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Red wine knights and bread crumbs sprinkled

Today I went on a tour of Tamburlaine wines in the Hunter Valley.

I have ended up here by complete chance. The trip was won by someone who then could not go so they graciously gave the holiday to myself.

The tour was part of the deal and we were meant to go yesterday but, me being me, I was running late. And we missed the tour.

We still made the most of the day. Going to a local market and hanging out in good a/c lol it is the important things…

But this morning at breaky, the owner of this cute cabin place we are staying at approached us to ask our opinion of the tour. Long/short – we were at the winery by 9.30am.

The gorgeously nerdy and excited, bearded guide took us around the vines… it was a truly lovely day.

It rained.

The grapes were ripe, juicy.

Black and blue and purple

The faintest scent of yeast and sugar and petrichor in the air.

Wine on thirsty lips.

Swirling burgundy love

Cab sav



Whites of lemons and honeys and sunshine

Liquid gold, sticky warmth

I feel in love today

For surely love is like wine

Warming the belly

Clouding clarifying

Punch drunk

Growing from the ground up

As I said, I was there by chance. My Saint George around my throat. And as we walked under the vines, through the gates, their emblem rode strong upon his steed.

A knight. Shining.

Bread crumbs left so you know you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Bread crumbs so you can find your way home.



PS totes knicked the photo from Tamburlaine’s blog… didn’t think they’d mind. Thanks guys ๐Ÿ˜‰


41 thoughts on “Red wine knights and bread crumbs sprinkled”

  1. This was a dreamy post! I hope you’re in love everyday! ๐Ÿ˜˜

    I love petrichor! I never tire of it! The rain just changes everything and you want to taste it!

    Lovely… blue… black… purple… colors that can have a negative connotation. You know… when they come from “monsters”.

    isn’t it lovely how the universe can turn things around and those colors… in their sweet and dark intensity… are beautifully converted and quite delicious!

    Hugs lovely! I felt you smilin! Made me smile… felt happy that you had a lovely time.๐Ÿ˜˜

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    1. Every day I fall in and out of love, dearest. I fall in love with the skyline as it brightens and the bird’s morning song and the warm tea in between my palms and my boy’s laughter and the breeze on my skin… I am a slut for life…

      It is one of those things, isn’t it? I never tire of it either and I do not trust those of cannot smell the rain…

      You read my mind love… bruised fruit can become something wonderful… it’s life is not over. It’s life is only just beginning.

      The universe gives me new pathways and I take them.

      One day at a time. One love at a time.

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      1. I agree with everything you said!!! This is why I am quite taken by you! I’m so glad you’re around! Jove hanging out here.๐Ÿ˜˜

        Hmmm… I will use the words “voracious appetite”… in place of “slut”. ๐Ÿ˜‰ No negative connotations should remain in your every day! Just positive ones! ๐Ÿ˜˜

        Hugs my sweet LemonCustard! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  2. I went with you on your dreamy journey. Sounds beautiful, and I’m so excited and chuffed that you’ve been happy lately!
    When I used to drink more, Lindeman’s Bin 50 Shiraz was my favorite wine. It’s from Australia.

    Your happiness is infectious! I love it! If I hadn’t already been smitten with happiness for other reasons…
    This post made me smile, but not as much as your loving and happy self!

    Hugs! ๐Ÿ˜šโค

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    1. I’m glad I could take you along with me! It was really nice. Now the car is packed and we are gonna leave soon.
      Aussie wine is pretty amazing…
      I’m glad I have infected you with my happiness bug… symptoms include smiling for no apparent reason and not crying while eating ice cream in bed.

      Kisses ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

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  3. Breadcrumbs trail lead me to home straight. Though the link on top of page isn’t working. This was a very dreamy reading and it rained here though no petrichor. Have a beautiful whatever Amberley ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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