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First stop of the day was Ponzi's new vineyard at Beaverton - including a tour of their new wine making facilities.
Very impressively designed (by the owner who used to work for Disney as an Imagineer designing their rides) - based on a gravity system that means they use very little electricity and it's all very eco-minded.
We also visited their older Historic Estate (where they started off in 1970) which is just up the road
... which was just a park filled with crackheads, then to the local food carts which is about the only good thing here. After that we went to a pub for a couple of beers and played pool/shuffleboard which was fun. Weather has turned to **** so just organising my next few days in good river...might need to buy some ...
... br> There were three main varieties of paper used in India: Bansaha, made from crushed bamboo; Tatha, from jute; and Tulat, from cotton. It is intriguing to note that cotton was always bleached before it was put to use in paper—maybe via the sun and water—as this was way before bleach as we know it had ...
... the majority of the group had waited for ages in a brasserie for expensive food and we'd eaten so well for cheaps haha. We were buzzing as we got back into the car and carried on towards St. Helens. We soon passed into Washington and Graeme and I saw a little sign as we drove done a lane in the middle of nowhere saying 'free rooster'; I think at one point I almost had him convinced to pick it up on the way back! We all had a little rap session in the car ...
... in India talk about starting a bookstore but the reality is that few do. But among those who have tried is a family that put together one of the most popular bookstores, a chain of three called Crossword, which, according to a blog by Mumbian Askar Patel, has recently begun stocking a lot of Indian fiction. Why just recently? Because Indians have only recently begun to write fiction in numbers. As Askar's job is ...
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