Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day
Pick your ponies.*
Roses are the official flower of Flemington Race Track; write your own “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem for one of your favorite or most hated books of all time.
Aussies shorten everything, so Melbourne Cup Day is just called “Cup Day” – post a picture of your favorite cup or mug for your daily fix of coffee, tea or chocolate.
Prepare your favorite dessert – in a cup! Post a photo of it for us to enjoy vicariously.
Read a book about horses, with a horse or with roses on the cover, about gardening, or set in Australia, or written by an Australian author.
* Ponies (horses) running the race will be posted here by Darth Pedant, guest hosting for MurderByDeath, as soon as they’re announced, or thereabouts. The official field is published on November 3rd.