A-Z Challenge Day 18

Post 1658. Friday April 20

My Friend Rosey has regularly featured on my blog since I set it up twelve years ago. To read all about her in 200 or so words, click HERE



Rosey agreed to join a fundraising run in aid of charity. Not a gentle jog around the park. No, it was organised by the army no less! Heavy boots, camouflage suits, backpacks, helmets and splodges of brown and green face paint. Rosey looked hilarious! Whilst waiting, she adopted her confused look and asked if she had to go over that, under that, through there, up there and down that. I said no, you go under that, up that, over that, up there and through that and down there’.

Then they were off. Her first mistake was to crawl into a burrow from the wrong end coming literally head to head with someone going the right way! She lost her balance on a rope walk and became suspended like a string puppet. After shooting headfirst down a muddy bank, she climbed down a ladder instead of up it, having climbed up a tree, not down it. She clambered onto a bunker but forgot to use the slide to descend and jumped instead, landing in a heap on the ground. Suddenly her laughter became a whimper!

We were in the emergency department for ages, Rosey gripping her throbbing shoulder. She was concerned the delay was because her camouflage prevented the nurses from seeing her, but she was eventually called, and later returned with her arm in a sling and her shoulder relocated. Typically, Rosey managed to find it amusing!

“Did you hear about the person who couldn’t use their left arm?” she asked. “They’re alright now!”

She raised a lot of money; not for the skill she displayed, but for the comedy performance she provided!


Tomorrow S is for  Singing

Previous episodesA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A1On this day last year, I took you along to Amble Bay’s Produce Prizegiving. To remind yourself who the winners were, click HERE


35 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 18

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 20, 2018 / 09:28

      As long as she can still pick up her glass of chardonnay she’ll be fine! Cheers!


  1. Christine Apr 20, 2018 / 04:21

    What charity put entrants through such an obstacle course? The French Foreign Legion perhaps? Or the Retired Mail Carriers’ Club? You need to do something really upbeat for Rosey tomorrow. No quandaries, no quarrels, no quislings. 😉

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  2. Archana (@yenforblue) Apr 20, 2018 / 05:37

    Alls well that ends well… If she had completed the course in the correct direction, would she have raised the same amount I wonder…… Pity about her injuries though…

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 20, 2018 / 11:24

      Thanks, Iain that’s nice of you to say so.She always does, she’s a half glass full kinda girl, but not for long – you’ve never seen a wine glass empty so quickly!

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  3. Moon Apr 20, 2018 / 10:34

    Admirable, her attitude, that is. Cheers to the lovely Rosey! 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 21, 2018 / 08:11

      I’m aware of several Gerald Durrell books but not that one. Seems I have competition! My Family and Other Animals is a classic!

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      • SeemaMisra Apr 21, 2018 / 13:53

        I know … I’ve loved all his books. If I could afford it, I would definitely travel to Corfu 🙂

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  4. hilarymb Apr 20, 2018 / 16:32

    Hi Keith – I can quite believe she raised lots of money from her antics … and am somewhat surprised she wasn’t kept in hospital to stabilise her … in so many ways?! Glad she was suitably patched up and let loose again … cheers Hilary


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 21, 2018 / 08:24

      Even if they had tried to keep her thee, I guarantee she would have made a run for it! Thanks Hilary


  5. subroto Apr 21, 2018 / 13:18

    I’ve never got the purpose of these torture runs anyway, at least she gave it a go. Nice one,

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 22, 2018 / 07:59

      I just smiled and said nothing. You can never be sure if she’s being serious or joking!


  6. Varad Apr 22, 2018 / 19:30

    She managed to achieve what she set out to, despite injuring herself. Hats of to Rosey aka Calamity Jane. Nicely done, Keith.

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