There was a time when I knew my wines reasonably well in that I was aware, for example, of the best years for a Barolo that I could afford. To be honest as my wine consumption and the breadth of wines available in the supermarkets has increased my knowledge has decreased. and I rarely get my wine from a specialist wine merchant any more. However I still hanker after (origin Scriptor?) the Barolos I used to drink. Barolo is generally regarded as one of the 'safe' wines from Italy that is consistently good. I have to say that the ones I have bought in the last few years have been a disappointment. Anyway Gaz and I were in Oddbins yesterday and I saw a single bottle of Barolo remaining on the shelf. I always think that a single bottle is a good sign. So Gaz bought it.
We drank it last night. Oh dear. Of course it was acceptable. But not special. Certainly not worth its £22.
But, hey, if that's the greatest disappointment one faces in a day life can't be that bad.
We may be apart but when I look at the sky and remember that we are standing on the same earth, looking at the same moon, somehow you don't seem so far away after all.
Life isn't about dawdling to the grave, arriving safely in an attractive, wrinkle-free body but rather an adventure that ends skidding in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, totally worn out, screaming "Yee-ha. What a ride!!"
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain. (With thanks to shabby girl ofA Travelling Fish)
But what are plans other than more restrictions? (With thanks to Pauline)
Feeling young is fabulous but growing old is a blessing!!! (A comment on this blog by Jaz who used to writeTreacy Travels.)
The trick to pushing 70, GB, is to push back -- hard!!! (A comment by Carol aka Canadian Chickadee who comments but does not blog)
Having lived the majority of my life in the Hebrides where my heart is, I feel I can now call myself a Hebridean. For nine years I lived half my life in New Zealand: a country I love. It was an honour being a part time Kiwi.
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