It might be pissing down with rain now but here's proof that we did have blue skies this summer. Gone in a flash, though. Well, it might have seemed ENDLESS sometime in the middle but we're now less than a week away before they go back to school. And Eldest Boy is off to a new (secondary) school; Middle Boy and Youngest Girl go into Years Three and Two respectively at theirs. We're off to do the obligatory school shoe shop tomorrow morning (if only I had that excuse to spend that much money on a pair of shoes because they are a necessity), followed by one last weekend of late nights and lie-ins. There might be a back to school feeling in the air but happily, we're sun-kissed. Albeit briefly.
|Me & my sister at Camp Bestival. |
Current white in the fridge: Terre Siciliane Bianco, £6.50, M&S
One of my favourite fridge door whites at the moment, it's an unoaked blend of local grapes from Sicily. Basically, an unpretentious sunny white with lots of lemony flavours. And that, at the end of more than six long weeks of summer holidays, is exactly what we need. And besides, my sister and I already drank all the rose (see pic above).
Current red in the rack: De Bortoli Pinot Noir 2013, £8.49 if you buy 2, Majestic
Such a good late summery red, full of squashed red fruit flavours. Juicy, jammy and a really good (inexpensive) way to enjoy the delights of the Pinot Noir grape. Made in Australia's Victoria region, it's silky smooth. Unlike my legs, now that September's almost here.
Chin chin x
Labels: 2013, Australia, Italy, Pinot Noir, red wine, Sicily, white wine