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Janice's Journal
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2005-11-09 00:06:49
D-Day...and landing in Melbourne...
Well, it’s about time I wrote a decent journal entry. I’d intended to write about my lovely trip to Jamestown: how Stephen flew me there, how I camped in a little tent by the aeroplane on the airfield with Stephen swagging outside, the country hospitality and Jamestown Show, but I didn’t get around to it and told you about my new web site instead! So, here I am, now about to tell you about my latest trip: a flight on one of the BIG birds, to Melbourne...

Every two years I go and stay with my cousin and his family. (My dad came from Melbourne, so I have rellies there.) They look after me really well. I make the trek so that I can attend Equitana, which is, I believe, the largest horse expo in the Southern Hemisphere! It’s like a home or lifestyle-type expo…except most stalls relate to horses in some way. There are rows and rows of exhibitors, promoting equine products. You get free give-aways, posters, booklets of info, entries into competitions and see unusual breeds of horses. There are small arenas, where you can learn about horse handling and riding, as well as see people do amazing things with well-trained horses.

The trip also gives me the impetus to go over and catch up with family. It’s amazing how quickly it comes around. I’ve been to all four Equitanas so far. This year I got to meet someone new…our very own D-Day! I arranged that I would see him there and phoned him on the Saturday morning. We arranged to meet after Equitana that evening. It was great to meet him. He’s a lovely guy. We sat and looked at photos of my paintings and other things, which prompted lots of conversation. After that, we wandered down by the Yarra, near the Crown Casino shopping area and watched the coloured fountains for a few minutes, before I had to meet my cousin, who was collecting me in the car. (Could all sound romantic, couldn’t it?! But it was all platonic: I’d told my boyfriend, Stephen, I was meeting up with him and he was unconcerned, which I thought was nice.) So, thank you D-Day, for sharing a pleasant evening with me! 

Mood - Mild
Music - None
Edited - Never

Yes it was good fun and you forgot to mention about watching the gas jets and also meeting one of the dressage competitors, and a workmate of mine and his wife.

Stephen is a very lucky bloke to have a gal like you and you are a very lucky gal to have a bloke like Stephen.

You should tell the story about the news clippings with Steve in them that was just plain freaky in a good way of course, real twilight zone stuff.
Posted by:D-Day


date: 09/11/2005 14:46 GMT
It sounds like you two had a really nice time.Thanks for sharing that,Janice.You really do love your horses,don't you! .
Posted by:daftbird


date: 09/11/2005 21:17 GMT
I sure do love my gee gees!
Thank you, D-Day! I didn't say all the details, 'cause the journal entry would've been too long.
Posted by:Janice

Janice WWW 

date: 09/11/2005 22:19 GMT
More and more of the club members are meeting up - it's all very nice and friendly, I think!

I was hoping to perhaps meet D-Day at the ABC shop signing on the 4th, but didn't organise it well enough. Still, there's always next time...!

Janice, if that's you in your avatar, I saw someone at the Melbourne show who look an awful lot like you, though with shorter hair. Sure you didn't go...?
Posted by:Junius


date: 10/11/2005 21:28 GMT
Yes, that's me; but no, I wasn't at the Melbourne Show...and I'm very unlikely to ever cut my hair!
Posted by:Janice

Janice WWW 

date: 11/11/2005 19:40 GMT
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