Posted: 04/09/2013 at 09:41
Back to school. it gives me shivers. Instead of taking flowers for teacher, I used to take apples from my mum's James Grieve. (not for teacher, for us kids.). 40 odd years on, my friend in Australia says she still remembers those apples. It started with an English lesson, when we were told to bring a piece of fruit in and then describe it. Her dad used to have a greengrocers, but those apples were never the same....
She doesn't have an apple tree now, they grow lemons and oranges in Perth. Although I am allowed to take Teabags into Australia, they won't let fruit in, so the memory of the apples will have to remain a memory.
I offered my sister some worcesters last night. She said she would have a few but her boys won't eat "tree apples", only supermarket apples, because they might have bugs in.