I love that retirement allows me the luxury of doing my Christmas baking and cooking at my leisure.

There’s not the mad rush to get everything done on my days off, like it used to be when I was working full time.

After a day in the kitchen, I like to relax with a glass of my favourite wine.

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”

~ Ernest Hemingway