We paid our first visit to Oakham Wines, who took delivery of our Sparkling Orion, Solaris and Royal Richard wines.
This specialist wine shop is an Alladin’s cave of wonderful drinks, cigars and nibbles. The owner/manager, Harish, is a great character and our lively conversation was interrupted by a customers popping in and out to browse and buy from the well stocked shelves. We then visited other small shops in Oakham and bought our lunch. We progressed to Rutland water for our picnic and a lovely walk. Then guilt set in as we realised we were shirking our pruning duties, so we reluctantly drove home – resolving to find a little more leisure time. It is Easter after all!