Instead around this time of year there it's Spring Racing Carnival and we have a public holiday on a Tuesday, weekends of racing and lots of people watching of drunken folk stumbling back from the race course, the females holding their high heels in their hands and treading barefoot, fascinators askew and sometimes burger in hand, all beauty and classiness worlds apart from when they started the day!
This photo was taken the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day known as Derby Day and Steve and I ventured to St Kilda for dinner and to see the sunset as it was a beautiful 28 degree day. You can just see the dusky colours in the background of the photo.
Not every day has been 28 degrees though.creep up...22, 26, 28 and then come tumbling down to a rainy grey 18 before climbing up again...Typical erratic Melbourne weather...
The theme was pink as she's having a baby girl due mid December. Although she looks about ready to pop right now if you ask me so I think baby is cooking on high and could arrive sooner. She and Noah are so overjoyed and look how great she looks.
Twenty of us enjoyed afternoon tea at The Waiting Room at Crown Casino and it was all very decadent and fancy. The company was fun; lots of bloggers and we were well looked after by the staff in our own private room.
Ling doesn't usually like opening presents upon receipt. She likes to take them home, savour the anticipation, admire the packaging before eventually opening. She is the only person I know that is like this! Nevertheless she succumbed to peer pressure and she had lots of gifts to get through.
We've had delicious oven baked quail, and he baked baby barramundi on top of Mediterranean veggies.
I made a couple of cakes and took them to work. There was an citrus sponge with orange buttercream and then a chocolate and vanilla birthday cake with sprinkles for my manager's birthday! I was hoping to score some brownie points...I think I succeeded!
A funny sight from the Demery balcony was a replica Flemington race course stand. There had obviously been a party there and what a cute decoration to have.
Remember it was our 9th wedding anniversary in September? We picked up our glazed pottery creations and finally put them up in the apartment.
Six weeks until Christmas!