush which is looking superb after the rain. Bring your swim gear for a dip with tadpoles in the natural pool and braai things.
 
Christopher [otherwise daddylonglegs] cell for the townies that can't navigate 71915699

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Fwd: Next hash: MONDAY (finally!) "Lucia Hash" in Broadhurst


Ho Ho Ho, Hashers!
Get ready for the summer's first Monday Night hash... this coming Monday (10 Dec) at 6pm, from Little Boy Blue & The Pusher's house in Broadhurst.

It's that time of year again when the Swedes pull their "cultural antics" on us and make us dress funny and sing songs we don't understand the lyrics to: The Saint Lucia's Day Hash. Information provided below for you newbies.

Directions are as follows.

Run/walk starts at 18.00 from plot 13185, Legerwa Place in Broadhurst, Followed by an On-After-Lucia
Dress code = white and glitter (optional)
Directions:
From "BBS mall" drive east and follow Lemmenyane, go straight at the circle, take first road left, then turn right at T-junction (white apartments in front of you), then take the first right and go to the end of the road where you'll see the Legerwa compound. 

 
Saint Lucia's Day (sometimes Lucy for short) is the Church feast day dedicated to Saint Lucy and is observed on the 13th of December. Its modern day celebration is generally associated with Sweden and Norway but is also observed in DenmarkEstoniaItalyLatviaFinland,HungaryMaltaBosniaBavariaCroatiaSlovakiaSpain and St. Lucia, West Indies.[citation needed] In the United States it is celebrated with cookies on the mantel in states for a large number of people of Scandinavian ancestry, often centered around church events.

In traditional celebrations, Saint Lucy comes as a young woman with lights and sweets. It is one of the few saint days observed inScandinavia. In some forms, a procession is headed by one girl wearing a crown of candles (or lights), while others in the procession hold only a single candle each.


Monday, 3 December 2012

Fwd: A Very K3H Christmas...


Christmas Party
 
Bull and Bush
 
Saturday 15th December
 
Run starts at 4:00pm     Dinner 6:00pm for 6:30
 
Cost P120  [under 10 = P60]
 
Dress Code is OTT Christmas
 
To be paid in full by the next hash on December 10th so if you are not going to be there please get someone else to take the money for you or contact Hash Cash.
 
It has been noticed that the Xmas spirit has been a bit lacking in recent years so everyone is asked to spend about P40 on as silly and tacky a gift as you can find, wrap it and bring it along for Santa's sack. Please get a gift suitable for your own gender and label it 'boy' or 'girl' 
 
 
 
Another date for your diaries:
 
On February 25th it will be the 1600th Hash run. To celebrate this event plans are in progress to have a weekend at River Still, Groot Marico. Watch this space for further details
 
Cat Lady

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Fwd: This Week's Hash: Block 3

This week's Hash will be on Sunday the 2nd of December at 10:00am (I assume), from Viagra's house in Block 3. He has not confirmed if there's a bring & braai yet, but let's assume there is, so bring your stuff. If there isn't he can kick us out.

As far as where these directions are coming from/originating, let's go ahead and assume it's "coming from Phakalane headed south-bound on the Western Bypass"....

....From the Hyandai/Old Barclays  circle going towards BTV circle

There is only one turning to the left (1.2 kilometers from the circle)

There shall be a sign saying Travel lodge just before the left turn

Take the left turn, then shall see travel lodge on your right

Take 1st left turn again, then 1st left again

 3rd house on the left with the green gate plot 27925


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Fwd: This Week's Hash: Sunday 10:00am, Kgale View


Hola, Hashers,
This week's hash will be under the shadow of the magnificent Kgale Hill,  in Kgale View. Christelle and Viagra will be your hares, and we will meet at 10:00am, sunday the 25th, with a bring & braai after.

Directions:
From the Western Bypass coming from Phakalane, turn right AFTER the Rainbow Circle at the robot (Gaborone Technical Collage). This is just before you reach the Kgale Spar/Game City circle.

Then take your first left (traffic light in permanent slumber), follow the road around a sharp turn to the right, then take the 1st street left - probably a K3H sign - continue past Kgale Manor on your left and take the 2nd Street (Chief's Island) left, the road forks and there is a park in between, where we will meet. Christelle's plot is Plot 51425

Please bring your chairs and braai stuff for on-afters.


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Fwd: Subs + T-shirt info


Dear Hashers,
 
- Next Sunday I will bring my big Cash Receipt book and my big money pocket so all of you who have NOT paid the annual Subs. for 2012 should do that.
If you don´t, there will be no reduction of the cost for the X-mas party :-( !!!!
- Marlies and Jacques is about to order new T-shirts for us.
If you think that we should have a new design for the print and do have an idea what it should look like, please send yous suggestion to me or to Jacques.
- Jacques also say that you can bring your own T-shirt to be printed with the hash print.
- Some of you have a wish to get a T-shirt with a special print from the migration this year. IF you want to get one, please till us your size and Jacques and Marlies will arrange even for that.
 
