Welcome to the Round Cocktail Party 2014

Tuesday night was the annual Welcome to the Round Cocktail Party at the Hannans Club. ‘The Round’ refers to Kalgoorlie’s annual week of racing, known as Race Round. The Hannans Club was built in 1896 as one of the first stone buildings in Kalgoorlie with the first bowling green. It’s one of my favourite venues in town. But there was no bowling on Tuesday night, we walked in and were greeted with this:

SAMSUNG CSC

I need this in my backyard

So fabulous. We were entertained by two ladies from Fliptease for the evening, which is a boutique aerial and circus troupe.

SAMSUNG CSC

Grab a drink.

SAMSUNG CSC

Usual suspects.

SAMSUNG CSC

One of the performers was an incredible contortionist.

SAMSUNG CSC

#ouch

We just sat there in awe, wincing every so often as we imagined our own inflexible bodies attempting similar feats.

SAMSUNG CSC

SAMSUNG CSC

Two less flexible, but no less fabulous ladies

SAMSUNG CSC

Dylan, SJ, Andrew, Tristan, Em

The same lady did some very impressive moves on silk. You can’t even tell she has a fear of heights (which she told the audience later).

SAMSUNG CSC

Meanwhile I’m like:

SAMSUNG CSC

Delicious paella!

Time for more photos!

SAMSUNG CSC

Claire, Bec and I all wore sequins… Em didn’t get the memo

SAMSUNG CSC

Friends and fun

SAMSUNG CSC

Fun and friends

SAMSUNG CSC

I love this guy

SAMSUNG CSC

And these ladies

SAMSUNG CSC

These people are pretty great

SAMSUNG CSC

And these ones too

Before long it was time to head up the street to the Calcutta (this thing where wealthy people bid for a place in horse betting syndicates… I think).

SAMSUNG CSC

Down those drinks!

We stayed a while and then headed back to Lauren and Dave’s house for a nightcap, which turned into an impromptu hat party. Lauren and Dave have a lot of hats.

SAMSUNG CSC

Seriously.

SAMSUNG CSC

An excellent evening.How was your Tuesday night? Would you have enough hats to fit out an entire party?

This entry was posted in Misc and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Welcome to the Round Cocktail Party 2014

  1. Lauren C-H says:

    Hahahahahahaha! Such a good night!

  2. Patrick Caruana says:

    Hi Bec,
    I haven’t commented for a little while because my life has bee a bit tumultuous and hectic but the last couple of posts have compelled me to comment tonight. The reason, well you and your friends look so happy smiling and enjoying your lives. Seeing all your smiles and happy faces I know gives me a lift so I assume it also gives other that same lift. Thank you and your friends for sharing. I cant wait for your next post. Ciao for now.

    • Bec says:

      Thanks Patrick 🙂 that’s really nice of you to say, we have been having a great week here. Sorry to hear things have been tumultuous, hopefully it’s all up from here.

  3. Pingback: OOTD: Race Week- Hannan’s handicap | Embraham

  4. Embraham says:

    Such a great night!

  5. Pingback: The year that was 2014 | My Bloggable Day

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s