A new set of boots.

For a few years now I’ve begun to develop an interest in wine making.

The construction game for me has been a lucrative personal venture and will always be a part of my memories but it keeps me away from home on a continuing basis.

That bit ain’t fun at all.

At the end of the last year, the M.R.S and I travelled over to N.Z. It was there I had my first chance to visit some of the wineries that part of the world is famous for and sample some of the wares.

I’ve been weighing up the idea of a career change, starting a business of my own and developing another skill set along the way for some time now.

It’s only a dream at this stage but it’s one I’m feeling that’d be worth the challenge. Now, I ain’t to romantic about it all. It takes a good decade to develop a brand and that’s if it’s all fair sailing for the start point.

It’s bloody expensive too, I hear. We had the chance to stay (via AirBnB) at the home of a previous mangers of a winery, in Queenstown while we were there. Their advice was the money would’ve been better in the bank.

Seasonal agribusiness I’d like that. You have to maintain employees even in the down season when production isn’t happening, so in told.

Lesson 1.

But I ain’t getting any younger and if there’s anytime to get serious about your aspirations- now’s about the time to get real.

This construction project I’m on is about to close out. Maybe it’s time to start costing it all up and work on some industry experience to get it all going.

More to follow.

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Author: CJP

I'm a Northerner, In the FNQ. I grew up in the Gulf of Carpentaria hunting and fishing the flat country there. My blog is my thoughts and writings about my life as I interpret it, all my stuff unless otherwise stated.

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