A lot of information here! Don´t forget anything :-)
 
OnOn
Hash Cash

Fwd: This Week's Hash: Gabs North


Howdy, Hashers:

This week's Hash will be on Sunday (18 Nov) at 10:00am from Paddy O'Furniture's place in Gaborone North. For those of you who remember, it's the same estate as Derick's (Rock Dassie) place. Those who haven't been there before, proceed as follows:

We will meet in the communal area of the Ameya Estate (Plot 67989), where there will also be a bring & braai afterward. Directions are:
 
Take the A1 Francistown road north from Gabs,
2 km from Phakalane traffic lights, turn left at the 4th turning  (there will be a K3H sign)
 
Continue 700 m & turn at 1st right at green roofs (K3H sign)
Then a Right turn (sign)
and right again into the estate
 
Bring all your stuff for the Bring and braai, and there are change rooms, swimming pool, plenty of seating and parking.


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Fwd: This Week's Hash - "in town".


OK Hashers,
Here's the skinny on this week's hash: Chuck and I'llBeBack will be your hares, but the location will be Chez Brangelina, as those guys don't have homes.  Thus, come to Plot 4865 on Independence Rd - (you were just here a few weeks ago, so hopefully at least some of you remember the place!), with a Bring & Braai to follow.

For those of you who didn't attend last month or don't recall....
The short directions are: Go to the corner of Nelson Mandela (technically it's the "Morupule slip road") & Independence Roads. It's there. Plot 4865, last house on Independence. Sandy-coloured wall, wooden sliding gate.
New people who don't know their road names yet:
From the Gabs Sun or University of Botswana, travel north on Chuma Rd until you come to the "Maru Apartments intersection" of Segoditshane, Chuma, Nyerere, & Metsemasewa Roads. Take a left here onto Nyerere Dr., and continue straight until it intersects with Nelson Mandela Rd. at the Red Square Apartments.
Turn Left onto Nelson Mandela and then take your first left again onto Independence. 
First house on the left.  Sandy-coloured wall, wooden sliding gate, Plot 4865.
Bring chairs too, if you've got 'em.

And finally, because there can never be too much love to spread around, a word from your 2-man Social Sex Committee, vis a vis the 30th Birthday Bash 2 weeks ago:

Thank you all for the thanks but, in true Oscars style, we would like to also thank Jean for finding the venue, Jill and Ian for help with buying and chopping fruit and hospitality and Lottie for financial wizardry. And of course, thanks to all who came and made it such a fun evening!
Anne & John 
(by which they mean Cat Lady and Mary Poppins)


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Fwd: This Week's Hash, and Assorted....


Howzit, Hashers.

Firstly thanks to all who made it out for our Big 30th Birthday Bash last saturday, it was a great time and many many compliments go to Mary Poppins and the Cat Lady for organizing. In fact, here's a final wee "official" word from Little Boy Blue:

Dear Cat Lady & Mary Poppins,

From all of us to you, THANK YOU very much for all around the 30th Anniversary!

It was really a great event and you had really prepared everything so nicely and well!

Thanks to all of you assisting in everything from advising on the venue to cutting the fruit salad!

Everything was delicious!

 

On on, on behalf of the K3H,

Your Grand Master


And while we're distributing words, this just in from Christelle:

Hi 60's Hashers

Could all please be so kind as to forward their photos of The 30th anniversary for all to see? [Ideally to this email address]

Thanks

Christelle


And now on to the "This Week's Hash" part of the email: 

This week's hash will be on Sunday, 4 November, at 10:00am from scenic Gabane village.  Mary Poppins & Cat Lady will be your hares, and there will be a bring & braai afterwards, so bring your stuff.

Instructions: From the Rainbow School circle on the Western Bypass take the A10 road west, signposted Thamaga, Kanye. It goes through Mogoditshane as a dual carriageway,  becomes single track as it leaves Mogoditshane by the Engen filling station. After about 4K the Gabane road leaves the main road on the left – DO NOT TAKE IT – stay on the main road for about another 2K. Where the hill ridge in front of you meets the road there is a turnoff left onto a good dirt road. There is a cluster of many signs here, including Do Not Litter (as if!), Thatched Houses for Rent etc etc. There will also be a KH3 sign. Take this left turn for about 300m, then take the third turning right which has another Thatched Houses for Rent sign and a sign saying Ditlhareng The Taylors. There will also be a KH3 sign here. 50m up this road is a gate and parking on the right where the hash will start. John and Anne's house is about 200m up the road through the gate and the finish circle and braai will be there but there isn't room for many cars. However there is a security man at the gate and he will be bribed to look after the cars.

It will be a bush run. Don't forget your braai stuff for on afters.


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

This Week's Hash: THE BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY. SATURDAY 27 OCT., 4pm


Big "This Week's Hash" Reminder:
 
K3H's 30th Anniversary Dinner
 
SATURDAY 27th October    7 00pm for 7 30pm
 
Dress Code   '60's
 
The run/walk will start at 4:00pm from the Cricket Club (also the Party venue)
 
Be there or be square!
 
 
For those commitment phobics out there who have found a 'window' in their diaries but haven't yet booked, we may be able to squeeze you in to the fun and frolics if you let us know asap
or
or
 
 

Friday, 19 October 2012

This Week's Hash: Jock's Place


Hello hashers,
Another nice bush run awaits you in the scenic setting of Jock's place, this week.
Same as usual,  this Sunday, 10:00am start, with bring& braai to follow, so bring your stuff.
 
