Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Picnic at an English Vineyard

We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.
Ernest Hemingway (A Moveable Feast)

One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness: for the crops carried in from the fields and the grapes from the vineyard.
J. Robert Moskin quotes

I wrote a longer description of our day but unfortunately when I previewed the blip, it was lost in cyber space.

I don't really have the heart to recreate it. I suppose this will teach me to save all of my words from now on...

So I will just say that this was taken at Sedlescombe Organic Vineyards in East Sussex. From Lewes we purchased cheese, pate, olives, a baguette and lemon drizzle cake. At the vineyard we bought a lovely cold bottle of Bodiam Harvest. It truly was a 'moveable feast'.

Other than the vineyard owners, we were the only ones there. For a moment in time we were enveloped by sunshine and birdsong and a quiet happiness.

It was a lovely, lazy, romantic interlude...

Uploaded by robinintheuk on 15 Jun 10, 1.30AM BST.

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