Springing into summer

It’s mid November and we are having 30 degree days already – it seems that spring has quickly been bypassed by summer and you can almost see the vines growing.  We have a bit of bud rubbing to do but otherwise things are fairly quiet on the home front.  The vineyard looks stunning because after all the rain this winter everything is so green and yet basked in sunlight.  The new fruit looks full of promise.  And the grapes aren’t the only things growing – Archie is now running around (16 months), Finn has just turned nine and Tahlia is about to become a teenager – arggghhhh!!


4 Responses to “Springing into summer”

  1. 1 julie hale
    May 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Kia ora

    Since last meeting you – back in Jan 2010 I’ve been intending visiting your site – and finally today, while talking to Rose on the phone, I found the website. I doubt she has seen it. As you know – and we discussed, perfect name; I can still remember it.
    I’ve read thru some of you 2010 ramblings [is that what you call them?]
    Love the way you write. how cool that these – almost diary notes can be captured – and hopefully stored forever for you and others to read.
    Wt having lost my mother so young, wt very little of her character, history, records etc I really value such snapshots of memories and musings. On the downsite, one can get a little caught up in looking backwards instead of ‘carpe dieum’ or planning around the future.
    Anyway, just a note to say Hi – sorry to read that the site is ‘under construction’ – tho not surprising, given the arrival of is it ‘Lexie’. Wongratualations. What a perfect gender balance. Oh and I imagine the impact of the economic downturn on your wine. hopefully, not too severe.

    All the best with everything. Take Care
    Julie – from next door!!)(ha Ha)

  2. 2 Jacinda
    May 22, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Hey Julie – fantastic to hear from you! Glad you can still remember the Fiasco name. And yep they are just ramblings. I know what you mean when you say about your mum, we have often found it interesting looking back to the year prior already and imagine what a laugh the kids will get if one day as adults they look back on this blog..assuming the blog survives the massive technology changes that will no doubt occur before then. I must get back to posting, shameful that this is the most current and now its almost winter, but hey like you say, sometimes you have to put your energies into the present and its been all go with vintage and Lexi’s arrival. We have survived the recession but it does mean selling more of our wine as bulk to the larger labels who have better channels for selling it, but we still bottle some up as Fiasco for our existing customers. Hope this finds you all well and that you’re able to pop back over from ‘next door’ soon! With love, Jacinda & family

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  4. 4 Jane Carter
    October 16, 2014 at 8:39 am

    As a wine enthusiast, my travels have taken me to a wide variety of vineyards and wine areas of France and Italy, and of course to the wonderful gardens of the wineries and surrounding places. Such spectacular fountains, planters and statuary! Citrus and olive trees in beautiful planters, stone statuary in the midst of bubbling fountains, elaborate terra cotta creations…. Imagine my pleasure, then, when I walked into Authentic Provence in West Palm Beach, Florida. In a beautiful environment of running water and good smells, the owners have sourced one of the finest collections of European garden antiques that I have seen in the USA: statues, fountains, planters (note especially the classic Caisse de Versailles, and Anduze pottery), terra cotta shields, stone animals, copper pots, garden spouts, etc. They also have beautiful stone fireplaces, re-purposed tiles, and many other specialty items. They are available online at http://authenticprovence.com, and can arrange shipping anywhere in the US. Well worth a visit!

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