Directions (from Jock, so as usual don't blame the Hare Razor if you get lost!) are as follows:
Take the Molepolole road out of Gabs from Molapo X shopping mall.
At the traffic lights after the Bokamoso hospital turn right.
Then fist left (about 400m) -hash sign should be there-
then left again at sign (300m)
right at T, follow lime arrows to Jock's house.

this Week's hash: Jock's place in the sticks


Hello hashers,
Another nice bush run awaits you in the scenic setting of Jock's place, this week.
Same as usual,  this Sunday, 10:00am start, with bring& braai to follow, so bring your stuff.
 
Directions (from Jock, so as usual don't blame the Hare Razor if you get lost!) are as follows:
Take the Molepolole road out of Gabs from Molapo X shopping mall.
At the traffic lights after the Bokamoso hospital turn right.
Then fist left (about 400m) -hash sign should be there-
then left again at sign (300m)
right at T, follow lime arrows to Jock's house.
 
call Jock if you get lost!!! 72587727

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

This Week's Hash: 14 Oct in Mmanoko


This weeks hash will be on Sunday the 14th at 10;00 am. Nutty will be your hare again, but this time it is at Mmanoko with a bring and braai to follow.

Leave Gabs on the Molepolole road, past Mogodishane , past the BDF base, Past the Bokamoso Hospital. Continue to the end of the dual carraigeway over the bridge at Metsimotlhabe and press on for another 19 Kms. You will pass the regional landfill site at 14 kms at 17kms you will see the Molepolole sign 10 kms, another 2 Kms you will come to a bridge. turn left at the Bus stop in white with Mmanoko painted on in black. Signs will be out on display prior to the Bridge, then follow the track which will be indicated. Allow 30/35 minutes for the journey from town centre.

Again, bring your braai stuff and see you on sunday!


Thursday, 4 October 2012

This Week's Hash: Extension 11


Hashers -
This week's hash will be Sunday the 7th of October, 10:00am from Chez Brangelina in Extension 11, Plot 4865. Obviously Brad & Angelina will be your hares.
On afters will be a bring & braai, so don't forget your stuff.

The short directions are: Go to the corner of Nelson Mandela (technically it's the "Morupule slip road") & Independence Roads. It's there. Plot 4865, last house on Independence. Sandy-coloured wall, wooden sliding gate.
New people who don't know their road names yet:
From the Gabs Sun or University of Botswana, travel north on Chuma Rd until you come to the "Maru Apartments intersection" of Segoditshane, Chuma, Nyerere, & Metsemasewa Roads. Take a left here onto Nyerere Dr., and continue straight until it intersects with Nelson Mandela Rd. at the Red Square Apartments.
Turn Left onto Nelson Mandela and then take your first left again onto Independence. 
First house on the left.  Sandy-coloured wall, wooden sliding gate, Plot 4865.

See you sunday.


Thursday, 27 September 2012

K3H 30th Birthday 'do - 27 October


 
      Calling all Hashers !
 
On October 27th we will be celebrating 30 years of Hashing in the Kalahari so we would like to invite you all, founder members to newbies to join us.
 
Place----The Cricket Club
 
for
 
Dinner, Drinks, Dancing and general hash fun.
 
Dress Code
 
60's Style--Teddy Boys to Hippies
 
Menu
 
Samosas, Butter Chicken, Vegetable Curry, Rice, Naan., Salad
Dessert
 
Cost----P120
 
 
If you are in contact with any ex-hashers, please invite them to come along
 
 
There will be a run earlier with time to get home and change into your glad rags--times to follow.
To book your place please reply to K3H email address or Cat Lady


or sign up at the  hash before 21st October
 
Hash Cash would like a P50 deposit on booking, full amount to be paid by 21st October.
 


This week's hash: 30 September, Gaborone Flying Club


Howdy, Hashers:
This week's hash will be from the Flying Club by the airport, starting at 10:00am on Sunday the 30th.  Foxy Lady and Wetclifftorus will be your hares. There will be a bring & braai there for on-afters, but we will be using the Flying Club's bar, so no hash drinks. An entrance fee of P20 is reportedly required, but you know the swimming pool there is worth it.

Directions are as follows: From anywhere, go to the airport circle on the Western By-pass. Do not let the fact that the circle doesn't exist discourage you. Drive towards the Airport, the road is dead straight for a long time. When it is not straight anymore, you will see two giant builings on your left - they use them to sort diamonds. Continue toward the airport and turn right at the K3H sign/Flying Club sign just before the entrance pillars to SSKA.

Bring your braai stuff and remember that there is a bar for your beverage-purchasing needs inside the flying club.

Please let me know if you are available to set the hash for the following week, 7 October, via email. We currently have no hares on deck.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

This week's hash: Gaborone Game Reserve, 10h00, 23 Sept.

This Sunday's Hash is from the Gaborone Game Park in town (not Mokolodi) meeting at the gates to the Game Park at 10.00 a.m. Your hares will be The Ripper, Nick O'Teen, and "The other" Ian (whom will be enjoying -maybe- his last hash with us. Boooo!)  After the run we will go into the Game Park for a braai so please bring all your usual stuff.  Jock will be bringing the hash braai.  Hash will pay for the picnic site for everyone otherwise the charges are P10.00 per person and P10.00 per car so if you want to leave your car outside and go in with someone else then do so. 

