The Cup runneth over
The bush interpretation of the Melbourne Cup (in pictures… with captions!)
It’s all about…
Moustaches… with ‘Moctober’ facial hair being encouraged for the local blokes!
Making babies smile (at least if you are my husband… he’s still clucky!)
SHOES!! Adored these one’s adorning the tootsies of a friend’s little one…
Fashion! Sister encouraging munching brother down the stairs mid-parade…
Friends in Fashion … Violet and her second cousin Maddy wait their queue.
Bare feet … the way most of us ended up, after suffering for fashion!
Food! Look closely… these are Melbourne Cup-inpsired sandwiches.
That’s right… SHOE sandwiches. Totally cool (and apparently very yummy!)
My effort… bacon and cheese pinwheels… nom, nom!
Gangnam Style! The kids show us ‘oldies’ how it’s done!
Crazy hobby-horse action. Recognise the dude in the hat? That’s right, Lachy’s back!
The kids managed to peel the hobby horses from the adults hands for their own race…
Dash won. He was celebrating his victory early…
And winner of the Mo’ Man? Mr Incredible! (some stiff competition though from a couple of neighbours!)
So that’s how we spent ‘The Day That Stops A Nation’…
How did you spend it?
Updated: I suppose I should explain that the Melbourne Cup is a horse race (on of the richest in the world) which literally stops Australia at 2pm (Qld time) for the duration of the race. Results here.
ALSO: ‘Movember’ is an awareness-raising campaign for Men’s Health – especially important in the bush, where the blokes rarely take the time to visit a doctor and like to ‘tough things out’. We time it for this event (turning it into ‘Mocktober’) – the awards are just for fun on the day.