So, last night was 'A Night at the Races', with a four course dinner and a competition for the best and worst hat! I'm very happy to say that the 'best hat' prize went to a fellow contestant who had also made his hat! A replica of the dome from Christchurch's Basilica, paper machied on top of a hard hat: genius!
For the last race, we put some money in as a table and I was nominated to choose the winning horse. I went for the one with the best name (obviously!) - Tyron's Alive, not realising that she was actually the favourite with all the odds in her favour! We won, with a grand total of $10 each! The victory was made even sweeter by the fact the horse Mr Bear had plumped for in the previous race had come last by about 40m! Muhaha :)