Today we had lunch with good friend Lorenza McMahon and ended up spending the rest of the afternoon in her company. We looked at the property that her brother Raz is building on and then visited the man himself at the Valley Lake reserve, another good catch-up. He mentioned that there were koalas in the reserve so on the way out we looked for them — but alas in vain. (June is becoming more and more convinced that koalas are mythical creatures that Aussies just tell tourists about!). Lorenza also sought June’s advice on a banner project that she is working on, and we went back to her house so that she could show June. We had a great time in her company as always, but I took photos with my other camera, so Lorenza doesn’t feature in today’s Project 365 image.Instead, we turn to a touch of home, and actually something I first noticed the other day. On the way to Karney’s place for a lamb roast (yum!) we stopped at a bottle shop. I was actually looking for a wine sleeve to help protect the wine going back to America (no luck there), but I also took the opportunity to grab a photo. One of the things Id noticed in our travels in the prevalence of bourbon brands I’d never heard of (like “Nelson County,” which is one of the areas of the state where bourbon is produced.) The other thing that intrigued me was the preponderance of premix bourbon drinks, which I never see back in Kentucky. As it happens, one of our favorite bourbon liqueurs is American Honey, which we drink straight. A whiff of the bottle smells just like a bourbon storehouse…. Sorry, got lost in my thoughts for a moment. I’ve seen posters for American Honey while in Australia, but what I haven’t seen are the bottles of the liqueur itself. Instead all I’ve come across are these American Honey premixed drinks. It seems a bit like heresy, but I guess it suits the local market.
Thursday, November 15