As I usually do, I watched the Melbourne Cup. It's always a great occasion. Most people watch it at work or at some gala so I sometimes don't have company when I watch it at home. This year, however, Kate was at home so we watched it together. I made her a Martini (stirred, not shaken) to thank her for having me in. She seemed to like it. But she didn't eat her olive!
Both Jenny and Anne put me in a couple of sweeps but none of them got up. Early in the race I had three placegetters but that soon evaporated. But it was, as it often is, a very exciting race with the winner coming from behind and still winning by a nose. The horse, Almandin, was German-trained and owned by Melbourne identity Lloyd Williams
I always check who won the Fashions on the Field. Of all the world's fashion parades that is the only one which rewards wearable outfits, in my opinion. And it was quite a surprise to see that both the winner and the runner-up were sisters from NZ. I certainly don't think of NZ being a fashion Mecca but I know nothing about fashion anyway. There's the winner below: Olivia Moor. The hat is a bit much but it's a sensible outfit otherwise. Her sister's hat was much more extreme so I suspect she may have won by a hat!