Take a break

Half term next week. How did that happen? HOW? Summer finished, like, five minutes ago. I’ve only just got my properly chunky jumpers out (not a euphemism). But despite having to pretend there are no kids in the house when on a work call, it feels like a breather of sorts. No early morning clean school uniform treasure hunts. No forgotten packed lunches/completed slips/pick up times (yes, I was the idiot who went to collect their kids AN HOUR EARLY yesterday, forgetting they had an after school club. I could have cried). Anyway, have fun. And make sure there’s wine in the fridge.

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Current white in the fridge: Puklavec & Friends Sauvignon Blanc/Pinot Grigio

Price: ยฃ6.49 - Buy From Waitrose

Super slinky white from Slovenia, this brings together the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio grapes. And, boy do they get along! There’s a bit of gooseberry, a dash of lemon and a twist of pineapple. Really fresh but not so much it makes you suck your cheeks in, this is one easy going white. No food needed but salty crisps mandatory.

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Current red in the rack: Bolney Estate Rosso Vermouth

Price: ยฃ19.00 - Buy From Bolney Estate

Essential for a negroni, and great with tonic. Just two reasons to make sure you’ve got a bottle of this brilliant bittersweet fortified drink full of herby, fruity flavours in your drinks stash. Unlike your bog-standard, this one’s made from foraged berries from the hedgerows surrounding English vineyard Bolney Estate. And a little goes a long way so it lasts for ages. Worth every penny.

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