Apple Day

November 12, 2016

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Although I feel like I’m still reeling from the Trump announcement which I’ve covered here, but I have nothing more to add yet. So, here’s some pictures of Apple Day..! These pictures are a couple weeks old now. There’s been two holidays and a presidential election since and it feels more like a couple of years…

You may be wondering what the hell is Apple Day? Apple Day was created in 1990 and intended as a celebration of the richness and diversity of not just apples, but all crops and land types in Britain. You can read more here on the official website. When I discovered Apple Day at Borough Market I was immediately excited. Borough Market is one of my favourite places to spend an afternoon in the capital anyway, and as discussed here I’ve been making a concerted effort to enjoy Autumn this year.

FRUIT FUN

I don’t think me or any of my friends quite knew what to expect at Apple Day but we had so much fun! Highlights included apple-tasting, morris dancing, a parade, a conkers competition, people in medieval garb and animal costumes, apple cooking demonstrations, the Berry King, a harvest themed music installation, apple-peeling competitions and the Corn Queene, a huge figure made entirely from vegetables and plants.

The stalls of Borough Market had also risen to the occasion. I bought a loaf of this incredible sourdough and sadly just missed out on the autumn ales and beers. I also just want to point out my friend Sam below who I’m sure you’ve seen on this blog before. The t-shirt he’s wearing is his own design, specifically influenced by William Morris! If you dig it you can read about it and buy one too from this link.

I’m wearing: red skirt – £3, charity shop. Black Levis jacket – vintage, borrowed from Ryan . Blue cardigan – Topman, borrowed from housemate. Paisley shirt – £7.99, Beyond Retro.

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7 responses to “Apple Day”

  1. Alice says:

    Ah I work quite close to Borough Market, if I knew Apple Day was a thing I deffo wouldv’e gone to check it out – next year!

    The Velvet Black | UK Personal Style & Beauty Blog

  2. I am still under the Trump shock election, impressive. I didn’t know about this Apple Day, it’s amazing, what for a great idea! I loved the pictures and Sam’s T-shirt, what for a beautiful item he designed!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  3. Jane says:

    I’ve never heard of Apple Day before! It sounds like lots of fun though, and would definitely get me in an autumn mood.

  4. Melissa says:

    This looks like some real wholesome fun. Pumpkin beer sounds so nice – may have to track some down, in my area. Can’t believe that skirt was only £3 – what a steal! x

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  6. That apple-man is kinda hot, in a green and fruity way. Looks like a lovely event, and that pumpkin beer sounds like what harry potter might drink after a hard day at the ministry.
    I love the concept of celebrating diversity in a fruit! We are all apples 🙂

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