I mentioned the potential for serious desirability effects from the purchase of Lynx Legend body spray in a previous update…well…it seems it does indeed live up to the promise.
There I was on an outing to the Ascension vineyard about an hour north of Auckland in the small town of Matakana when I happened to be accosted by not one but two vestal virgins! A photo illustrating my surprise is just below…it is not every man who has the privilege of getting in between two such beauties…and with his wife looking on aghast! Suits you, sir!
Thankfully, I am referring to their Viognier wine, of which I purchased two bottles for future enjoyment after a very pleasing tasting session…which is free in the event you buy two bottles (otherwise $5 NZD)…you can also have lunch at the vineyard – we had a nice platter of cold meats, cheese, pickles, bread and chutneys while overlooking the vines and gardens. Very nice indeed. There are a number of vineyards near Auckland and I dare say we will sample a few more in due course.
Another (less satisfying) potential side-effect I have discovered of late is my desirability to the local insect population who have taken a liking to any bare body part they happen to notice. My feet, legs and arms have all been cannibalised by the little things – most likely sandflies which you can barely even see. Peter, the resident Praying Mantis, is noticeably absent when the recriminations are flying!