On Saturday I helped out on the apple tasting stall at the local community orchard's apple day - not a new thing for me as I also helped out last year. A pleasant afternoon of people (mostly families with pre-school children) enjoying picking crap apples (the appeal was in part climbing the ladder), ducking for apples, watching the bonfire, singing apple songs and of course eating apples. It really is interesting how different the apple varieties taste and how some people prefer sweet and others sharp flavours.
I do also have a new from the weekend - when I was radically pruning the privet hedge I discovered an old bird nest - yes it was a radical cut back as the nest was formally in the middle of the hedge. From the number of old leaves inside the nest I would say it is more than a year old and I was pleased there were no old eggs inside. I've never come across a complete nest before - amazing to see how much work goes into creating it and weaving the materials together to build up the sides.
Hoping you all have a good week