I am back! I lied to you. I didn't go time traveling. I was working. Since no one has contacted me regarding art commissions etc I was obliged to take on a seasonal job.
Dave Freeman the co-author of 100 things to do before you die (which included land-diving in the South Pacific, night nude surfing in Australia and running with bulls in Pamplona) sadly passed away less than two months ago. The irony he died after falling over in his house and hitting his head. Very sad.
Apparently in his book, he had included grape picking in France as being one of the 100 things to do before you die. I don't actually know if it is true because I haven't read the book, but in any case I object! Grape-picking is a nightmare, an awful experience and you should defenitely not feel that you should do it before you die. Or if you do it, do it as the 100th thing because you probably will die shortly afterwards. This is what my back looked like after the first day.
First of all it was raining all through day 1, 2 and 3. And I was wearing sandals (ok my own fault). But also you have have to share one room and one toilet with 20 other people, for 10 days. Finally you get paid peanuts, a sack of potatoes and a slap on the behind. My solution to this problem is :