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Catching Some Magic at the Martinborough Round the Vines 2018

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A 10km walk through vineyards, raising funds for a local school (Martinborough School), with a lovely group of ladies and drink stations serving wine along the way… yes please!

Wine, along with water, at the drink stations - only at 'Round The Vines, Martinborough!'

Wine, along with water, at the drink stations – only at ‘Round The Vines, Martinborough!’

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On 17 March I headed over the hill from Wellington, with a couple of friends, and spent the night prior to the ‘Martinborough Round the Vines‘ event sipping on wine and dining on a platter of cheese, olives and other delights.

The event start time was at a very pleasant time of 10.30am – giving us plenty of time to have our beauty sleep on a Sunday morning, don our pink T-shirts and tutus, grab our bubble wands, a coffee, and take some pre-event pics!

The pink ladies!

The pink ladies!

Pre 10km smiles!

Pre 10km smiles!

Coffee to start the day.

Coffee to start the day.

It was a gorgeous day for the event and the atmosphere was wonderful, with so many fun costumed event participants!

More FM Team

More FM Team

All the volunteers hosting the drink stations got into the spirit too – dressing up and providing wonderful musical entertainment. Many of the event marshals were in costume too!

Walk this way!

Walk this way!

The course took us through private land, that the owners kindly opened up especially for the event, making for a very scenic walk.

Around the edge of the vineyards

Around the edge of the vineyards

Through the vines

Through the vines

Country roads

Country roads

It was a really lovely event and always good to spend some quality time with good friends too.

I got home on Sunday evening and passed on the tutus to my daughters… one of whom who decided to spread some fairy love and laughter around the south coast, on our evening stroll with our dog!

Sophie, Fairy of the Bays!

Sophie, Fairy of the Bays!