I’ve had an incredibly busy few weeks and feel like I haven’t blogged for some time. Delighted to have sat the French Wine Scholar exam a couple of weeks ago – it’s the culmination not just of nine or so weeks of study but it also feels like a natural ‘end’ to the six months […]Read More Time to actually uncork the finer things
Last night was the final class of the French Wine Scholar programme – a course I’ve been enjoying since October. Maybe even a bit earlier as I took the work book on my travels around France with the hope that seeing the places in situ would aid my studying – which to a good degree […]Read More A wobble and a straighten up
I woke up this morning and just thought ‘Nah! I have no inclination whatsoever to look at, let alone do anything off my to-do list’. Before I quit my job in June my biggest fear was that I would end up sleeping in and watching daytime tv. Ha – no chance. It’s gone completely the […]Read More Likes and Challenges
I like structure. I get agitated without it. Over the past two weeks I’ve had workmen in creating a brand new shower room for me and I am pleased to say it looks absolutely fabulous, a world apart from what it was before to where it is now. I’m really pleased with it. It was […]Read More I’m Feeling The Rain Again
Last night I headed back into The City to have dinner with an old work friend. I arrived at London Bridge station around 5.30pm and I walked straight into ‘Commuter Hell’. Now of course up until the end of June I was also that Commuter. (Caps C is intentional – I feel they need to […]Read More Who is walking the wrong way?
You know this trip isn’t just my trip right? It’s also Rex’s. I often wonder what it must be like for him and as he’s documented this trip via his Twitter account @Rex_Collie I thought I’d share a taste of the tour from his perspective. Sometime earlier this year… Every day Humum leaves home early […]Read More In Rex’s Eyes
I have itchy feet. Which is a good sign for me. It doesn’t mean I’m bored, it means I’m relaxed and ready for new things without feeling like I ‘should’ be doing something. I leave Tours tomorrow bound for Sancerre on the Far East of the Loire Valley before heading on to the Burgundy part […]Read More Time to move on