I’m going to start this post with a picture taken by Mr Love because I’ve been struggling to find words for a trip that was so far removed from words and urban living:
Yes, that’s night time. Yes, that’s snowy peaks in the background. Yes, the water is that still…
It all started when Sedgwicks invited Mr Love and I (as well as a team of other creatives) away for a night at Langdam Farm in Montague. We all met in Salt River, hopped into a small bus and made our way out of the city. My friends from the home cooked food service, The Flying Pan, Bridget and Matt, were with us as they had been set the challenge to cook delicious meals using Sedgwicks (no longer allowed to be called sherry due to location laws like champagne (France)). We made our way out on the N1, watching the mountains and the fields change colours as we drove:
As soon as we have 5 minutes to wonder around (without appearing rude) we rushed off to see the pig pen! Pigs are so funny because they were really greedy and inquisitive. They kept standing on their own food then eating it! They were also scary because they have human eyes, which was weird, and I was worried that they’d bite me! Their teeth are pretty gnarly! But there was a baby pig which was TOO adorable!
We were assigned our rooms and settled in for an afternoon of pure relaxation bliss. I love being on farms as nature all around is really relaxing. Bridget, Matt, Mr Love and I stayed in the Almond Suite Cottage together, next door to the farmer’s house.
Outside our window I was shocked to see two emus! EMUS! I liked them 🙂
We decided to go for a little stroll in the orchards as it was so pretty and the air was so fresh and clean. You can image how pretty they must be in the spring time will all the blossoms.
Matt then presented a beautiful lunch for us to tuck into, charcuterie picnic style – my favourite! He included a Sedgwicks Old Brown chickpea and chorizo salad, cheeses, meats, breads, liver pate, bread, olives and Sedgwick pickled pears which were just DIVINE with the mature cheddar. YUM!
I then retired for a little snooze (do you blame me?!) and emerged in time for early evening and the sunset.
Bring on the Sedgwicks…(isn’t there a part of you that just wishes I fall in? HAHA I do!)
During this time they lit the fire and the #ShareTheWarmth kicked off with some Sedgwicks Old Brown, the perfect sunset warmer…
As we sipped on Sedgwicks we watched the sun go down across the dam. It grew more and more pretty as the colours changed across the valley:
It’s Not a Road Trip Without Jelly Snakes – Part 2, coming shortly…