No Luck

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My only winning horse.

Today was the Melbourne Cup luncheon. I was sure that with the spread of horses I'd managed to collect in the various sweeps, bets and the calcutta that I'd win something--I had 11 different horses in the field of 24. But not a single one of them came in.

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Flemington in felt.

But no matter, there was still the "fashions on the field" contest to come.

Tracey, Ashley and I laboured over the weekend on our hats, constructing a three-part racetrack from felt. I designed and sewed the hats together and the three of us decorated them with little horses, flags, a grandstand, start and finish lines. We even included sponsor logos.

Alas, we were trumped by a wide-brimmed feather-covered hat with marshmallows dangling from it like the corks people used to hang from their hats to keep away flies.

Better luck next year.

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that is fabulous. i'm a melbournian myself, and talk of the cup, fashion, hats and fly shoo away thingamabobbies had me all natsukashii. thanks for celebrating the tradition in far seas away

arumanda :)

Hi there.
It was nice meeting you and your husband last night. Sorry I was so drunk! It was good to meet another of Jo's cohorts. See you around again. And you guys should have won the hat contest... hands down the best.

Hi Kristen,
I did as Tod said and put your name in Google... yup you're number 2... but why the abundant links to porn sites in one of your recently articles?
Pete

Ah, the porn stuff is not in my articles, but in the comment spam that infests the site daily. I try to get rid of it all, but sometimes miss bits and pieces, or don't get to it promptly. Sorry if it offends.

What spiffy hats!

This design is so impressive and interesting idea!I like it.

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