Wino in the Woods
Yep, we did Wine in the Woods yesterday, so this blog comes to you with a large cup of tea and aspirin on the side.
I went in on a press pass, which was an ace way to spend the day – photographing and chatting to people whilst sampling wine. My write up is in the Baltimore Post Examiner – see it here: The Wonderful World of Wine in the Woods
We had our very own Wine in the Woods tour guide – Tom. He showed us how it works, what to do, how not to get totally annhiliated in the first hour and how to make the most of our day. Plus, we got to go in the VIP tent, which meant that when it did rain, we had not a care in the world!
Some people diss Wine in the Woods, but that’s okay – we enjoyed it loads. We almost headed over to the Beer Festival at Clydes too, but were too late to join in the revels there. Wine and beer together tho…… now I’m glad we did not make it, after all!
Totally brillopads – I met Ken Ulman, Executive of Howard County, and his lovely wife, Jaki. Their kids go to the same school Harry is going to next year, so we are totally going to hook up for playdates and BBQS!
Ken is a bit of a king in these parts. He is my age and as County Executive he has made this lovely commitment to the citizens of Howard County: ‘make good government even better’.
At the time he made this statement, Ulman was 32 – the youngest County Executive ever elected in Maryland. Residents responded to his energy and ideas, and in 2010, Ulman was sworn in for a second term. Lucky for Howard County, I say.
His website says: ‘Ulman and his administration continue to follow through on that promise by strengthening core priorities such as public safety and education, finding efficiencies within government, exercising sound fiscal management, protecting our environment, and creating a healthier and more vibrant community.’
Hurrah for Ken!
Some areas where we live have massive houses. Not just massive, they are like mansion massive.
And I hear it has been christened ‘McMansionville’. An excellent name.
So I just wanted to share with you this property that is on the market currently.
It has two kitchens! Who the hell needs two kitchens unless you live in Downton Effing Abbey? One kitchen is hard enough to clean.
These houses are crazy big. Who would buy a house like this one, I wonder…..perhaps one of the Real Desperate Housewives….?