Craig sent this over at the beginning of the month with the intention of it appearing on Tuesday 4 November. The only problem was that I was too busy at the time to deal with blog related things (including e-mails) and so his clever idea of linking it directly to a hugely important date in the Australian sporting/social calendar doesn’t quite work….but it’s all down to me. Anyways…..
The first Tuesday in November means it’s Melbourne Cup time here in Australia. A cause for great celebration for many reasons, “the (horse) race that stops a nation” is an event that is looked forward to by millions all round Australia, and the rest of the world too (not least the international pickpocketing communityapparently!)
Many people in Australia have it marked in their calendar as ‘Melbourne Cup weekend’, as the Tuesday is a public holiday, so no point going to work/school on the Monday is there? or for some, the Friday prior to, and/or the Wednesday as well.
Run over 3,200 metres, in Melbourne, in Springtime (the weather is often either really hot, or raining, or a bit of both), the race is notoriously hard to pick a winner, so i’m giving you three ‘firsts’ as my picks this year – ‘
mp3 : The Marching Girls – First In Line
mp3 : The Stemms – At First Sight
mp3 : Sounds Like Sunset – First Time
The Marching Girls are from NZ while the others are both Australian.
Hope you enjoy these… we’re off to the beach for a few days