Ravishing in Red

Birthday wine…

Hmmmm…The bliss a good bottle of red wine brings…

I love a good Pinotage. Since moving to NZ we haven’t had much. They stock a few good bottles, but nothing great like back home.

It has been a while since we have had any however. Hubby gave me a bottle of Chocoholic Pinotage for my birthday (amongst other spoils 😊). By no means the best, but it was still just amazing.

From the distinct smell that excites every bit of my being, to the woody full bodied flavour covering every inch of my palette. Every mouthful a sensational celebration of yummyness.

There is just nothing like an amazing bottle of wine. It ignites every sensory point in your body and makes you feel alive. Enticingly seductive, and something I would volunteer to be victim to. Hmmm, yum

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Aunt to be 😊

My baby sister is anxiously awaiting her first born. Her rainbow baby, a little miracle after a very difficult road of loss and struggle. We are all waiting for the moment.

I couldn’t sleep last night… I am so scared I won’t hear the notification on my phone telling me I am an aunt 😊. I felt like a pile of emotional mushy-ness today, like I needed a hug kind of mushy-ness. That and a ton of cronuts washed down with wine.

Not being there will be heartbreaking, I would give anything to see my sister and hold my niece. Although I will miss it, I am so grateful that the little miracle she has been waiting for is nearly here. It’s so exciting…counting the days…

#almostanaunt

Butterflies…

What a December! Soul food…that’s what it was. Three weeks to relax and reset and with the bonus of my mom and dad visiting. It was exactly what I needed.

It was an amazing Christmas. I realised just how much I missed my family but also how much I appreciate my children and the adults they are becoming.

I told hubbie that this is going to be a good year. I feel ready for change… the thing I feared most for the last 3 years. I need it and if it doesn’t find me, I will go look to find it. There are so many exciting opportunities and I feel surrounded by people receiving these. This year I can’t just sit back and miss out. I can’t do the same thing and expect a different outcome.

My list of ‘keeps’ has been written, I have already begun to discard things that are just clutter and hold no importance. It’s amazing how less is actually just SO much MORE.

I am so grateful for my beautiful children, love love my amazing husband and adore my Lily pups. I have people I can call friends and people that inspire me. It is going to be a good year 😊