Saturday, 9 April 2011

Nice day

We went up to Waipara this morning and with 15 or so others picked grapes for Deborah and Graham Pearson who produce a pinot noir named Lovers Rest. Deborah just this week retired from her job - she was manager of the IT Helpdesk the last few years, but she began as the key-punch operator for the sole mainframe computer in 1974; 37 years for the university!

Picking went from 9am till 11, morning tea till 11.30, then we picked through to 2pm. That was lunch time; grapefruit and tequila ice blocks, lovely breads and dips, then a lunch with salads, roast lamb, and home made individual pies. Plus wine and beer of course. Then we rested, tasted vintages of Lovers Rest, and talked till dessert, which was liquorice ice creams. We were home by 6.30, ready for an early night.

On a totally unrelated topic, I came across this fine piece of musicianship from Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead; a 1992 performance of Bob Dylan's "She Belongs To Me". Lovely music, played by craftsmen. Just because...

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