Day 217 Tuesday 01st November 2011

The Difference is a Nostril

Ah, my giddy heart!! Today, here in Australia, the nation stood still – for today, at 3pm The Melbourne Cup took place. All of my co-workers gathered in a room, drinking champagne, eating nibbles, waiting in anticipation for the horse race to begin.

I had dressed up for the occasion, wearing a rose head peace, my hair was in a 1940’s style and I wore a black, with white spot dress and my heels. I actually had several comments made about how nice I looked, by people who never notice me, so it was a nice start to my day.

I had put a very small bet on ($5) and my horse came in second I won $72 – so I can’t complain, however, if my horse had won – I would have won close to $200, still, I lost no money, no horses were harmed – so all is well. It was actually the closest finish in the history of the Melbourne Cup – literally there was just a nostril between winning and coming in second place.

This photo was taken after my ferry ride home from work

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One comment on “Day 217 Tuesday 01st November 2011”

  1. sydney feels so far away and so much like a paradise… with the most important thing of the day being the Melbourne Cup! amazing! enjoy the beginning of summer… i miss Sydney and its quiet, peaceful lifestyle

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