L surprised me with a short holiday in Fiji. Well, not really a surprise – I had known that we were going somewhere, just not where. I had suspected Sydney…
…And the reason wasn’t a surprise either. I asked L to marry me, and she said yes! I am a very proud man. And so, this trip was a short one in celebration, in advance of the wedding itself.
A good friend gifted us cash for a bottle of Champagne to take along with us. L chose a bottle of Ruinart…
Off Topic: Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Brut NV Rheims
Fresh citrus nose, toastiness, fine bubbles and creaminess. Yum.
Otherwise I drank Fiji Premium lager beer. 5.2%. Works with oysters.
One night I had a glass of Broken Shackle Dry White Wine. A blend of perhaps NZ Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Sounds like it should have been terrible, but everything tastes great on holiday on the Western shore of Viti Levu.
I even had a couple of cups of Grog, or Fijian Kava. Happy clappy. It made my lips go numb.
Alas, I was also fed a local strain of Campylobacter, so my time since back in NZ has been somewhat uncomfortable for me, and for those close by…