Lots of odds and ends to worry about today.  We are bottling our wine on Wednesday but the labels have to arrive from Christchurch and the caps haven’t made it here yet either.  An impending fiasco??  And then we need to get a bottle or two to the International Aromatic Wine competition (held in Christchurch in November) before entries close, Aaron needs to get a liquor licence sorted so we are allowed to sell the stuff and we have to sort out how to fill in our first GST return before IRD come a knocking. 

But most of all today’s worry was about having to wave off our daughter on her first ever school holiday camp to Kiwi Ranch in the Queen Charlotte Sound.  She is almost eleven but I can’t help worrying about whether she will be OK.   She has been on school camps before but Aaron went with her on one and the other was only a couple of nights.  Whatsmore we knew the teachers who would be supervising.  This time feels totally different.  She will be away all week, with people we don’t know and without a cell phone to call us.  My mind went onto all sorts of unhelpful tangents from paedophiles to flooding canyons.  Then I recalled that the year Tahlia was born a friend of my sister’s, Ben Smart tragically vanished in these Sounds with Olivia Hope.  Their parents must ache with the wish that they could’ve been there to protect them.  But there was nothing they could have done, you have to let your kids grow up. 

As you can see from this picture, Tahlia is thrilled to be going.  The camp has loads of fun activities from horse riding to flying foxes and water slides.  She has several good friends going with her, many who have been before, had a fantastic time and can’t wait to go again.  I have checked with lots of other parents who all endorsed it whole heartedly.  And I know Tahlia is sensible and well aware of risks.  So why did I still have teary eyes to wave her off?  Because even if its only a week – I’m going to miss her!


Aaron watches boat go

Aaron watches boat go


7 Responses to “Worry”

  1. October 6, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    I had to do my first GST return last month, so I feel your pain. I did it online in the end, and actually found the little hints / prompts really helpful as the ridiculously stupid form doesn’t explain anything!
    Good luck – it wasn’t too painful in the end, especially given they sent me a refund cheque soon after.

  2. 2 fiascowines
    October 6, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    I know – it’s the one bonus of spending more than you earn, oh that and fly buys 🙂

  3. 3 Hainesy
    October 7, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Hey Triff

    Hope everything comes together for you guys this week. I’m sending you loads of positve energy across the Tasman Sea. Aaron’s face looks truly pained in that photo, made my heart sink :(. Tahlia will be home soon and all the better for the experience I’m sure. Just know she will be missing you, too. When you refer to ‘caps’, does that suggest Fiasco bottles will be sealed with ‘screwcaps’? Is the romance of a popping cork fast becoming a rarity in the modern winemaking world?

    Happy Tuesday!
    H x

  4. October 7, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Yep – nothing romantic about the taste of corked wine! No romance, just screwing 🙂

  5. October 7, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    ‘no romance, just screwing’. Fantastic! You should put that on the label!!

  6. October 7, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    No sure what’s going on today – I’ve really lowered the tone of this blog with all the talk of screwing and wank free wine. 😉

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