Wednesday, 5 November 2014

How we do Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup is a public holiday here in Melbourne. It's on a Tuesday in Spring, so it is just a lovely break. We like to celebrate the special day in our family. Here's how we do it:

Print out a form guide, and choose a horse each, based on the coolness of the name, the colours the jockey will be wearing, and other important factors.

A lot of people do that, but we go one more step. As part. Of the decision making process, we draw our interpretations of the horse names.

This year, Thomas gave us "Who shot the barman?":
Catriona offers Royal Diamond, Seismos, Protectorate, and Opinion (a lawyer):
Jonathan liked Siesmos, the earth-shaking horse:

And I liked "Au Revoir"