MrC and I have been away for a Friday night-Monday afternoon looong weekend. Our first break in over a year. Our first more-than-one-day-off-in-a-row in 18 months. It was FANTASTIC!!
We stayed in a straw bale house, and I am now adding this style of architecture and construction to my homelust list.
Living room - get a load of those curvy, organic walls.
The entrance to each bedroom was through the curved space, so cool.
VERY comfortable bed.
Instant flames. I missed the process of lighting and maintaining a real fire, but this was a lot less effort.
This bath was so comfortable, I spent a significant percentage of the weekend in it with my Kindle reading historic romances by Loretta Chase. Guiltless pleasures.
As well as lounging around reading and soaking and enjoying the fire, we went winery-ing. I love winery-ing - visiting micro wineries and talking to the wine makers who are so passionate about their wares. I love hanging out with anyone who is passionate about what they make, and when what they make tastes delicious, it's even better.
Naturally, we discussed our business a lot, and came up with a new initiative that may (or may not) come to life in the next couple of months. With everything else to do it is a big commitment, but like most things in life, it is a natural progression.
Martinborough, where we went, is a small township laid out like the Union Jack, with a huge square in the centre. It used to be dairy country, but about 30 years ago, people started planting grapes and now it is famous for its wineries, and subsequently, for gorgeous shops, cafes and events. It manages to cater to great hoards of incoming weekenders while still feeling very much like a cohesive community, and that is what draws us back over and again.
And so, I am back to reality, shaping my next post about fitting, and looking into the logistics of our new idea. I have summoned a focus group, have already started testing samples with members of the top demographic and feel reenergised!!
Watch out! xo