This morning, we’re leaving Šmartno. It’s a bit of a shame really, as the village is amazing, but it’s one small village in Slovenia. Today, we have Batič and Štoka to see. Anja is really quite excited. One of her all time most favourite wines is made by Batič. By this point, I have given … Read more…


This whole ‘writing a blog’ business is great, so long as you can do it after taking paracetamol and whilst being sat with a glass of effervescent orange vitamin supplements. We had a good day yesterday. Mornings here don’t seem to be overly rushed. So, we thought we’d join the locals. After a very pleasant … Read more…


Does wine warrant a 02:30 start? It does when you’re buying it for a subscription wine business. A drive from Nottingham to Luton, a long wait for a shuttle bus and a meander through duty free (assessing the wine situation), got us onto a plane that landed in Ljubljana 2 hours later. What a beautiful … Read more…

Packing the bags


Is it just me, or does everybody else also have issues when it comes to putting clothes into a bag to go away for a week? How difficult can it be to pack 7 days worth of clothes, toiletries and one or two other things, without making it look and feel like you’ve packed your … Read more…


So, we’re going to run a business. We’re going to make a lot of money. We need to put all this ‘plata’* somewhere. Sock? Not safe enough. Safe? Maybe a bit too safe. What about a bank? That could be an idea. But it’s not as easy as you think. Getting a business bank account … Read more…


Paul is probably the best accountant in the world. Maybe not, but I love him. Not in any romantical or similar fashion of course. I just love him because he speaks English. Yep, he actually speaks English not Accountantish. I assure you even my grandma could understand Paul if she would speak English and she … Read more…