A review of 50 first experiences

First 23 – tried oak leaf wine

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Wine made from autumn leaves savoured at a New Year’s dinner with Gillian and Mark. Though I might not have known if I hadn’t been told (or seen the label) – holding the taste in my mouth, this evoked layers of oak leaves and the rustle and crunch of feet walking through them. Delicious, apple and pear flavours, I seem to remember.

Marks: 10/10 for flavour, evocativeness (is that right?) of autumn, company (actually, it was the company that really made it special), and it being the first day of the New Year.

Fruits of the forest

Fruits of the forest


Author: sarahnow50

I turned 50 in June and have decided to write about some of the new experiences that happen to me over the next 12 months, not in a show-off way, but to remind myself (and any others that access this) that new experiences happen in all shapes and sizes. I suppose I'm looking at ways to remind myself of the positives. I'm also hoping this will spark off taking steps in a few different directions - what, I don't yet know.

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