TUESDAY was a really Magic Day

Ive got a WEEK off WORK : and My O My

My MAMA & My PAPA : have both come to stay

And how they LOVE the AUCKLAND SEA & SKY !


Ive got a WEEK off WORK : and My O My

MY FOLKS are here to visit all the VINES

And how they LOVE the AUCKLAND SEA & SKY

MY PAPA has come to sample all the WINES !


MY FOLK are here to visit all the VINES

MY PAPA is giving Talks on His RIOJA

MY PAPA has come to sample all the WINES

WE will enjoy His Talks : cos He*s a JOKER !


MY PAPA is giving Talks on His RIOJA

MY MAMA & MY PAPA : have both come to stay

WE will enjoy His Talks : cos He*s a JOKER

TUESDAY was a really Magic Day !


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡


MY PAPA is SPANISH. He is a RIOJA Wine Merchant based in

London. My MAMA is English but has a Degree in Spanish and

Business Studies and worked in London in the Spanish Wine 

Trade (14.5% of the Worlds Wine Production) where she met

and married My Papa !  Rioja Wine is popular in New Zealand 

because it is the Perfect Complementary Wine for LAMB !

MY PAPA has visited Australia : to promote RIOJA WINES 

which can only be grown in the RIOJA REGION of N E SPAIN

(see the Video) It is the symbiosis of the SOIL - CLIMATE -

VINES and local knowledge of Vinticulture that produces such

a unique WINE 90% of which are TINTO (Red). The best RIOJAS

are aged for FIVE YEARS : two of them in oak barrels : and can

retail at £300 ($400) for a good VINTAGE !  However a One Year

Old RIOJA (aged in the bottle !) can be obtained for £9 ($12) !   


A PANTOUM is a Classical Form of Poem written in any number

of QUATRAINS ! There is a consistent Rhyme Pattern (a b a b etc)

and Meter which makes them easy & melodious to read & recite !

There is an added beauty in a Rolling Repetition. Lines 2 & 4 in

Verse 1. become Lines 1 & 3 in Verse 2. This continues until 

the Final Verse !  In the FINAL VERSE (in this case Verse 4)

Lines 1 & 3 are lines 2 & 4 from Verse 3. : BUT Line 2 is Line 3

form Verse 1. and Line 4 is Line 1 from Verse 1.  This enables

the POEM to start and finish on the same Line which gives the

Poem COMPLETENESS & CLOSURE !  Why not try one yourself ?



  • Goldfinch60

    Your parents must have missed my house on the way to New Zealand as I have not found any cases of Rioja in my porchway.
    I am sure you will have a wonderful time with them.
    Blessings to you Angela.


      WOOPS UNCLE ANDY ! Ive done it again a comment instead of a REPLY : please check : Love to you BOTH : ANGELA 🧡🧡


      So Sorry about that UNCLE ANDY : But the cases of RIOJA for the TALKS and for Gifts to the Vineyards we vistit were all sent by SEA a few Months ago : Including a mixed case for Ruth & I to enjoy with our LAMB etc ! The video is a bit long : but it does fully explain just what RIOJA is and why the 5 year old Vintages are so so wonderful but also so so expensive ! As you know : when you enter *The World of Wine* you are on another Planet and the Wine Trails in and around Auckland are very very POPULAR. It is good to see many Young People learning to enjoy & employ wine appropriately as a complement to GOOD FOOD and not just to get blathered at a Music Festival. BRIAN is a conneseur of Good Food & Wine (he makes His Job an excuse !) but he rates NZ Cuisine & Wine very Highly ! This is why He*s coming for a WHOLE WEEK in OCTOBER just to take me Home ! Thanks for your interest !

      Blessings & Peace & Love to You & Joyce
      Love in the Spirit : ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

    • orchidee

      Have a good time!

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Thanks UNCLE STEVE : I will ! I haven*t seen them for nearly a Year and we have much to catch up on ! Tomorrow night (THURSDAY) We have a MAORI concert with dancing and singing : I haven*t told them Im taking part so it will be a big surprize for them ! The penalty in SPAIN for watering RIOJA is 12 months in the Cooler !

        Blessings & much JUMPING JOY for FIDO
        Yours as always ANGELA

      • Michael Edwards

        Great construct.

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Thanks UNCLE MICHAEL ~ as you know ANGELA & I like to use Classical Structures and we love both love PANTOUMS ! They are so straightforward and for some reason (for us) they always seem to work ! Angela has made a great job of this one Pleased you liked it ! Balanced Quatrians with a abab Rhyming Pattern are always pleasing and the 2:4 to 1:3 repetition gaves an added written & oral elegance !

          Yours ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • Fay Slimm

          What a lovely pantoum as tribute to your much love parents dear Angela - you are no doubt showing them all your favourite places out there and maybe they will decide to stay even longer - eh - -such a lovely picture too (perhaps that is your own Papa and Mama and both enjoying a taste of the famous New Zealand wines ? ) Have a great remains of their stay and make more happy memories.,,,,, hugs from Fay xxxxx

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            WOOPS FAY : Once again I have sent a MESSAGE instead of a reply : please check : Thanks ANGELA 🧡

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            THANKS FAY : My Parents are the best in the WORLD and BRIAN thinks His are and I guess you did too ! Both my Parents lead very busy lives but I am so so glad they have been able to visit me here ! My PAPA always has a very full Diary of Shows & Promotions in the UK & Europe and he likes to visit the RIOJA Region to check on his interests ! My MAMA now acts as His Secretary and she keeps his Dairy and our Home Phone number receives all the enquiries etc which means she doesn*t have to travel into the London Office every day : She arranges His Shows and acts as His Hostess. She is fluent in Spanish : French & Italian which is an asset ! They are here til next Wednesday (12 June) and their plane leaves on Friday. They are flying via Los Angeles to do some Busisness there for RIOJA. We have a POLICY never to use actual Photos but the one I used is exactly how they look glass in Hand ! They are both in their Early 60's ! Thanks for your kind comments !

            Blessings & Peace & Love
            Yours as always : ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            HOLA ANGELA ~ LA MIA AMORATA PRECIOSA ! A me gusta que Tu MAMA y PAPA son con Tu ! Wish I was there as well ! You seem to be having a great time visiting Vineyards and promoting your PAPAs beloved RIOJA. My fave Wine with LAMB but dont tell the KIWIS ! Love to MAMA & PAPA ! Im lookin forward to seeing You in October when it will be SPRING again one of AUCKLANDS best seasons so I will stay for a week and just enjoy being with you again ! Work is busy with lots of Project to mark and Exams. Finance is tight but we are coping and are able to manage and keep a full Staff complement ~ Im having to tach some Applied Maths to the Engineers ~ at least it does not entail Practical Work in Laboratories ! Today has all been about D-DAY ~ Yesterday was all about TRUMP ! The PLANES with the Paratroopers on their way to FRANCE flew over Essex an awesome site ! Im posting a POEM on D-DAY tomorow so leave the space clear !

            Muchos Abrazos Y Besos ~ con todo de Mi Amor
            Tu Amorato Verdad ~ Oso Grande ~ BRIAN ~ 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

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