November 1, 2011

Melbourne Cup Day. Moody Skies.

I have decided to pop the odd blog post up now and then. Transmission will not be as regular as it was previously due to the fact that life seems to be getting more hectic, not less!!

Anyway - without further ado I am going to fill you all in on my Melbourne Cup Day plans.  Last year Farmgirl and I headed off to a gorgeous luncheon in a nearby town.  This year I have decided to split with Farmgirl for the day.  She is heading to a wonderful Cup luncheon at the local day care centre.  I am heading to our nearest town to a beautiful old restored hall where a fund raising luncheon is planned. (Note how often I have used the word "luncheon" - it is written beautifully on my ticket and is now my new favourite word.  It sounds much more glamourous than just a plain "lunch".)

Because I will be out sans Farmgirl, I have more wardrobe options.  I do not need to restrict myself to dark colours to hide fingermarks.  Hence the fact that I am wearing this.

Pretty Floaty Floral Dress

I have also broken with my usual tradition and am planning to try and wear a fascinator rather than a hat.  I may struggle somewhat with this as I always feel really stupid when I try on fascinators.  However this one is just a ridiculously large flower, and so I am planning to pretend it is an oddly shaped and situated hat, rather than a silk flower on a head band.  I have decided that if Princess Beatrice can wear a pair of dung coloured horns on her head to a Royal Wedding then I can definitely pull off a silk flower.  It's all in the way you wear it apparently....

In a quick update on news from The Farm (because I know you all read this blog for the heavy machinery, not the pretty dresses) we are attempting to harvest.  I say attempting because the weather is being very uncooperative and it keeps raining.  This is inconvenient at best and very costly at worst.  Oh well, it is what it is.

(A huge thank you to all the people who emailed and said how much they had been missing my blog and hearing my news - you made this farmer's wife feel special.)

The Sun Always Shines Through Eventually

11 comments:

Lisa said...

Yay for a new post! Hope you are having a fantastic day, that is a gorgeous outfit.

And fingers crossed for better harvesting weather.

Tania @ Out Back said...

Welcome back! What a nice surprise to see you had done another post.

Have a great day, and I hope you pick a winner...

Georgie said...

Hello!! Have fun today and sending some sunshine vibes for the harvest... gxo

Amanda said...

Ooh, what a nice surprise to see a post from you! I love that dress, and I bet you look gorgeous in it. Hope the rain holds off and harvest goes well. And now I'd better go watch the race or I won't know if I'm the big winner from our playgroup sweep! xxx

itsanaddiction said...

I was wondering where you had gotten to! :) Lovely dress, I hope you have a nice day xx

Deb said...

I'm so glad you decided to put the occasional post up - yours is my favourite blog and I was so sad when you said that you had lost the heart for it, but totally understand the stresses and time constraints of a family (and farm).

Lovely outfit. Hope you had a lovely day:)

Fiona said...

Beautiful, beautiful dress. Lovely to see a post from you, and thankyou for the warm thoughts with my big girl off at a boarding school transition.
Just home from a Melb Cup luncheon ... one of those that stretched from early morn through until now. Great fun.
Hope the weather does the right thing by you.

Bungalowgirl said...

So nice to have you back. Hope your luncheon went well, love the frock, would love some photos of you in it too. Ooooh actually you in the frock whilst sitting on some heavy machinery would be tops! melx

deux chiens et un garcon said...

Hope you backed a winner in that gorgeous frock. Nice to see you pop again. Hope things a bit drier soon.
x

therhythmmethod said...

I'm so glad you're back. Love the dress. And the heavy machinery. :)

joolzmac said...

Yay, you're back! Good to see you...

Joolz