Well hello there! It’s been awhile! I haven’t had a whole tonne of stuff to post about this year – unsurprisingly! But I’m not even going to mention the global pandemic, I think we’re all a little tired of hearing about it.
I am so happy it’s Autumn here in the UK, it’s my favourite season. I love summer, but mostly when I’m on vacation, or back home in New Zealand. Autumn to me is that time to slow down, stay in a little more (LOL – like we haven’t been doing that all year!), pop on cosy clothes, take lots of walks in nature with warm coffee, and of course visit an apple orchard!
I know not everyone is as obsessed with all things Autumn as I am, so when you meet a new friend in 2020 (I mean how’s that for an achievement in a global pandemic!), and you hit it off from day one, and they are also just as obsessed with Autumn, you of course make plans to go apple picking, with a wagon of course.
My Autumn loving friend Becca and I had the most beautiful, sunny Saturday morning trip to Castle Farm in Kent, back in late September. We arrived early, to avoid any potential crowds, and soaked up the sunshine whilst wheeling the wagon around the orchard, picking apples. The orchards have an apple variety called the Norfolk Royal Apple, and is the only commercial grower of this type of apple. The apples are known as the Disney Snow White Apple, because they are the most perfect looking red and shiny piece of fruit you ever did see.
With a wagon full of apples we called it a day, and head back to London. Becca’s husband made them a delicious apple crumble with their haul, and in our household we made apple pie, apple strudel (which was a total gluten free fail) and apple compote for pancakes. Yummmmm!
Aaaah Autumn, I love your cosiness and all your lovely activities. It really is the most amazing season.