Apologies for the lack of posts lately… life has been a little hectic. Driving crazy amounts for work the last few weeks, the start of a new job this week and too many dance practices and late night run throughs leading up to the awesome Conference that happened this past weekend…
And then, with all the running and summer weather, the boys have been opting for the carbo-loading beer instead of wine as their drink of choice recently. Coupled with the Craft Beer trend, I have found myself enjoying the odd pint of locally crafted golden liquid too. So, not too many wine notes, but we do still live and work in the winelands, so there will definitely be more to come.
Also, this week we leave for Europe, flying in to Barcelona and then heading to Perpignan. There will be loads of shopping in Barcelona, a bit of Gaudi in between, together with delicious tapas and sangria… nom nom nom.
Perpignan is where we will be most of the trip. It is situated in the Languedoc-Rousillon wine region of France. Although not as well known as the Bordeaux and Rhone regions, it is apparently one of the biggest wine producing regions in the world – not the best, but the biggest, with the quality of wines rapidly improving. Can’t wait for the wine, cheese, baguettes, croissants, macarons and more lovely French things. And of course watching the Catalan Rugby Team of Perpignan as they head towards the end of the Top 14 tournament (we’re there for two home games, bring on the French gees!).
I’ll definitely bring back some photos and wine notes from over there and hopefully a fancy bottle or two for the wine rack.
Hope you have an absolutely superb Easter weekend next week… remembering all the reasons we celebrate it, enjoying the extra long weekend and cherishing all the family time together! Don’t forget an egg hunt. Love it!
à bientôt / ¡hasta luego P.S. Autumn has definitely arrived and all the trees and vines are turning beautiful red, orange and yellow colours. Make sure you head out to the winelands to see the change of seasons… and before everything turns brown! Wikipedia