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Melbourne Cup Day in Canberra

By OzChick 3 November 2008 38

So what is on in and around Canberra for Melbourne Cup day?

What’s Your opinion?


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Gungahlin Al 8:00 pm 04 Nov 08

Mega sleep-in by everyone else (someone had to feed the desperate cat…)
Stack of GCC emails caught up with and new Vice Pres secured.
Next Gungahlin newsletter half finished.
(that’s the community bit attended to)

Visited a few fairly empty furniture shops in Fyshwick and decided on stuff with which to equip the castle when the AWA buy-off comes through.
Movie and maccas with tiddlywinks.
(and that’s the family bit)

Yep – thanks Andrew.

If it has to move anywhere, keep it in the spring – it’s a great time of year to kick around and enjoy Canberra, and there are already stacks of public holidays in the first half of the year…

Pandy 7:01 pm 04 Nov 08

I went to the Racecourse first time ever.

When I stood up I could peer down lots of clevages of the 20 somethings.

When I sat down, I could look up their very short skirts.

Thankyou Mr Stanhope.

I will now go and slap a couple of carp together.

Growling Ferret 6:54 pm 04 Nov 08

Thanks Andrew Barr.

I had a BBQ with 4 mates from work, their wives, families and a few enthusiastic next door neighbours. We’ve never done it before today. The kids played in the pool, the parents had a few beers and chardies, the kids had a great time on the punt as did the parents.

Who would have thought Family and Community Day would actually be used with family and community?

Wide Boy Jake 5:04 pm 04 Nov 08

Naked Night at Mustang Ranch.

ricketyclik 4:14 pm 04 Nov 08

Sands said :

And ricketyclik – 0.75%.

😀

Overheard 2:42 pm 04 Nov 08

Annie and the Armadillos at the Hyatt from 3.30pm to 6-ish.

Sands 2:36 pm 04 Nov 08

And ricketyclik – 0.75%.

Sands 2:21 pm 04 Nov 08

Why do I have to lose my 4 days because Jessica Wright’s mother can’t even out her massive profits over the year? FO Fiona.

I agree, some small businesses will be hit – but there are other holidays that they have to cater for. Just sort it out people. If the holiday stays, event companies will start organising bigger events to stimulate canberra business (albeit a little bit).

Granny 1:02 pm 04 Nov 08

Always a pleasure, Overheard!

: )

Overheard 12:50 pm 04 Nov 08

Granny said :

I’m trying to put a bomb under my family to get them to move. C’mon fall out, people! I’m going to family and community day by myself if y’all don’t shift your shanks.

Too much energy required for FnC for me, Granny! Enjoy, and I’ll see you later for ‘The Band Broke Up’. Did I mention that I’m door b!tch again? Get there early-ish if you can so you can keep me company! There’s a CMC meeting immediately before it so I’ll be there about 7.15pm.

Back to FnC day, the scuttlebutt around is (and stop me if this has all been said here before) that we’ll all be back at work (for those that have work this time next year) on the first Tuesday in November. However, the suggestion (from the ACT Chamber of Commerce?) is to have the holiday on Monday. That way we still get to get FnC’d, but the hospitality industry doesn’t take such a hit with all those workplaces being back at work and organising luncheons and ordering vats of champagne and barns full of chicken.

Sounds sensible to me. I’ll probably still be in the ‘turn it into a four-day weekend’ brigade. Aha; loading finished. This is where I’ll probably be: http://picasaweb.google.com/OverheardProductions/Maldon200802#

Granny 12:06 pm 04 Nov 08

… or fall in. Or something.

Granny 12:05 pm 04 Nov 08

I’m trying to put a bomb under my family to get them to move. C’mon fall out, people! I’m going to family and community day by myself if y’all don’t shift your shanks.

miz 11:36 am 04 Nov 08

Nice to get an extra day off. I got up at 1030ish. Would be better on a Monday though.
I’m mulching by garden as it’s not too hot . . .

BerraBoy68 11:19 am 04 Nov 08

Ah, that makes sense now. Sorry Ricketyclick.

Hot tips? yep bet one each and every horse each way. That way you’re bound to be a winner on teh day!

ricketyclik 11:09 am 04 Nov 08

BerraBoy68 said :

ricketyclik said :

Waiting to hear the news re. interest rate cuts.

Any hot tips?

Yes, start a new thread on the topic!

I’m sorry, people seemed to be saying what they were doing with the day – that’s what I’m doing.

BerraBoy68 11:07 am 04 Nov 08

I’ll spend the day picnicing down the cotter with other families (good friends) from my sons school.

BerraBoy68 11:06 am 04 Nov 08

ricketyclik said :

Waiting to hear the news re. interest rate cuts.

Any hot tips?

Yes, start a new thread on the topic!

Granny 10:51 am 04 Nov 08

You know … the thread is Melbourne Cup Day in Canberra. Are you lost?

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