As we looked at this photo of a Tardis in the Hunter vineyards, we tried to remember the Doctor Who theme song from the 1980s.
That spooky song is a time machine in itself, just like the Tardis. It'll take you through warped wormholes right back to your childhood.
A few glasses of wine can take you back in time, too. John Lewis knows this. He's the Newcastle Herald's wine writer.
It was John who informed us that Dr Who's time machine had landed in the Broke-Fordwich part of wine country.
The much-photographed landmark can be seen among the vines on the road leading to Catherine Vale Wines' cellar door.
It was originally a prop in a play at Knox Grammar School. The vineyard's owner Wendy Lawson and her late husband Bill worked at the school as teachers.
"Wendy and Bill enlisted 11 strong schoolboys to lug it to their Sydney home to serve for 17 years as a pool-chemical storage place," John said.
"They took early retirement to become Hunter vignerons and carted the red telephone box with them to Broke."
The Time Lord himself would surely be proud.
Head Out on the Highway
While we're on the vineyards, we noticed they got a mention in an online guide titled Motorcycling The Hunter.
The guide, released on Wednesday, aims to "promote motorcycling and improve safety for riders".
"The Hunter Region is home to some of the most popular motorcycling routes in the state - from meandering wine country roads to the pristine coastlines and beyond," it said.
The guide was jointly produced by Port Stephens, Maitland, Cessnock, Mid-Coast and Dungog councils.
Our eyebrows were raised when we read that it encourages riders to "get the gang together".
But don't spit out your cup of tea just yet. They're not talking about outlaw motorcycle gangs. When a council says gang, it really means group. A nice sensible group.
"Group rides can be fun. Planning ahead to make sure all riders know the route and stopping points is essential. The overall success of the ride can be attributed to good planning," the guide said.
Good planning doesn't particularly sync with the classic notion of getting your motor running and heading out on the highway. But, then, meticulous planners weren't really born to be wild, were they?
The guide further dispels any notion of promoting motorcycle gangs with this handy tip: "Do not ride in staggered formation or side by side".
It urged riders to "maintain a three-second gap between riders to allow sufficient crash avoidance space to avoid hazards".
We reckon Motorcycling The Hunter is well worth a look. And if you're looking for the true meaning of motorcycling, just remember that only a biker knows why a dog sticks its head out the car window.