Sorry for the delay in blogging, and I know it is 8 days since I reported in.
Life has been a bit full just recently, well no, not just recently, but for ages now. But progress is being made and this “balance” that I am seeking is coming!!
Now for a report on last weekend’s activities. I arrived on Friday evening, after the main group had gone out to eat, and this is how the table in the rooms was set up. Looks as though a party was going to happen! This was a very well prepared weekend, and the wedding party did a lot of work. It was a lot of fun, with some games and competitions. Even a video of the groom on the TV answering questions about his soon-to-be bride. I am impressed about how well they know each other. The theme for the weekend was black and bling, and you will see that everyone dressed accordingly. The black bags on the table contained all you might need for a day touring the wineries, for example, some panadol, a bandaid, bottle of water, a glass and some lollies etc. The glasses were even printed with the occasion and the date!
Saturday morning, this “vehicle” arrived at the door to pick us up for a day out touring the wineries of the Barossa Valley. This is the bride posing, and then the “paparazzi” taking photos.
The bride and her attendants.
And then a photo of the rest of us, all set for a day out.
A toast to the day on the way. It is a different experience to travel in a stretch limo, and watch the people on the street stare as we drove by! ( in case you are wondering, I declined the offer of what was in the flask!)
First stop was at Rockford Barossa, and I loved the old stone buildings and walls at this place.
Next stop was for lunch at Artisans of Barossa. Lunch was amazing, and was lots of different platters to taste some of each. They just kept coming, and then there was dessert too.
The scenery through the windows was lovely, and the weather was just perfect.
Next stop was at Penfolds winery in Nuriootpa. Here is the bride with both her mothers.
Penfolds was only a couple of streets from where these 2 little guys live, so they came for a visit to see the limo, and scored a can of drink each, before waving to us as we drove off to the next place.
The next and last stop was at Seppeltsfield. The scenery here looks as though we could be in another country. It was a gorgeous day to sit under the trees and drink coffee, while some were doing the tasting thing.
And another photo of the wedding party, before they went out for the evening and all the “fun” that went with that. I have to say I declined that part of the day and had a quiet evening. I did see some photos of their evening, and am not sorry I did not go!
Next morning it was pack up time, and I delivered 2 very “tired” ladies to the airport for their flight back to Melbourne and headed for home. I called into see my parents on the way home and had a lovely visit with them. I have been “up the highway” 4 times in 3 weeks, and need some time at home to catch up.
It was heads down on Monday morning, and all week, and I will blog about all that in further posts.
Blessings, From Jude