Saturday, 15 October 2011

On Offer

Earlier this week, whilst coming home quite late, I was greeted at the foot of me perch by a neighbour. Not one I know too well as he lives a few branches below mine. 

Anyhow, I was carrying a huge bag of apples that a friend had picked from her garden and was pondering what I could do with them all, other than just eat them raw. 

So, when this neighbour smiles and asks if I like crepes, I was caught offline. Once the language barrier had subsided, and crabs were confirmed, I had to declare that I had no idea how to cook freshly caught crustaceans. Being the friendly soul I am, I lifted me bag of apples and said...

I don't think I've ever flown so fast up to me perch, before, and still having palpitations on me social gaff!


  1. Don't worry - I'm sure she thinks you're just crazy, rather than rude ...

    Cut the apples into wedges (skin on, core removed) put in a shallow dish and sprinkle with cinnamon and cloves (optional) add plenty of brown sugar and/or golden syrup, plus a little butter (also optional) Bake in a hot oven until some of the top looks caramalised. Serve hot or cold with custard, ice cream or cream.

    Or you could use them to fill crepes.

  2. The neighbour was a he, not a she, Patsy.

    I realised my mistake as he, erm, rolled an apple in his hand and called me Eve...

  3. "Being the friendly soul I am, I lifted me bag of apples and said..."

    Said what? Is there something missing here, or am I just missing something?

  4. "Would you like an apple?"

    He grinned broadley and made reference to Eve... remember that garden long ago, Valance? You may have been there!

    I will be talking to me mother, later today!

  5. Thanks for the explanation Pard, but I'm no wiser. And that's bothersome, 'cause I know I'm missing something here. Maybe that frying pan did some real damage, after all.

  6. It seems that in my neighbourly attempt, I had over looked the possibility of an apple being a metaphor for an invitation to temptation, as in Eve coaxing Adam to eat the forbidden fruit!

  7. Hmm, I see. In his shoes I'd have likened you to the wicked witch in Snow White.

  8. Well at least he wasn't saying he has crabs. That is always good to know when a man is trying to get at your....apples. Or you could have said you had a bag of crabs...apples I mean. So you see, it could have been worse!

  9. I know it could have been worse, Miss April. I did discuss the matter with the local Bobby, and he told me not to go offering any more apples, just be on the safe side!

    Didn't take much notice of his shoes, to be honest, Valance. But I can assure you, it wasn't him doing the running!