One of the questions facing me as someone who primarily functions online, with a heavy reliance on social media, is how much I should mix the personal and professional.
I’m not sure I have the answer to this. I’m quite an open person, and so I tend to just let things happen organically. Which means that in more informal means of communication, such as this blog, there’s lots of personal stuff attached to the professional (wine-related) content.
It’s not that I think I’m the story. Far from it. I don’t matter. It’s the wine, and the people involved with it, that are important. This is one of the reasons I’m uncomfortable with critics who take themselves and their scores too seriously. Journalists and critics should be humble in the face of wine.
Today I have been down to Somerset for my elder son’s sports day. It’s also half-term for him. He was involved in quite a few events, and is pictured here lining up for the 800 m (which he competed in just after taking part in the 3000 m race, poor chap), and also doing the triple jump.