We’re spending the day with Davey and Carla, checking out the vineyards around Matakana and Warkworth. It’s lovely – gorgeous sunshine, nice people and (I’m told) delicious wine. And fortunately for the others, I’m the sober driver. Given that I have barely had alcohol at all this year, I don’t mind not drinking, but it was challenging when we were at a vineyard with a fabulous tasting platter and I had to avoid the salamis, cheeses and hummus, and could only have bread, olives and olive oil. Luckily, this stuff was yummy!
It’s hard to be with Davey and Carla and not tell them our news, but we really want to keep it quiet for now. Also difficult: we’re due to go to their wedding in the third weekend of January, and by my calculations I’m likely to be very close to full term – maybe a week or two away. First babies are always late, right?