Is it just me, or do other people enjoy polishing the apples in the fruit bowl so they are all red and shiny and tempting?
There are so many lovely fruits on sale right now – whether you shop at Sainsbury’s or the market
Morning and evening
Maids heard the goblins cry:
"Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy:
Apples and quinces,
Lemons and oranges,
Plump unpecked cherries-
Melons and raspberries,
Wild free-born cranberries,
All ripe together, in summer weather.
from Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti.
Here’s Arthur Rackham’s illustration for her poem