A good day - tasting and playing
Really enjoyed today's tasting at the International Wine Challenge. We're well into the medal-awarding phase, and for the last two days I've had large panels of six people who have all worked well together. We've had some disagreements, but we've resolved them well, and I'm really pleased with the good humour and professional approach everyone has shown. And lunch at Searcy's was particularly good today (fishcakes followed by duck - simply executed from high quality ingredients).
Teamwork is so rewarding. We're social beings, and nothing beats working in a team that functions well. Perhaps this is why I so enjoy playing football on Wednesday nights. As well as getting fitter and indulging in sporting fantasies (sometimes I think I'm OK as a player), you work with others in a common cause.
Tonight I played football for an hour, with a 40 minute cycle ride each way. I'm tired now, but it was fun. We have another 11-a-side coming up on Saturday.