With moving house over the holidays I wasn’t able to upload my Christmasy themed illustrations. Rather than see them go to waste, my next 2 posts will holiday themed and maybe we can just pretend that for once I am just really, really prepared….roll on Christmas. Only 310 days to go.
I don’t know about anyone else but at this time of year cash seems to leave my purse almost as soon as it enters it! I think I need to plant a money tree or two. Although being the murderous gardener that I am, I may end up in debt!!!
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!
My youngest daughter has just started an intensive 2 weeks of swimming with school. I expected her to become a little tired but after only day 2, she emerged from school a zombie version of her normal chipper self. Apparently she almost fell asleep in class. Goodness knows what the end of the week will bring, let alone the end of week 2!