Have you started to notice the apples growing in gardens and old orchards in the village?
Yes, the season has kicked off with Beauty of Bath in Church Lane. Discovery is such a bright, almost fluorescent pink that it is the easiest to see over walls and hedges. Tydeman's Early Worcester is an acquired taste but Scrumptious is as good as it sounds.
Have a stroll through the village orchard soon. The trees are laden, so much so that some of them have branches that are touching the ground.