Directions: Coming north past the Gabs Sun on Chuma, turn right at the lights (robots) at No Mthatata/Maru Apartments (Intersection with Nyerere/Segoditshane roads), straight at the next lights (if they are working), follow the road around until you see a sign for the Game Park on the right hand side, also be a hash sign.  If you are coming from a northerly direction past the hospital then turn left at the lights at No Mathatata, if you are coming from a westerly direction i.e. from Nelson Mandela then it is straight at the lights at No Mathata and if you live in Gabs and don't know where the Game Park is then tough if you get lost!!

Word of warning - the monkeys like long, french bread sticks!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

This Week's Hash: Nutty's Place, 16/09, 10:00am


Howzit, Hashers.
To everyone who's STILL sore from the Annual Ostrich Migration, what you need is a good old bush run to get those legs working again!  The hash this week will be at Metsimotlhabe with a bring and braai to follow, so bring your stuff. Start time is 10:00am on Sunday the 16th of September, and Nutty will be your hare.  Directions:  drive through Mogoditshane on the Molepolole road past the BDF camp, past the Bokamoso Hospital about 6 kms you will see a RED Post Office on your left. At the next set of traffic lights turn left and 1st Turning  turn right carry straight on and follow the signs finishing at plot 1661. If you get lost call 72-16-6913.

Finally, if anyone would like to share their photos of the last weekend's festivities in Tuli Block, please feel free to post them on our Facebook page for all to see. And post-Finally, The Pusher has graciously shared (below) an encore presentation of "the message from the ostrich" as so eloquently and harmoniously delivered during dinner on Saturday night. Enjoy!

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My way – message from the Ostrich
This is a song, it isn't long
But it´s a song about me Ostrich
I travelled far, to get out here,
by cruelty, by you true Hashers
I am that kind who sits
At bars and pubs in Gaborone
And this is what I which
Let me do my way!
How do you think, it feels for me
You hold my neck so I can´t breathe
I almost died on roads from Gabs
Now I´m here to catch my breath
Migration, not my cup of tea
Leave it to my way!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Fwd: This Week's Hash: THE K3H XX??th ANNUAL OSTRICH MIGRATION & WEEKEND - Southern Tuli Block

Hello Hashers!

This email consists of directions/instructions/information regarding this weekend's hash, or as we like to call it "THE AMAZING, OUTSTANDING K3H XX??th ANNUAL OSTRICH MIGRATION & WEEKEND"!! It's that special weekend each year where we cover appx. 140km in one day, relay-style, and ease our weary bones with lots of alcohol and delicious food before getting up the next morning and "jogging it off". This year's weekend will be at the scenic Tuli Block destination of Stevensford Game Reserve "where the giraffe and the crocodiles play". If you have signed up and paid, please pay careful attention and start up your printers right now!

If you have not signed up and paid, you may continue reading and suppress all those feelings of acute jealousy and laziness. (NB: There are still 3 or 4 slots for late registrations, should you be so tempted, so if that means you - reply to this email IMMEDIATELY)

On to those attending the migration:
You will find 2 files attached, the first being the important list of directions, team rosters, and accommodation details. Please print and keep this with you! Those traveling to Stevensford on Friday will want to take their instructions from the first/second pages, to guide you straight to the reserve in the most direct way possible. Please be aware that the start points of the individual legs run on Saturday may differ from these "Page 1" directions. Those driving up on Saturday directly to your teams' start points, please follow the directions given underneath your individual team instructions from Page 3 (Section B), onwards.

The 2nd file is simply a Garmin GPS (.gdb) file for those digital-age nerds who have such a contraption and want to upload it into your fancy-pants gadgets. Everyone else, ignore.

The most CRITICAL AND IMPORTANT element of the AMAZING, OUTSTANDING K3H XX??th ANNUAL OSTRICH MIGRATION & WEEKEND is that you be ON TIME to your start points as designated on the attached schedule!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT be a Shane Fox (aka "Sweetie") and show up an hour late because you decided to have a leisurely breakfast and then follow your Canadian GPS to some random location 80km away from where you're supposed to be!!!  The fastest way to receive The Brew Master's lethal punishment cocktail of bird testicles and bat urine in the closing circle, is to delay the Migration by being late!!!!!! We might also consider baptizing you in the Limpopo with the crocodiles, as an alternative punishment.

(The above also acts as an important word of advice to any smart aleck overheard whinging, complaining, bellyaching or otherwise b!tching about their team, route, distance, liver run route, colour of beer bottles, etc during the AMAZING, OUTSTANDING K3H XX??th ANNUAL OSTRICH MIGRATION & WEEKEND!!!!!!!)

By popular demand, the last leg (through the game reserve) will be an ALL-RUN extravaganza, so those of you who have completed your relay duties early in the day, please remember to "report for duty" as per the attached instructions at 4:15pm at the reserve gate (and try to be able to still run in a straight line).

Don't forget, there is a sand volleyball court and "swimming pool" (i.e. chlorinated livestock tank) available for your recreating pleasure, at the Stevensford. We are having our dinner on Saturday night catered, but otherwise you are all responsible for your own eats and the like. Keep in mind that there IS a veterinary fence between Gabs and Stevensford, should you intend on bringing your own meat (although the last time we went through it, was un-manned).

