Day 10: Wow, what a day! And it was topped off with a fantastic night, all of my senses were tantalised at an event hosted by Penfolds Wines. It was called The Blocks and was held in a warehouse on one of the Piers at Walsh Bay (in Sydney). The concept was brilliant, there were pillars of wood to smell, wine and food to taste, art and a beautiful view to see, a great environment and company to feel, and good music and conversation to hear. It couldn’t get any better.
So why am I telling you all this when I’m on a mission to become Sexy Slim Fit ‘n‘ Fab? For a couple of reasons, firstly so you know I’m still having a life, as I said from the start this wasn’t meant to stop me living. And secondly it got me thinking, I don’t use all of my senses enough and I began to wonder if I was alone. It seems I’m not. My weakest sense is my smell, which is also the most powerful so perhaps I need to work on it. Don’t get me wrong, I can definitely smell things, good and bad! Do you know what your strongest and weakest senses are?
Most of what we eat is governed by how it looks, smells and tastes. Perhaps it’s because of memory and perhaps it’s just because that’s what we think, whatever the reason there are some things that people either love or hate. An example of this is me and broad beans, for as long as I can remember I’ve never liked the taste of broad beans. Now, I only ever get these at my Grandmothers, who also knows I don’t eat them. Well I decided it was time to try them again on my last trip and they were really nice, I’ve been missing out all these years because I thought I didn’t like them.
The point to all this is don’t write something off forever. Our taste buds mature so what you didn’t like as a kid may well become something you love as an adult. It took my palette a fair number of years to appreciate a good bottle of wine….
Well my friends, it’s Easter so I’m going to be having a couple of days off. I hope you all have a safe and fun filled break, and the Easter Bunny finds you all okay. Happy holidays xx