Cup Weekend

For as long as I can remember, actually for longer than I have been alive, my Dad and his mates have been going up to the Murray over the Melbourne Cup weekend. It’s a very relaxed weekend, and while the purpose is ostensibly fishing, there is no pressure to actually put a rod in. It’s as far as it is possible to get from the city lifestyle to which I have become accustomed and, while I love living in Melbourne, it is always a pleasure to get back to the my country boy roots and just relax. Every year I look forward to the trip and this one did not disappoint.

There were windstorms, sheep races, camp dogs, lots of anecdotes and jokes told around the fire and even a fish or two caught – though many were released back into the wild. Plus I managed to read a heap of books I had been meaning to for ages! So, now I feel refreshed and ready to face the stress of the pointy end of the year.

Then I got to travel back to my hometown and just to show that you never really grow up, Mum insisted on making me a thermos of coffee and a heap of sandwiches for the 4 hours drive home!

How did you spend your Cup weekend?

4 thoughts on “Cup Weekend

  1. Holly Kench

    I got a horrid cold and spent the weekend in bed, which turned out to be a good thing because I decided I didn’t have to do any work. It is the first time in ages I’ve done nothing practical for a few days. Still feel crap, but I hope too feel as refreshed as if I’d “gone fishing” once I come out the other side. In the mean time, I’m going to pick up the next trashy book on my list and snuggle in bed! LUSH! Unfortunately every book I pick up I end up over-analysing then writing pages of notes… my brain doesn’t understand rest.
    PS. Look at that dog! What a cute thing.

  2. David Post author

    Well, I guess that’s good in that you got to actually rest! I hope you feel better soon :-)

    PS He may look cute but he was a real pain…lucky I like dogs!

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