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|