This Melbourne Cup Carnival I did my civic duty.
I put on a frock and fascinator and sipped on a (few) glass of sparkling wine at a charity luncheon on Oaks Day at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
All monies raised went to a worthy hospital charity. Yay.
“Loverly” I hear you say…yes it was… except for one small oversight on my part.
Being a Mum of 2 smallish girls I rarely blow the cobwebs from my substantial collection of high heels but Oaks Day saw my highest and most impractical pair suddenly see the light of day.
Oh they are beautiful. Fuchsia, suede, 7″ stiletto, sling back with tiny bow detailing in patent leather. They even came with a matching clutch! I was feeling especially…well…special.
That is for the first 15 minutes.
After that I have to say I lost all feeling in my toes. My lovely luncheon mates had sensibly chosen footwear that was both stylish and more importantly COMFORTABLE! Not me! All photos of us standing up see me smiling …just. After the first half an hour of mingling I was counting the minutes until they asked us to sit down for lunch. I nearly cheered when the lunch gong sounded. I even limited my fluid intake to make sure I didn’t have to spend too many pennies.
Next year might just see me teaming my race day attire with a pair of UGGs!