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The Jeep Kurri Burri Polo Classic – A Fresh Twist for Mother’s Day

May 13th, 2013

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What a Mother’s Day I had… Without my mother. But my adorable mother for the day was great friend Dr Nikki Goldstein.

The Jeep Kurri Burri Polo Classic was the perfect match for mums from all walks of life. Sipping on Veuve Clicquot and taking in the fresh air and sunshine, friends and families enjoyed the charming country hospitality, gourmet food and live entertainment throughout the day.

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The fifth annual charity event has become the premier family sport and lifestyle event in NSW, fermenting its reputation as a relaxed day for socials and locals to enjoy a competitive match of polo. But it’s not just for the adults; there were heaps of kids being kept entertained with the Reading Jets kids zone that included face painting, pony rides, Jack Russell Racing and the Kids’ Dash across the field. Apparently I wasn’t allowed to enter the dash. Thanks Nikki!

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Host of The Voice Darren McMullen, joined in the frivolity and shared a classic picnic with his parents. Darren was reunited with former The Voice contestant, Prinnie Stevens, who later in the day performed her latest hit, Don’t Wake Me Up, calling on the kids to dance live on stage with her which was very cute!

Pimms, Punch or Peroni? The Polo Bar & Lawn, was a vibrant addition with everybody enjoying the country chic vibe as polo players mingled with guests. Daimon Downey set the tunes with a selection of tracks to keep guests including, Pip Edwards and Kristy-Lee Allan loving life and dancing on the side lines.

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The Jeep marquee was full of fabulous people, who shared the day with their children. Celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue cooked up a storm on the Jeep Grill for us. The food was absolutely delicious! Some of the fab people included Jesinta Campbell, Deborah Knight, Holy Bristly, Ed Phillips, Cameron Williams, David Campbell, David Whitehill, Sam Armytage, the adorable Benji and Zoe Marshall, plus MKR’s Luke Hines and Scott Gooding.

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Plenty of money was raised and went towards the charity Inala – a Rudolf Steiner organisation supporting individuals with disabilities. Proceeds raised from this year’s event go towards the development of a New Day Service Facility for clients with high support needs, $145k has been raised to date. Amazing work!

I can’t wait for next year, I had such an enjoyable time. Perhaps next year, I’ll take my mummy :)

www.kurriburri.com.au  ::  facebook.com/kurriburri  ::  @KurriBurriPolo

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Adrenalin, Heart Pumping & Pure Exhilaration With Rally Car Experience

July 23rd, 2010

A few weeks back I got experience something I always wanted to do. Rally Car driving.

Since a kid, I have been obsessed with cars and car racing, all types of cars. One of my favourite types of racing is in Rally cars. They are exhilarating, dirty, fast, the scenery is amazing and there’s heaps of accidents which I love to see!

Thanks to www.RedBalloon.com.au, I got to fulfill my dream of getting driven around in a rally car.

It was one of the most exhilarating experiences I’ve had in a long long time! From the second I arrived at the dusty race track, the sound of the cars excited me, the brutal engines roaring around the race track.

After popping on a hairnet and helmet, it was my turn to hop into the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO and hold on for dear life.

No smooth take off here – it was pedal to the metal. My head thrown back and glued to the seat, till the first corner. Holding onto my seat so tight, I had the feeling of the car rolling over around the first hairpin. But it’s amazing, no matter how tight the turn, or how corrugated the track is, the car is glued to the road.

Speeding up again, hitting speeds that I couldn’t even turn my head to see on the speedo, it’s between the tree’s and through more turns and straights – my internal organs being smooshed up inside. But all I could do was smile. My heart was beating as fast as the car was going, adrenalin pumping through my body. This was everything I expected it to be.

After a few hot laps, it came to an end. But the racing heart and pumping adrenalin didn’t stop for while after. The only problem is once you get back into your car, you want to drive it like a rally car – so best someone else drive home!

Check out all the awesome packages by typing ‘Rally’ in the search function on www.RedBalloon.com.au