Melbourne Cup

Think Ascot, think Ladies Day, think about all those strange hats and dressing up, think how very British that all is. Sometimes a day at the races can be fantastic fun, me and my friends used to go to Ascot and a few other racecourses every now and then for a big day out. It’s [...]


The big news here in Australia this week is that “Americain” won the 2010 Melbourne Cup. If you don’t know what the Melbourne Cup is or how important it is here in Australia, then you should read my post from last year called….. Australia’s Unofficial National Holiday Because today I have something more important to [...]

The Melbourne Cup The Melbourne Cup has run each year on the first Tuesday in November since 1861. It’s a handicapped race run over 3200m, which is 2 miles, (the original distance back in the early days), give or take a couple of yards. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious 2 mile [...]


Some people have made certain events during the calendar year their own. For example, the Beninoz family have made Easter Sunday their own by hosting the egg hunt in their back garden each year. One of my wife’s friends has chosen to hold a Christmas carol singing service each year just before Christmas. Bring your [...]