Hil had a conference this weekend and asked if I would like to spend a couple of days with her in Marlborough. Heh. Would I? Certainly. Of course. While she was being lectured to and writing up notes I would be exploring one of the most beautiful rural landscapes in NZ. As is always the case I never know what I will find as it depends so much on the weather, the time of the day, the season. You can drive one way down a country lane and it looks flat and uninteresting. Stop and look back and you might be struck by the sheer beauty and magnificence. That is what happened today. I couldn’t find what I wanted. I turned around at the end of the road and there it was: Magic! The Marlborough Vineyard.