I love this time of year as there is so much with Halloween and Guy Fawkes just passing, and Christmas and New Year just around the corner. A lot of wine to be drank that’s for sure. My daughter is just under two now and will be old enough to enjoy the festivities this time, so that must be the reason why I am extra excited this year.
On another note, some of you won’t know this, but James and I now live in Manchester. We moved out of our London flat and into a house, a place we could finally call home. We have more time together now, no more overtime or packed tube delays on the way home and the people are very friendly up north. We’re very happy and settled here away from the hustle and bustle in London. I now shop at the Farmer’s Market instead of Waitrose and make eye contact with strangers on my street, even wave to them sometimes (something Londoner’s just don’t do).
This year I have truly realised that it is the little things that make you happy. I bring little things home all the time to pep me up and it can be anything from bright florals to scented candles on the mantel to a glass of red wine by the fire.
Nothing beats the feeling of coming home and opening a fresh bottle of wine. It’s like Christmas in a bottle during this time of the year and brings warmth into coming home. Since 1933, four generations of the Gallo family have created affordable, quality wines to be enjoyed during everyday wine moments. Gallo Family Vineyards offer a wide range of wines with flavours that pair nicely with all types of food. We both like our Gallo Merlot with a medium-rare steak which is what we’re having tonight.
We are about to toast to our future. To more box sets. To more chocolate. To more time at home and to more wine at home.
Disclaimer: In collaboration with the Gallo Family Vineyards