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The Year in Review – Walla Walla, Wagga Wagga and New York New York.

As 2013 closed and we begin to settle in to our Christmas with Jeany’s family in Bavaria, we put together a blog of our year in review. We hope you have time to take a look at this and other posts, but if not then we’d like to send you our heartfelt seasonal greetings and we wish you a lovely Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

about_mirabeauAbout Mirabeau – The short film version

We spent a couple of fun days this summer making a new 2-minute Mirabeau film with Tom Morgan (the son the first ever wine trade boss, John). Strolling through vineyards followed by an epic lunch with friends. It was a really though shoot…! Read more…

winery_takeoverMirabeau takes over 16th century former winery

This is one of the most exciting things to have happened to us this year and it will mean we are able to receive visits from both trade and private clients when they visit Provence to taste our wines. Read more…

jo_ahearneJo Ahearne MW joins Mirabeau

Another big piece of news for us was the retirement of Angela as our lead winemaker and her replacement by the superb Jo Ahearne. I know Jo will help us win even more gongs and critical acclaim in years to come. Read more…

wild_boars Wild boars taking over France

Having confronted a family of sangliers in our garden this year, and having had our lawn ruined three times by these foraging beasts, I thought I’d do a piece of research into why these wild pigs are becoming such a nuisance. Read more…

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.