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... but successful and though not all of us sing the same lines or know the same tune it was just like home. A little hot tea before bed, hot showers to clean the ocean from my hair and I'm going to bed feeling content. Blessed and grateful for this opportunity. I'm so lucky for all I the experiences that I have had here and all of the experiences that I've had throughout my life that have proved useful here. Pete said that most 20 year olds ...
... escape Tito's dominance) Their wines were excellent, particularly the lightly sparkling Sauvignon Blanc and their Riesling, both of which we bought. We were intrigued by their Gimblett Gravels Merlot, wondering where we had heard the name before...turns out Villa Maria is a very large operation, owning vineyards and wineries all over New Zealand, and we had visited one of their other wineries, Te Awa, in Hawke's Bay a few weeks ...
... which are hand picked. I hitchhiked a ride with one of the truck drivers and landed in the middle of a Sauvignon Blanc vineyard. The vineyard supervisor very kindly allowed me to jump on to a harvester to get a closer look at the action.
The harvesters only have room for one in the cab so I had no choice but to stand on the ladder and cling on! So much fun. The harvesters are huge and complicated vehicles to manoeuvre. A lot of the vineyards are on ...
... area. When I am rich and famous I am going to offer fifty million pounds to Aberdeen to fill in an underused dark hole in the middle of the city and convert it in to an open piazza to draw the crowds like they have in Wellington. Who could possibly object to that?
But first there is work to do. Not for me obviously, but for Dot. I sit in my slippers smoking my pipe and reading my online Sunday Times while Dot gets on with the ironing. Occasionally she ...
... I did his street cred enough
damage by the photos that I posted on Facebook featuring his new headgear. The
rest of us were great spectators and hurlers on the ditch.
Today is a badly needed day of rest for all,
so I have time to update the blog. An AFD – alcohol free day – was also badly
required as we gear up to celebrate Tony’s 60th birthday on Jan 6th.
Now that will be some party. We ...
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