Many thanks to Angelina and Jacques for doing the "dry run" on the route this week, and to all runners/cyclers/volunteers who are filling in for absent hashers or running 2 (or more!) legs of the relay so that we can reach this fine destination and enjoy the weekend away at such a Lovely Limpopo Location!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

THis week's Hash: 1 Sept., Plot 13185 in Broadhurst



Greetings, Hashers!
This week's hash (1st of September, this sunday) will be from the compound of Little Boy Blue and The Pusher, at the Legarwe Complex, Plot 13185 in Broadhurst. It will start at 10:00am and there will be a bring & braai afterward, so bring your stuff. There's also a swimming pool, for those of you who are truly willing to accept that winter is already over.

Directions are as follows:

  • Go along Segogitshane (Gaborone Sun Hotel on your right) in the direction of the Private Hospital and BBS Mall).
  • Just after BBS Mall, turn right into Lemmenyane.
  • Go straight at the circle.
  • Take the next left into Sedi.
  • Then right at the T-junction into Serowe.
  • Next right into Tutume and follow this road all the way to the end where you will see the gathering of hashers.


    PLEASE be reminded we will need you to pay up for the Migration, as it is next week, so bring your money, and make sure you let Goodie Two-Shoes know that your name is on the list, what kind of accommodation you need, and how many people you're bringing. Those of you new enough to not understand this, please see the blog post about it: http://kalaharihhh.blogspot.com/2012/08/k3h-notice-this-years-ostrich-migration.html

    And finally, we need someone to set the hash on the 15th of September. Please reply if you can do it.

    Wednesday, 22 August 2012

    This week's Hash: Sunday 26 Aug, 10:00, Village

    This sunday's hash will be at Anne-Francoise's place in the Village, (Plot 4988 Extension 15 Village (very near to Riverwalk)) and as usual, it's a 10:00am start!!!! 
     
    There will be a bring & Braai to follow. In addition to the usual stuff (your food, tongs, tables and chairs ... )

    Directions from circle where Tlowkeng road starts :
    1) Head to riverwalk from city center on tlokweng road
    2) Once you pass Naledi Motors (naledi motors is on your left and riveralk mall on your right with honmecorp) turn 1st left on Oodi
    3) Then turn 2nd right street called Boteti ( there will be a sign)
    4) Then 1st left called Dithlejwane (there will be a sign )
    5) Plot 4988 is the 1st plot on Dithlejwane road just before Tiny tots kindergarten

    Tuesday, 21 August 2012

    K3H Notice: This Year's Ostrich Migration


    It is that time of the year again, where the K3H Ostrich needs to embark on the annual migration. Some details:
     
    Destination: Stevensford Game Reserve (http://www.stevensfordgamereserve.com/) - start point and route to be established, depending on number of hashers
    Date: Weekend of 8th September (this means we're migrating on the 8th (Sat) but some people may like to go up the Friday night before)
    Cost: P125 per person, including dinner and (some) drinks during the run
    Accomodation: chalets (limited) available at 320/person/night or camping at 110/person/night
     
    For those who are not familiar with the Ostrich Migration:
    It is a full day event where teams of 6/7 people run in relay style for short sections of the route, depending on the team a distance of approx 10-15km (1 hour), with enough teams the Ostich can easely travel over 100km this way. We then all have a meal at the destination point, and have a nice night around the fire. For those who would like to stay 2 nights at Stevensford, this is not a problem, as we can schedule you on the last leg(s) of the migration run. Same for those who would like to participate, but can not stay for the meal or overnight, as we can schedule you for the earlier legs near Gaborone.
     
    The event is a lot of fun, and some good running for runners as well as non-runners (chat-pack), but it is important we have enough people to make it a success. Therefore all hashers please register ASAP for this, so the route and teams can be established. Please also invite your husbands, wives, grandmas, neighbours, colleagues, waitress, (secret) girlfriend or lovers, favourite male stripper or anyone else you think may enjoy the event.
     
    Register (and pay) at the next hash run, or by email to this K3H email address. Get your lazy assess of that couch or barchair, and join us for this event!
     
    ON-ON
     
    Angelina 

    Friday, 17 August 2012

    This week's Hash: "In Town", 10:00am Sunday

    Dear Hashers,

    Well, at the last minute we pulled a rabbit out of a hat and his name is Saint Two Shoes (And Tommy). Whew!

    This does not mean that we are in the clear!  PLEASE dig deep into the black hole within your souls and keep our Hash club going by volunteering to set a run in the next few weeks! The only other alternative is that we miss a run for the first time in over 1500 weeks! Bleak days are upon us with our skimpy attendance roster, so gather up your friends & neighbours and get them back to the hash so that we can find some more hares and keep this thing going!

    End of pep-talk.

    Onto this week's hash: It will be Sunday the 19th of August, starting at 10:00am from the home of the Two-Shoes in G-West. No on-afters planned, so you don't have to bring anything.  Directions are as follows:
    Plot: 17611, Gaborone West, phase 1, BTC area.

    Coming from north on Francistown Road (A1) turn left at Molapo Crossing. Turn right at the first traffic light, then first right and first right again, then first left and immediately right. By now you should be at Masokaphala Cres. When Masokaphala Cres turns 90 degrees left, plot 17611 is the second on the left side. K3H sign will be set from your second right turn. 
    Coming from city centre drive Molepolole Road towards Molapo Crossing and turn left at the last traffic light before Molapo Crossing, then first right and first right again, then first left and immediately right. By now you should be at Masokaphala Cres. When Masokaphala Cres turns 90 degrees left,  plot 17611 is the second on the left side. K3H sign will be set from your first right turn. 
    Park on both sides of the road.

