Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Off and racing!

Well today is the infamous Melbourne Cup Horse race. It is part of the racing Spring Carnival and the cup itself is always held on the first Tuesday of November. I was actually born on a day the cup was run and HS and my birthdays often fall on this day. I have never been to the actual meet but traditionally have a flutter and take part in cup sweeps. I have worked the last few years as reception for the visiting paediatrician and because it is a public holiday this gives me an extra day to take at christmas time. The oldies Day Centre that operates in the building always have a special day, dressing up, wearing hats and having a special lunch. The tables are always decorated with the most beautiful roses out of staff member's gardens. Unfortunately today I had no luck, in fact my horses may still be running...................but that is part of the fun!!
( I did get a little stitching done between patients today so might! just make my swap deadlines!!)

5 comments:

Jo Jo said...

No luck here either I'm afraid! So typical! I need to get my act together so I can meet my deadlines too....Jo xo

Ruth's Place said...

I miss Melbourne Cup Day!! It was great fun when I lived in Victoria.

Anne Heidi said...

Sounds like fun! A very happy belated birthday to you! How cool, our birthdays are only a week apart :) Take care. Klem

Annie said...

We were so busy designing new silks on the electronic white board, we missed the actual cup! First year for ages.

Greenmare said...

what a fun time, and I loved your birthday gifts!! happy belated birthday!!!