I can be superstitious, as my Dad was before me, as my Little Nan from up the North was before that. I tip my hat for a Magpie, and I never ever cross my knives and fork, walking under a ladder is a complete no no and never ever put shoes on a table....just to mention a few.
Today I thought I would share a rather seasonal superstition, of the Apple tree.
It is dear readers, most unlucky to leave a single withered fruit upon your apple tree.
Now you can all sniff and raise your eyebrows if you would like, but it is indeed quite true....
So Quick get up of your sofa and put on your wellies and go outside and check upon your apple tree.... (do you have one? if not do not worry too much)
can you see a single fruit?
knock it off I tell thee...!
As you can see from the picture above there was a single fruit on ours and to be honest I'm just not risking it, not after the year I had last year....
Rather Interesting fact #1
Did you know that Charles Borromeo was the Patron Saint of Apple Orchards?
Poor old Charlie boy was not blessed with the best of looks and had rather a large hooter, but none the less he did a marvelous job of guarding our Apple orchards and no doubt still does
|random photo of a hyacynth|
Last night I began a Seaside Donkey
|Our Bessie ...the seaside donkey|
Here she is Toasting her Hooves
She lives on a hillside in Cornwall..
But thats a story for another day
p.s Are you superstitious?