Credit where it’s due…

This morning I waltzed into the barrel hall at work ( I would have foxtrotted, but the floor was wet), full of childlike excitement to check on my wine and … Want to read a little bit more?


So, I’m making wine…

Vintage is upon us and everywhere around these parts, there is activity. Harvesters munching their way through the vines, trucks speeding along the highway to get the fruit to where … Want to read a little bit more?


Vintage is coming…

… well, I say vintage is coming, but for a lot of people down here in NZ, it has already arrived – people up in the North Island have been … Want to read a little bit more?


New Zealand: Three months in

As you may have gathered from the tumbleweed that has been drifting through this blog recently, I’ve been pretty busy and – also – still trying to work out how … Want to read a little bit more?


If a tree falls in the forest… blogging about blogging

Hello there… it’s been a while. Fifteen days to be precise. Actually that’s not that long, but it feels like far longer – the guilt gets to me y’see. I … Want to read a little bit more?


2013, resolved. 2014, resolutions?

So, it’s so very nearly the end of 2013 and, goodness me,  what a year it’s been! It has been tumultuous, stressful, amazing, hopeful, joyous, heartbreaking and life changing – … Want to read a little bit more?


New Zealand Life – falling over, lemons and the kindness of strangers

It’s a surprisingly balmy night this evening. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. Those are two consecutive sentences I didn’t foresee writing. As it happens, due to lack of internet in my … Want to read a little bit more?


Three weeks in Marlborough – the crash course continues

So, it has been three weeks since I left the UK, left my family, left my friends and left my high heels behind… And, while my Achilles tendons are gradually … Want to read a little bit more?


New Zealand Life week one – up with the larks

So, here I am  at the end of my first week in this brave new world of New Zealand… I can’t really believe that I’ve been here a week actually, … Want to read a little bit more?

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First hours…

So, here I am… I am currently sitting in a little cottage, surrounded by vines, just outside Renwick in Marlborough. I’ll be honest with you, I’d like to say it’s … Want to read a little bit more?