The weekend started with Wine Club, Wine Club has now been going on for 4 years and we are all so proud of us for keeping it alive. Wine Club came about one night at dinner at a. It had been a few years since high school finished and we were sitting there eating and drinking and basking in each others company when one of us said, ‘Why are we not doing this more often?’ We came to the conclusion that everyone was busy with different lives. Our jobs and our partners were dragging us in other directions and we had new friends because of this and spent time with them, resulting in less time hanging out with each other. One of us then had a great idea, why don’t we create something where we have to meet once a month? We threw ideas around the table, How about book club? What about craft club? Dinner club? They were all clubs none of us wanted to be apart of. Then we thought, hang on a minute, we all love wine, why not Wine Club?! And low and behold, we have managed to met up each month for the last 4 years. On Friday we were reminiscing about how much has happened between us all in those 4 years, break ups, engagements, marriages, babies, career changes, property purchases, travels, new friends. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we can keep this tradition alive till the very end of time, cheers to that promise.
Toby was shipped to my sister’s apartment on Friday night as I was at Wine Club and Andrew had a boys night. I always feel bad leaving Toby at home on his own on a day where both Andrew and I have been working all day. Toby gets so excited to see us when we come home from work, only to then leave again for the night. Thankfully Dani and Darren love his company and are more than happy for a sleepover, so they say 😉
Toby and I spent Saturday together getting last minute Neckerchief orders in the mail, cafe trips, park trips, McDonald trips and a movie night. While Sunday was spent saying, ‘see you next year’ to our families. I can’t believe this is our last weekend with our fur son. We are going to miss him like crazy, but we are also excited about the adventure we are about to embark on and we are SUPER excited to get back home and have a massive cuddle session with the Wigglebottom. I hope you had a great weekend and I hope the rest of your weekends this year are pretty awesome too.
^ How Wine Club works is, each month someone different hosts it and decided on a region of wine to taste. We all bring a bottle from that region, cover it in aluminum foil (so no one knows what kind of wine it is) and then we blind test each one. We all have a sheet of paper with the headings smell, taste, after taste and overall score. After each glass, we critic the wine (we do well with the first wine and then after that we just score it!) and once the last wine has been tasted and rated, we add up the scores and revile the winning wine. The person who brings the winning wine gets a pat on the back!
^ Toby and I decided to go out and have a second breakfast, coffee and mushroom burgers. While we were there we bumped into Toby’s Daycare lady, Jane and her fur daughter Spice. We had a bit of a chat and I found out that Jane shares her coffee froth each Wednesday with Toby when he is with her for daycare.
^ You can order this neckercheif here.
^ Sunday morning was spent running around getting last minute things for Africa. We made a quick stop at the bookstore to see what the Lonely Planet has to say about Ghana (we probably should have done it earlier!) and it was all fantastic news, getting super excited now!!
^ “Wow, that dessert is pretty large, I’m sure that’s meant for me too!”