Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Day itself

I said in my last post, that my due date itself wasn't so bad.  In fact, it was a good day because of some careful planning, my dear husband and some brilliant and talented winemakers! 

DH is in the wine industry and on our due date he had been invited to a bbq by one of his winemaker customers.  It was the perfect thing for us, on this difficult day, to be together and look forward to a social event.

I re-arranged my working hours and spent the day with him.  We travelled to the wine region and he spent the morning visiting customers while I tagged along.  By another amazing coincidence, my parents were holidaying in that region, so we met them for lunch.

I had the best ever gluten free pizza I have ever tasted in my life!!  DH has been wanting to take me there ever since he discovered it on another one of his trips.  It was the perfect choice for this day and it was lovely having lunch with my folks.

Then a couple more visits and we arrived at the bbq.  Oh my goodness!  It was an amazing wine tasting experience.  There were many winemakers there and each of them brought selections of their best red wines.  I have never been to a party where there were so many wine lovers all indulging in the pleasure of red wine.  Just looking around the party at everyone with their wine glasses gave me such a thrill.  What an experience!!

But the best experience was of course, the wine itself.  Of particular note, was a vertical tasting of the best red wine I have ever had.  It was from the winemaker who hosted the party and retails for $120 a bottle!!!  Wow!  A vertical tasting is when you taste different years of the same wine.  There were three years of this particular wine - an 05, 06 and an 09.  It is amazing.  You can really taste the difference in each year.  No two years are ever the same.  Yet all were brilliant!  In talking to him, it was all about the grapes that were used, the weather of the season and other factors.  It was just fascinating!  And I got just a little bit drunk!

It was a fun, relaxing and memorable day.  A perfect antidote for a difficult date.  And to spend the whole day with DH helped enormously.

I am glad the day has passed.  There is a sense of a new beginning, a shift in the grieving.  My time that I should have been pregnant is over and it is a little easier to move on.

Love and Light


  1. I am glad that you could have a nice day on that difficult day.
    I also love red wine.
    kind regards,

  2. OHHHH...and here I am learning more about wine...Never heard about vertical wine tasting before. COOL!!! I'm smiling along with you when I read this post he he...

  3. I have often found that the anticipation of these significant dates is worse than the actual day itself -- glad that was also the case for you! (((hugs)))

  4. Hello Annie. Just stopping by to say hello and to wish you a new year of peace and pleasure. xoxo

  5. dear Annie,
    thinking of you. I hope you are doing OK.
    Lots of love from sLOVEnia,

  6. A belated hello to you as well Anita! I hope your year is going well. xxoo

    Hi Klara. Thank you for dropping in and checking on me. That's very kind of you. It's in a good way that I haven't been around. My life has moved on from one of healing and recovery to one of new beginnings. Things are much better. I do intend to come back to blogging again. I just needed a break from all things baby to get my life onto it's new track. Will catch up with you all soon!.