What a day ….We did something we have never been able to do up until now , we decided to shout ourselves to a full Melbourne Cup experience at our local club . The decision was made easier by the fact that we also had a friend who we had known online for many years over in Sydney too , we had never met in what’s called ” real life ” in all the years we had been chatting 18 years for me and a bit less for hubby . As we now had the opportunity to meet and have a few outings over the few days he was here we decided that the cup special day was a go . It was the best day we had all had in a long time , and over the other couple of days before this we got to know our friend for real . We were not disappointed either he is as lovely in real life as he had always been online , he has also made me want to go to The Netherlands to look see , lol, not his fault but now I really would love to go , got as close as Germany but now would love to go further .
Anyway getting back to our day out , we met up in the town first, had a drink , lol, to sustain us in the walk to the club , I mean we needed energy didn’t we ? So we get there book in , and after a small problem was sorted went to our table , we were given free champagne on arrival and were seated very nicely . We had the menus to look at , and to be honest if it was possible to eat it all we would have lol every thing on that menu was just delicious , 3 courses , 3 different items in each and we were to choose 1 from each section . Section 1 starters , section 2 mains, section 3 desserts . looking at those menus the only problem was there was too many things we all liked making it very hard to just pick 1 thing from each * lol decisions ..decisions * you know real hard real life problems here lol .
After having finally made our choices we sit back and relax and study the form guide , oh after getting in a jug of the most delicious Sangria we have ever had , lovely to keep us pondering , well that’s our excuse and we will stick to it ..lol.. Well now to look up forms and jockeys , and performances of all the horses , not easy when you never bet any other time we didn’t even know how to put the bets on lol that’s how much we know about it . Having finally got that sorted it was time to enjoy the rest of the day . First course comes and just being able to sit there , be waited on , knowing you do not have to do the dishes just makes it all so much more pleasurable . There was also a chance to buy raffle tickets but we didn’t we were just there for the fun of the day and it was a great day .
Second course and again the nice relaxing , not having to rush not having anyone say ” hurry up ” was just as good as the food and the service . The service was really good too and always with lots of smiles making it all so much nicer . While slowly eating we finally decide which horse or horses we will back , I decided on only 2 as usually any horse I back gets lost , lol, and yes true to form the 2 I backed are still in hiding somewhere probably turn up again next week , hubby and friend got 3rd so got a little of their money back lucky sods …oh well least I won’t do that again anytime soon good thing is I didn’t put much on my 2 lol. Maybe 1 day I will back a winner but cannot see that happening anytime soon not unless I have lots of money and it doesn’t matter if I loose. * sigh I wish lol *
After the big race is over you know ” The Race That Stops A Nation ” the 3rd course is served and again we sit and just enjoy it and watch a re-run of the race have a giggle and say oh well another day . The winning and losing of the race didn’t even matter it was the fun, the time able to be spent with our friend , the relaxing atmosphere and everyone around having just as much fun , that was what made it special and thoroughly enjoyable and worth all the little extras we had to do to get there and dressing up a bit and all that . The main point was this was all just something we had never done before and wanted to be able to experience it and we did and we loved it a great day was had by all .
I asked my husband how to spell a word he said look in the dictionary, I’m like HOW CAN I FIND THE WORD IN THE FREAKING DICTIONARY IF I CANT EVEN SPELL IT??
At what point does a muffin top become a busted can of biscuits?