My Trip.

Fate really has its twists and turns. Guess no one really knows what is coming through that door. Going on this trip cleared a huge part of something I couldn’t let go for the longest. Am glad it did.

R’s apartment is tastefully decorated. She’s actually quite good with colors and she’s a planner. Maybe not a structured and organized one but she knows what she’s doing. Thankful for her invitation and generosity. I’d saved a week of lodging. All I’d purchased was an open ticket. Been 2 years? since the last.

Carlton is a nice suburb and Milk the Cow cheese bar is at Lygon Street.

Wine and Cheese Tasting:

Day tour to Yarra Valley. The guide brought us to Coldstream Hills, Rochford, Domaine Chandon, an Australia’s subsidiary of Moet et Chandon, Yering Station and De Bortoli. The winery is famous for Black Noble and Noble One Botrytis Semillon.

Moment of Eureka:
Botrytis is a fungus that grow on the skin of the grapes.
Semillon is a type of grape used to make dry and sweet wine.

Sampled a variety of pinot noir, chardonnay, riesling, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and sparkling wine. My type of sampling is 2 sips. R’s type of sampling is 1/4 glass per label.

As for cheese and chocolates, they were so good I’d finished half a platter.

Strawberries Picking:

R wanted to be a farmer when she was probably 8 years old and I wanted to be an archaeologist / ice cream street vendor. We laughed at our childhood dreams.

The strawberries season had just started and we had a great day out to Silvan. Picked and ate as we wandered around and checked out with a lot more.

Had a good break.

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