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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

314: Miss Emergency Situations Ministry 2014

This picture speaks for itself. It needs no further comment from me. If you do want to read about the competition then here is the link to the article in the Moscow Times. A paragraph from it is reproduced below: To earn the title … the girls had to have a high level of professionalism, good athletic training, individuality, creativity and good looks," the ministry said in an online statement, adding "the main purpose of the beauty contest was to reveal and develop talent among the women," at the ministry.

To turn now to the more mundane, together with one of my friends I was a hare at Sunday's running of the Moscow Hash House Harriers. There are Hash House Harrier running clubs at many locations worldwide. The Moscow 'branch' has been in existence for 30 years. Many of these clubs bill themselves as "a running club with a drinking problem." I seem to fit in quite well. Every week one or more people take it in turns to lay a trail for the other runners to follow. These people are known as hares. By an astonishing coincidence right next to where we were starting the hash somebody had sketched two hares on the pavement.

Autumn has arrived, with a vengeance. Beautiful colours of the leaves, especially when the sun shines on them but today was much colder (+4 at 10.00 this morning) with a strong Northerly wind.
At 7.00 a.m. tomorrow morning, which is when I am next due to leave my flat, the temperature is forecast to be +2. Hey ho.
This is the view from my kitchen window.

To finish, a video clip from Eva Cassidy called Autumn leaves.

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