    Wednesday, 8 August 2012

    This Week's Hash: Sunday, 12 Aug 2012, Kgale Hill (Take 2)


    Unless anyone knows any better than the hare razor (totally possible), This week's Hash will be held on The Mountain. Let's try these instructions again:

    This week's Hash will be the annual Kgale Hill Ascent.
     
    Pretty simple, folks: At 10a.m. on Sunday, go meet in the parking area at the quarry at the bottom of Kgale Hill (Game City side - take the road to the quarry from the back of Game City until it ends).... and go UP.
     
    No On-afters, just make it to the top & back.

    Friday, 3 August 2012

    THis Week's Hash: Sunday, 5 August, 10:00am Kgale Hill

    THis week's Hash will be the annual Kgale Hill Ascent.
     
    Pretty simple, folks: At 10a.m. on Sunday, go meet in the parking area at the quarry at the bottom of Kgale Hill (Game City side).... and go UP.
     
    No On-afters, just make it to the top & back.

    Tuesday, 24 July 2012

    This Week's Hash: Gabane


    This Week's hash will be on Sunday, 29 July, 10am start from the gate to Mary Poppins & the Cat Lady's place in Gabane, with bring and braai to follow.

    Instructions: From the Rainbow School circle on the Western Bypass take the A10 road west, signposted Thamaga, Kanye. It goes through Mogoditshane as a dual carriageway,  becomes single track as it leaves Mogoditshane by the Engen filling station. After about 4K the Gabane road leaves the main road on the left – DO NOT TAKE IT – stay on the main road for about another 2K. Where the hill ridge in front of you meets the road there is a turnoff left onto a good dirt road. There is a cluster of many signs here, including Do Not Litter (as if!), Thatched Houses for Rent etc etc. There will also be a KH3 sign. Take this left turn for about 300m, then take the third turning right which has another Thatched Houses for Rent sign and a sign saying Ditlhareng The Taylors. There will also be a KH3 sign here. 50m up this road is a gate and parking on the right where the hash will start. John and Anne's house is about 200m up the road through the gate and the finish circle and braai will be there but there isn't room for many cars. However there is a security man at the gate and he will be bribed to look after the cars.

     

    It will be a bush run. Don't forget your braai stuff for on afters.


    Thursday, 19 July 2012

    This Week's Hash: Sunday 22 July 10:00am


    This Week's Hash will be from Broadhurst, with a trip to the Gaborone Game Park to follow. Start time 10:00am on Sunday.

    Directions: The Hash will start at the car park near to the new Hindu Temple in Broadhurst Ext. 44. For those travelling in a northerly direction come straight past the Gabs Sun, straight up past the hospital , straight at the main robots (traffic lights), through another set of robots until you come to another set of robots and turn left. (Be careful turning as there is a big ditch and we don't want a repeat of last weeks 'car in the ditch' episode). Continue along that road until you come to a Stop sign and the car park is just on your left.  If you come to the main Francistown (Nelson Mandela) you have gone too far!

    For those coming in a southerly direction coming down Nelson Mandela when you get to the robots at Sebele Shopping Centre turn left and follow the road over the railway line, around the bend and you will see the car park on the right at the 'Stop' sign

    For those who might be coming from any other direction? if you want to just go straight up the western by pass to the robots at Sebele, turn right, go over the railway line, around the bend and you will see the car park on the at the 'Stop' sign

    For those directionally challenged hashers just look for the BIG GOLD DOME NEAR TO SEBELE SHOPPING CENTRE AND THEN WORK IT OUR FOR YOURSELVES!

    Afterwards we will all get back into our cars and go to the Gaborone Game Park for a braai

    Hash will provide charcoal and pay for the picnic area but bring along your tables and chairs, food etc. The cost is P10.00 per person and P10.00 per car

    Thursday, 12 July 2012

    Hash - 15 July 10:00am


    Hello, Hashers:
    This week your hare will be Cowherd, and start time will be 10h00 on Sunday the 15th of July. Directions:

    Directions: From Mobuto Drive (the one passing Gabs Sun, National Stadium, University and Fairgrounds) find Maratadiba Road at News Cafe. It is a T-junction at the traffic lights before Tlokweng Circle if you come from the Sun. 

    Maratadiba Road is the main road leading into the Village and will eventually take you to Gym Active and further to Tlokweng - but don't go that far.

    After turning into Maratadiba Road at News Cafe take the third road to the left - not the first called Kgaladua and not the second called Bushbuck, but the third called Oodi Avenue. Rather soon it bends 90 degrees to the right and then it is the fourth gate on your left - Plot 4956, huge gate with a guard house. Opposite is a skip and two barrels - ignore them.

    Parking inside the compound is very limited but there is plenty of space outside opposite to the gate.

    I am in House No. 12 but the Hash celebrations will take place at the swimming pool/grass lawn at the end of the compound.

    Bring and braai - I will supply braai stands and charcoal but bring everything else you want to sit on/at/consume. 

    Please keep in mind we still need hares for end of July and August. As yours truly will not be in the country, you're going to have to volunteer yourself via email or through someone else on mismanagement or else there will be no hash!!

