So African wine…..I’m still not 100% sure I like it. There was about 4-5 different selections of red wine and 1 sparkling wine.
Motozo and I love sparkling, so we started the evening off with a glass of that. It was lovely. Sparkling wine/Champagne never fails!
The buffet had only 1(!) thing I could eat. Edamame. And the rest of the menu was meat, fish, and risoto with of course bacon. A kind waiter took pity on me and gave me a veggie pasta on the house. Very nice of him, even though I felt I kind of deserved it since it was quite expensive just to attend this wine tasting event.
Anyway, back to the wine. I’m not huge on red wine. I’m very very picky about it and it needs to be quite fruity, but not too sweet or too dry. My first glass of red (sorry, I don’t remember the name of it) was a little disappointing and I hardly managed to finish half the glass. I stuck with the sparkling for the rest of the evening haha….so much for wine tasting. Motozo enjoyed the red wines more then me, but he still prefers white wine.
This was good for Motozo and I, because we’ve been wondering where we should go in France for the wine tasting. I think we both are veering much more to visiting Champagne then the other red wine areas. We have to decide where to go pretty soon so we can plan our trip so if anyone has any advice on which part of France is best for wine tasting let me know!
On Sat I took a 3 hour yoga workshop. It was so hot and very hard to not slip on the yoga mat due to me sweating profusely. I must say……I was quite irritated by the heat and didn’t feel as refreshed from a yoga class as I usually do. This is the very reason I find Hot Yoga just unbearable. They say sweating is a sign of good health. The more fit you are, the better circulation you have. Good circulation means the body is able to cool itself down more efficiently by sweating. But sweat for me is just troublesome. If you’re one of those people that don’t sweat very much….consider yourself lucky. And if you are one of those people who sweat…I know how you feel!
After yoga Motozo and I met up with friends at a bar to watch the Japan VS Holland soccer game. I don’t have much to say about the game….
For one, I’m not a huge fan of soccer. But I was hoping Japan would win and of course it ended up being both depressing and a boring game with there being only 1 point made by Holland. BOOO!
Tell me…how did soccer become so popular? Kill me if you like, but *YAWN* that’s how I feel about it. But it was great fun shouting NIPPON (clap clap clap) to the irritation of the 2 Holland fans in the bar.
Sunday, we went to nice house party to celebrate Oxfam Trailwalker. We threw ourselves a belated congratulatory party which kind Mary hosted at her house. We had burrito’s and I made my vegan brownies for dessert. Everyone was full from the burrito’s so my brownies didn’t exactly disappear how I imagined them too.. haha. Perhaps it was actually due to my lazy cooking style…I didn’t care to make them look all perfectly square like brownies should….but hell, they tasted good! And I feel damn proud of myself for baking on a Sunday morning! Mental note: Work on presentation a bit more next time.
We each retold our best and worst time in our 100k trailwalk and Peter presented us with our finishers certificate and framed photo of our finish for the 4 of us. So kind of him! A photo somehow seems more special when it’s framed.
We talked about doing it again for sure next year. But I still have my heart set on doing it in a different country next time…..we’ll see, we’ll see.