The forecast from today predicts snow for Canberra on Wednesday! Saturday was cold. (It was less than one degree until eleven in the morning). So cold that on my way to Queanbeyan for rugby, I had to dismount from the moto', after making it as far as the airport, and warm my hands at the exhaust for ten minutes. Motorcyclists look after each other. The next rider after me, thinking that I was in distress, stopped to offer his assistance. That kind consideration made my day. (So did putting it over Queanbeyan 8-0 with the Owls third-grade side a little later in the day).
Stepping back one day takes us to the "Friday the 13th" Singstar evening at the Fox. Jen and I carved a jack'o'lantern and posted it outside with regard to the eerie theme of the evening. Mix' supplied the blood curdling wails, but it was just another Singstar attempt.
Stepping back a further week lands us in Cowra for the picnic races of 2007. Gun-skulling, as imported from the Peel Street boys caught on.
We were checked for ID, recommended for our dress, backing winners, backing losers, drinking longies, getting messy - well, it's the races.
I was going to end the post here but then recalled a funny little vid' from the other night... Enjoy!
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