Monday, 17 October 2011

Spring Racing Carnival


I have only been to the horse races once in my life, and even that was too often. I spent the afternoon standing in a crowd about ten deep on the fences, then after hearing the thunder of hooves, trying not to get lost as my own mother made a desperate bee-line for the tote windows. I did not get within cooee of a horse all afternoon. I am telling you all this because my daughter and her husband went to the races at Royal Randwick on Saturday. And if you are at all aware of the year they have had, you will shout 'Hurrah'!!


Now the up-side is that I got to play with my grandaughter all day. What we did first took me right back to my daughter's teenage years: her room was splattered with clothing that did not make the cut-off. A dress draped here. Shoes scattered there. Hats perched here. A grand flummox of finery. Ally and I gathered all the discarded hats, and tried them on, one by one, before returning them to the hat box.

What joy!

15 comments:

Thérèse said...

Nothing else can match such a family time, such a quality time furthermore dress up with such fun hats1

J Bar said...

Sounds like you had a fun day. :)

Breathtaking said...

Lucky you,what an exciting, fun
outing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Excellent granddaughter type fun Julie, bet she looked pretty as a picture in those hats. Precious times.

Steffe said...

Hurrah!

Julie said...

*grin*

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Oh, I adore hats - and these hats are wonderful, as are your pictures of them!!

Gunn said...

I am not a hat person, but I have to say that hats looks FUN!
The top one I like a lot.
And when I watched the Royal Wedding in London, I found out that a hat can be unique art!
I can imagen you and your daughter having a fun time trying them on!:)

Kay L. Davies said...

Julie! How wonderful! Kirsten went out. I mean out-out and not to the corner with Alannah, or to see the doctor. I'm SO glad.
I'm sure she feels triumphant. Wouldn't need a winning horse to make her day!
And you getting to try on hats with Alannah is beyond priceless.
I'm so happy for all three of you, and thrilled to see Kirsten went swimming with Darren and Alannah. This must mean all the open wounds are healed. Great news.
Luv, K

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Lovely!

Ann said...

Hurrah indeed, it must have been a real boost for both of them.

Dianne said...

That's great news Julie! and you got to enjoy a wonderful dress-up day with your little treasure!

Mo said...

i love hats. Have sevral boxes of them.

Virginia said...

Beautiful hats but your good news is even better!
V

Joan Elizabeth said...

I missed commenting on this one. The subject matter is great and such beautiful photos. I love this post ... and can just see the two of you enjoying dress ups.