Mums gone out “shopping “with her friends – and that puts me and Dad at a loose end
“So, What we goin' to do Dad?”
“Well George. How do you fancy a day in Ironbridge? The Greewood Trust have their “AppleDay” today and it should be fun”.
This is where we end up.
“ So, Whats all this about” I wonder? Dad shows me the poster
First up we have to have a cup of tea.
The two things on the poster I saw are.......Blah, Blah, Blah - Morris Dancing and Blah, Blah, Blah - Hog Roast........Bring it on...........But, hang on a minute - “Whats all this talk and smell of Apples”?
Do you ever have a thought that says......”Sorry I asked”............Dad goes off telling me about apples
“Well George. It works like this. Peeps form all over the county bring their spare apples to the center. They are then washed, mashed and put into a big press. This squeeeeeezzzzesss all the juice out. The peeps that help out get the juice and make it into cider, some of which will be sold at next years Apple Day".
Still with me?......................OK, time for some more pics”
Apples.............Loads of them
Then they get washed
Put into the press wrapped in sack cloth.
And Squeeeeeeeezzzzzeeed ( Wouldn't want to get my tail stuck in that)
The final result....................Lots of juice
OK.........I've done apples “What about the “Hog Roast”
We go and see the guys cooking the hog and I tell them that we'd like a roll with all the extras (apple sauce and stuffing)
And just look what we got.....and very nice it was to. Dad had half a pint of cider to wash it down.
So that's us fed and watered................How about a look round and I'll introduce you to a few of the people we met.
Firstly. I had a chat with our local MP David Wright.
Next, Dads potter friend, Rachael. She has a workshop within the old Coalport China Museum and was at Apple Day letting the kids have a go on the potters wheel. ( Dads says he can do that – but wouldn't have a go? he used to be a potter!!)
Finaly me mates “The Ironmasters and Guilders Morris dancers”
Cos Dad was driving, he only had half a pint. So when we got home we had a walk down to The Station Hotel so he could have a drop more cider (hic) and I could have a play with me mate Minni.
So all in all a great day with Dad.
Now when mom goes out with her friends she always comes back with something for ME!!
I'm not to inpressed with what she brought back this time!
A Dragon, BOL, LOL very funny mom!!
" Well you've heard of GEORGE and the DRAGON" yea yea yea!!
Plus this thing
Now we make Welsh Cakes, but mom has to use a large frying pan, this is a proper griddle pan.
Which brings me around to a competition we won, with the recipe for the Welsh cakes, our furiend Wyatt held it, WYATTS RIOT the prize was green papers to spend at Amazon, I took me a long time to pick something out, but the items came this week, so I will be posting about it soon.
Me bags are packed for Bertie and Gails field trip, I'm so exsited, I'm catching the overnight train up there,
So will catch up with you all later in the week.
See Yea George xxx