Friday, September 25, 2009

Land of the Long Weekend

The Melbourne Cup - the first Tuesday in November, and also a public holiday for the Melbourne Metropolitan area - if you live outside Australia, you'll be interested to know that this is probably the only country in the world where the entire nation stops for a horse race!!!! Many families and community groups make a day of it, and if they can't get to Flemmington for the race, they spend the day having barbecues or picnics, running Melbourne Cup sweeps for fun.
Many people take a holiday on the Monday as well, making it a four day break.
If you are in the Phillip Island area, there is a patchwork and woodcrafters show at Newhaven.
Here are the details:
Phillip Island Patchwork Display & Sales
including Wonthaggi Woodcrafters
Quilt raffle
Devonshire Tea
Sat. 31st. Oct until Tues. 3rd. Nov.
10am - 4pm.
Newhaven Hall
Admission: Adults $3.00 (children free)
Proceeds donated to:
Woolamai Surf Lifesaving,
San Remo & Cowes Country Fire Authority,

San Remo & Cowes State Emergency Services,
Cowes Rural Ambulance Service.

Ooohhh.... the land of the long weekend!
Liz
P.S. Another teddy to tempt you!

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