Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Sophie, Bonnie and Odette have all made fascinators to wear on the occasion of the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup - the Race that stops a Nation! Even though the girls are going to school for a normal school day, they were inspired by all the hats and fascinators they had seen in the shops and media lately, and wanted their own.
I am going to a Melbourne Cup luncheon at Rarebits on Burrowes, the café next door to my studio. Although I have no idea of a single horse in the race I will watch the race with interest as I will be assigned a horse in the sweep, with a chance to win a small amount of money. I am not a gambling person, but somehow the Melbourne Cup always has a sweep, no matter where you may be on the day.
I remember one Melbourne Cup day when My sister and I were shopping together and decided to have our own sweep - one of us had all even-numbered horses and the other all the odd-numbered horses. The prize was something like the winner had her lunch paid for...
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