The first Tuesday in November is Melbourne Cup Day, a horse race and a public holiday for greater Melbourne. It is normally attended by perhaps 100,000 people or maybe more but no public spectators this year. The following Thursday is Oaks Day at the races also known as Ladies Day. There are prescribed ways women should dress for each racing day during our Spring Racing Carnival. Many follow the unwritten rules. Some don't. I think Ladies Day is the day for women to wear bright colours.
On Ladies Day we caught up with my former workmate for dinner at a nearby restaurant. While these ladies couldn't attend the racing event, that was not going to stop them dressing up to celebrate the day and having a good time. From our table they sounded like they were great fun and they welcomed me to take a snap.
R and I rounded off our meal with an affogato. The strong coffee is poured over the ice cream, followed by the whiskey (optional but of course we took the option) and while waiting for it to 'infuse' we nibbled on the loose coffee beans. A delicious end to a nice meal out.