I have an addiction. It’s one I can’t shake. I am truly and utterly obsessed.
To be honest with you, at times I feel like I live in my only little wine soaked world. I’m thinking, speaking, reading, writing and of course drinking wine as much as I can. And I love every single drop! I’m so immersed that even if no one is listening, I’m still away with the wine fairies.
After writing my Why Do I Blog post and seeing how much you guys enjoyed popping into my world for a glass of vino or two, well I wanted to share more of the behind the scenes life of this wine blogger with you.
I love taking photos, even though my only camera strategy is ‘point, click & hope it comes out’. Therefore I thought why not do a Day in the Life of well me, blog post.
I choose to do this on a Saturday as during the week I work as an Online Marketing Account Manager so my days are fairly routine. All the good stuff goes down on the weekend and seeing as this particular Saturday I had no plans, I thought it’d be fun to share what I got up to via iPhone pics & a few words.
Welcome to the world of this wine blogger…
A Day in the Life of the Travelling Corkscrew
7am: For me sleeping in is not really about the sleeping because as soon as I wake up I grab the iPad and jump on the TC social media networks, start drafting up blog posts and catch up with reading all my favourite blogs. I always wake up full of blogging inspiration, I have no idea why as I don’t tend to dream about anything! Therefore my type of sleep in, is simply just staying in bed with the iPad for a good few hours, total bliss! And since adopting ‘the interns’ Fizzy & Crackle from the RSPCA I now have these two joining me.
9am: By this time I’ve decided to brave the morning chill and torture my body on the treadmill so I can eat & drink the day away guilt free. Shhhh… Maybe the calories I worked off vs. what’s consumed don’t match up but at least I’m making an effort to balance it out. As I run, listening to my favourite New Zealand radio station, Flava, a good idea or two pops into my head for possible posts, so shakily I try to jot these down in the notes on my phone.
11am: I’m off to the post office to send out Wine Glass Writer pens for the competition I ran on my Facebook page last week and grab a lotto ticket. I’d really like to take a trip back to Tuscany next week! Since I’m out and about, I decide to pop into my favourite bottle shop, Chateau Guildford, to see what new wines they have in. I end up picking up a Macabeo-Sauvignon Blanc blend and a Tempranillo. I must be in a Spanish mood!
1pm: Lunch time! And I’m trying out a new recipe with wine for the blog Champagne Pancakes! It’s one of the best recipes I’ve tried to date! Whilst chowing down on these delights with a glass of leftover Champagne of course I’m catching up with family in New Zealand on Skype as well as my lovely Mr. Spittoon who is currently away for work (he is immediately jealous of my feast and has requested I make these pancakes for him asap when he gets home!).
3pm: Mr. Spittoon and I have just purchased land and are about to build in the Swan Valley. So I decide to swing past our piece of dirt and hey, may aswell stop for a wine tasting too! I’ve been wanting to stop in to try the Coward & Black 2013 Chardy for a while. As you know, I am in a deep relationship with Chardonnay! I tasted and ran as the crowds at Providore were not pleasant. I think there were a few bus tours there and since it was the end of the day, they were well on their way. That’s the beauty of living only 5 minutes from the Swan Valley, I can pop back anytime!
6pm: It’s a quiet night in which involves a salad, the leftover Champagne, movies and fixing up broken pages on the blog! I’m addicted to poached eggs, I loved them before but after learning to make no fail perfectly poached eggs via Curtis Stone, I just love to show off my new talent whenever I can!
And that’s a typical day in the life of me folks! Okay so I missed plenty out, but you don’t really want to read about me doing the washing or cleaning out the kitty litter tray now do you 🙂
I am so passionate about the world of wine that I try to involve it in my day as much as possible, I’m pretty sure it’s a world that I’m never going to get bored with!
Casey (aka the wine blogger behind the Travelling Corkscrew)