a fancy dress competition as Mickey and Minnie in Birregurra, a small town outside Colac where Rose had a cottage, though that was primarily because one of our friends was one of the judges and knew that the prize was a bottle of Barossa Pearl.
We gave the bottle to Bluey next door and thought that that was that, till he asked us round to have some, in tiny little sherry glasses…. he himself had beer, not being into this fancy stuff. And again the next night, and the next, till we threw our hearts and stomachs into the job and finished the bottle.
And next time we were down he invited us round, and said “I know what you like….. got a bottle in special.”