I don’t think I can honestly say that I’ve managed to callous my lovely lily-white hands since I worked as a petrol attendant in the Summer of 2001. Until now. (Not that I have calluses yet, but I’ll be very surprised if I don’t by the end of the month). Two days of apple thinning later, and I think I’ve finally got the gist of what I should be doing: around 6 hours in the morning of me, the trees, blue sky, sunshine and music. This is some kind of heaven. For now (I have to put this in writing for when I am sick to death of apple thinning and am longing for a desk chair and/or my SKY TV and sport.)
This is my office for the next 5 weeks, from 7am (later it will be 6) until 1 (or 12). Doesn’t that look great?
Yesterday, it became blindly apparent that some form of music player that is not Vera the iPad was necessary to get me through hours of plucking baby apples off numberless trees, and it was going to be needed soon. So a highly entertaining bike ride later (after the Fearsome Hostess – this moniker may change if violence is threatened ;p – managed to get me horrifically turned around, and oh hey, it’s true what they say about never forgetting to ride a bike), and Vera has a new companion. Meet Jayne.
20 hours and some 300 songs later, and I have a faithful companion to entertain me. As long as I don’t lose it. These iPod shuffles are tiny. And yes, it is another piece of Apple technology. I still maintain that my next phone will be an HTC running Android. I cling to that belief. Yes.
So, now for a little peek around the place. This is where I have discovered cherries as a respectably cheap price (not quite $4/kg, but anything under 10 is going to make me happy), and isn’t it awesome? I like this shop!
And, look at this for the first day of Summer…
Gorgeous, isn’t it? And now, I need to think about bed. I have an early morning. More adventures to follow! Oh, and maybe even some knitting…