    Wednesday, 4 July 2012

    This Week's Hash: Bull & Bush (AND EXTRA NOTES)

    Howzit, Hashers:
    This week's hash (Sunday, 8th of July)  will be from the Bull & Bush in Broadhurst, and Lucy will be your hare. Start at 10:00am and you can stay for lunch & general barroom antics after.

    Appears we have a handful of new hashers these days (including a few even newer ones that haven't made it yet) so allow me to provide location/directions for those who haven't yet had the pleasure of finding the Bull (or the Bush):

    Coming from UB/National Stadium/Riverwalk: Take Chuma road north past the Gabs Sun and University, Stadium, Mosque, etc. until you come to the intersection with Nyerere Dr./Segoditshane at Maru Apartments.  Turn Left here, onto Julius Nyerere Dr.
    Continue on Nyerere all the way to the big junction at Nelson Mandela Dr., just before the railway overpass, and here you turn Right (onto Nelson Mandela).
    Travel appx. 400m and turn Left onto a gravel road that will take you 300m to another gravel road, where you turn left and will see the pub straight ahead.

    Coming from the Western Bypass:
    Use the Western Bypass to get you to the BTV Circle (between Blocks 3, 6 & 7) and turn towards town/railway at the Circle (east).
    Cross over the railway overpass, and turn Left onto the gravel road immediately after you cross the railway.  B&B will be on your left on this gravel road, just after the entrance to Maharaja.

    Extra notes/info/pleas from the Hare Razor:  
    Firstly: We have even more lovely female prospective hashers without cars on our  hands (what's the deal!?) so if anyone would be kind enough to provide lifts, you'll not only be doing the hash a favor by getting new blood into our slowly waning adult population, but you'll be helping your own karma and making yourself look good, too. The newest culprit to beg of your charity is Laura, who has just arrived, and her email address is lmcdon03 at gmail dot com. She's staying at Innisfree Apts. near Riverwalk, so anyone over yonder in The Village area, if you can so kindly offer her a lift, please contact her and let her know. 

    Secondly: Hare Razor (moi) is going to be overseas for a month starting from next week, so WE NEED HARES FOR THE NEXT 5 SUNDAYS to be put in place now, otherwise someone else is going to have to step in and make some miracles happen week-by-week as well as sending out the emails, updating the blog & Facebook page,  etc. Sound fun?  OF COURSE NOT! So please allow me to put names on the calendar before I go, so that you don't miss any hashes over the next month.  This offer will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, so if you email me with the date that you can volunteer to set the hash RIGHT NOW, I will reserve it for you and advise all accordingly.

    This means we need volunteers for:  July 15th, 22nd, 29th, and August 5th, 12th.  Remember, you do not have to host a big hoo-ha at your house for on-afters if you don't want to, you just have to set the course. Period. You can even do it from an empty plot or a derelict building, if you don't want us to know where you live. IF you are new and have never set a hash before, never fear, someone will help you who knows what they're doing. Someone may even help you who DOESNT know what they're doing... but you won't be on your own, so just say the word and we'll organize you a mentor.

    Additionally: Myself & Angelina may need a housesitter/dogsitter for the weeks we are away, so if you are not a criminal and would like to live on Independence Ave. with free DSTV and Internet for a few weeks between mid-July & mid-August, let me know. Must love dogs.

    Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    This week's Hash: Broadhurst

    Great news, Hashers, Punjabi and Balti Babe have come to our rescue and will be your hares for this week's hash.

    It will be from their humble abode (so humble we're not even having on-afters there, so you don't have to bring anything but your running shoes) in Broadhurst! Sunday, 1 July, at 10:00am.  Directions are as follows:

    Plot no is 15822, Broadhurst. No 18 (Air Botswana townhouses).

    Come along the western bypass heading north towards Phakalane.

    At the Sebele Mall/fire station robots, turn right. Follow the road over the railway line and two big bumps.

    At the 4 way stop turn right into Hukutswe road. Follow the road past the Sikh council (with gold roof) and over two little bumps. Carry on as the road curves to the left and becomes Letapane road.

    Take the 1st road to the right – no road name. Townhouse complex is straight ahead. Sign on the gate says "Gaborone Electronics".

    Once inside the complex turn right – the unit with the blue tarpaulin over the carport.

    Lost sheep phone Ann on 74111817. Land line – 3926253.

    Wednesday, 20 June 2012

    This Week's Hash: "IN TOWN"


    Greetings, Hashers!
    This week's hash was originally set to be the 3rd-Annual-Potjie-Off, but the event has decided to relocate itself on the calendar as we will be missing basically all those who want to prepare potjies, not to mention our designated potjie-sitter (Jock), and we don't want them to go un-stirred during the run.

    Nonetheless, the hash will still be from the residence of Brangelina, Plot 4865, Independence Ave., Ext. 11, just before the intersection at Nelson Mandela. 10:00am, on Sunday the 24th of June!

    Directions:
    Heading north up Nelson Mandela Road toward the Bull & Bush, turn Right onto Khama Cres. (just after the big white roundy "skyscraper" aka Ministry of Health),
    then take your first Left onto President Dr., and about 700m later, a left onto Independence. It's the last house on the right, sandy-coloured wall with wooden sliding gate.

    alternatively, if you're coming from Broadhurst/Maruapula/UB area:

    take Chuma to Nyerere drive/Segoditshane intersection, turn West (left) onto Nyerere and take it all the way to the end (intersection with Nelson Mandela).
    Left onto Nelson Mandela, and then Left onto Independence. It's the first house on your left, as per the above.

