AAWE Winelands 26th June

I recently had the please of attending a wine economics conference held at the beautiful wine farm where I work. The target audience really was for academics and economists…I’m in marketing…need I say more? That said, it gave me a new appreciation for the science of economics and the people who work with this everyday. One Italian delegate I spoke to described himself as being similar to an artist, which I thought was an interesting angle. Believe me, I can get creative with figures, but I don’t think anyone at work would describe it necessarily as artistic, more like career limiting…

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Sunday Inspiration…

Nothing like spending the day at a beautiful(albeit windy) market in Somerset West…Heathersage. The food is always amazing, but what I really enjoy are the handcrafted goods and vintage treasures.

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It is my spirit that addresses your spirit…”

I am receiving quotes a plenty - which is what this post is about. I enjoy dissecting quotes and letting them rattle around in my head before chewing them(like chewing the cud without all the saliva - can keep me busy for quite some time). I have found some lovely blogs that combine beautiful vintage photography with thought provoking and inspiring quotes, which I would like to share.
I hope you enjoy them too.

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Quote for the week


Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: IT IS MY SPIRIT THAT ADDRESSES YOUR SPIRIT; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal — as we are!”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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No wonder I love books

“You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes…” Ray Bradbury

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