Thank you to all my blogging friends for your kind and supportive comments on my last post. They really helped to lift me up and put life into perspective again. When I am feeling down I tend to retreat into myself and from experience, that isn't a good thing to do. As I had neglected my volunteering duties at the vineyard for a few weeks, I decided that today was the day to reconnect with the land and the like-minded souls who tend the vines. I spent a useful 3 hours tying the vines to stakes, pruning and generally maintaining each vine. It felt good. It felt good to have purpose again.