    We'll do a good old fashioned bring & braai after, so bring your stuff.

    See you Sunday

    Wednesday, 6 June 2012

    This Week's Hash @ Wagga Gardenex


    Get ready for this week's hash (Sunday, 10 July, 10:00am) which will be held "up north" and your hare will be John. Now, this is going to involve a little bit of map-reading, so put your Scholar Hats on, and pay attention:

    One more important thing, we have YET ANOTHER Car-less Canadian Chick (er, lovely lady) who needs a lift. Her name is Erin and she lives in Broadhurst (Segoditshane x Broadhurst Ave. intersection i.e. Tsholofelo Park/BBS mall area), so if someone could please dig down deep in the dark black hole within your chest-al cavity and ensure that she makes it this week, she will in turn repay you by accompanying you to the hash on sunday, thus increasing your cool points for approximately 6 months. You can email your (transportation-related) intentions to her or phone 76122076. 

    And now for the directions:

     

    Meeting point is the curiously named Wagga Gardenex garden centre and (newly opened) restaurant. This is located just north of Broadhurst on the good dirt road.  Easiest is to look at the map:

     

    http://binged.it/K9Di41

     

    Take Limpopo Road all the way to the end where the tarmac runs out (a military camp will be on the left) and keep going for about 800 metres – the road is easy in a 2x4.

     

    If you'd like to stay for lunch afterwards a menu is attached – please let me know (john(dot)grinyer at gmail dot com) so Pono (the owner) can have an idea of numbers.  I'm planning on having the bream & chips...

     

    Also great timing from Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like…

    http://stuffexpataidworkerslike.com/2012/06/04/153-the-hash-run/

     

    On on


    Thursday, 31 May 2012

    This Week's Hash: Broadhurst


    Sorry for the delay, Hashers - here's the skinny on this week's Hash:

    Your hares will be Nick O'Teen and Martha, and your destination will be their humble abode in Broadhurst. The date will be Sunday the 3rd of June, and the time will be 10:00 A.M.   Follow these directions to get there, don't bring your dogs, and remember your bring & braai stuff too:

     

    Plot 11945 Nxogodimo Crescent, Broadhurst.

     

    For those of you that haven't been there before – directions

    From North (i.e. Phakalane)

    1)      Take left hand turn at Airport Traffic Lights into Nelson Mandela road/street

    2)      Over the road-rail bridge on Nelson Mandela road, follow the sweeping right-hand bend keeping to left-hand side.

    3)      At the next set of lights – into the left-hand lane and take left slipway onto  Lemmenyane Street.

    4)      Follow this street, through the next set of lights at top end of BBS Mall (if red would suggest you stop but Hey nobody-else does!!)

    5)      Carry on down to the traffic circle with Limpopo Drive.

    6)      Through the traffic circle – you can, if you wish, go straight across it, but other folk normally go round it!

    7)      Still on Lemmenyane  Drive – take the next  road after the circle to your left – Sedi Way.

    8)      At the T Junction in front of you (Tuli Court Flats will be directly in front) – turn right into Serowe Square

    9)      Down Serowe Square, through the 90 degree bend to the left.

    10)   Take the first road to your right after this bend – Nxogodimo Crescent.

    11)   At the T junction in front of you, go right.

    12)   We are the in the corner straight ahead of you – face brick wall with large palm trees outside, black gate with the numbers 11945 on the left-hand entrance wall.

     

    From the South (i.e. Game end of town)

    1)      Get onto Nelson Mandela road/street – this is the one that comes through the centre of town between the Government enclave on your right and the new CBD on your left.

    2)      Come right up Nelson Mandela to the last set of traffic lights BEFORE going over the road-rail bridge – T junction with Lemmenyane Street.

    3)      If you go over the road-rail bridge and hit the Airport traffic lights on the western By-pass - you have gone too far, turn around and then follow instruction from the North!

    4)      At traffic lights with Lemmenyane Street take a right into Lemmenyane.

    5)      Follow this street, through the next set of 4 way traffic lights at top end of BBS Mall (if red would suggest you stop but Hey nobody-else does!!)

    6)      Carry on down to the traffic circle with Limpopo Drive.

    7)      Through the traffic circle – you can, if you wish, go straight across it, but other folk normally go round it!

    8)      Still on Lemmanyane  Drive – take the next  road after the circle to your left – Sedi Way.

    9)      At the T Junction in front of you (Tuli Court Flats will be directly in front) – turn right into Serowe Square

    10)   Down Serowe Square, through the 90 degree bend to the left.

    11)   Take the first road to your right after this bend – Nxogododimo Crescent.

    12)   At the T junction in front of you, go right.

    13)   We are the in the corner straight ahead of you – face brick wall with large palm trees outside, black gate with the numbers 11945 on the left-hand entrance wall.

     

    There will be an On-ON braai at our place afterwards so bring all the necessary kit!!

     

    PLEASE NOTE – WE HAVE DOGS and as this will in all probability be a Hash through the suburbs – PLEASE NO DOGS – THANKS