Melbourne Cup Day, where the race that stops a nation is happening right on school pick up time.
Hence why I don't watch the race until the 6.00pm news. I am recording it for my husband as he is mustering cattle and I will be at swimming lessons for little N.
I remember when I was working in town (before children) it was a fun day where we bought the paper and studied the form and I would go down to the TAB to place bets for everyone in the office.
We would shut the office and go around to one of our co-workers homes to drink champagne and watch it on TV.
One year we all went to the pub to see the big race. It was always fun and when we had to return to the office, we would giggle until 5pm from the champers. and head back to the pub for a bit more weeknight fun. Those were the days!
Nowadays, I don't really do anything for cup day except watch fashions on the field if I am home and watch a replay. That's it!
Once the boys are older I probably will make it the the cup one day, but until then I will be content with watching it on telly.
I'm not really into the horses, but I do love the fashions! Here is a great timeline of past winners of the fashions on the field. Check it out!
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Are you doing anything exciting for Melbourne Cup Day?