Today was a public holiday
For a horse race lol
Yes, today was the First Tuesday in November
which means the Melbourne Cup was run at Flemington Racecourse
Yesterday we were told the past October
had been the wettest October for 35 years
It poured over the weekend – really drenching torrential rain
caused flooding all over the place
and looking out the front door this morning
it looked like it was going to rain
for the best part of today as well
I certainly didn’t envy all those ladies
who were going to dress up in their finery
complete with fantabulous hats 
and spend the day at Flemington
So after realising I couldn’t potter round the garden as planned
I turned to the tv for entertainment
Here you can see the silly hats
were being worn really early in the day
Even the tv presenters were dressed in posh frocks
complete with tizzy hats
Heres Kerri- Anne
and Fifi
and heres Johanna
It was so chilly we had the heating on most of the day
I sat and sewed
and yes
watched the days events from the comfort of my chair
Coming into the straight for the last time
The order had changed by the time they reached the winning post
First – Americain
Second – Maluckyday
The favourite – So You Think – came in third
which was a shame as Bart Cummings the trainer
was hoping for his 13th cup win
The rain did come down for the best part of the day
The sun made an appearance late in the afternoon
Too late to garden then
but never mind
theres always tomorrow
Hey – that would be a good name for a race horse lol
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