You can smell the apples before you can see them at the New Forest Cider Making Weekend. Everywhere you look apples are being squashed by hand presses with good old graft as power, enormous steam powered contraptions and everything in between. Live music and cider in every form – this is how country fairs should be!
There are few places more magical than sunrise at Stonehenge. Standing there as others would have 5000 years ago, watching the same sun rise up between the stones – it doesn’t get more atmospheric than that.
Spring Equinox marks the point in the year when the hours of light and dark are equal – a time of balance. But from now on the daylight will gradually overcome the darkness – warmer, longer days are finally on their way! We like to celebrate by climbing up to the highest hill around, greeting the sun and hurling our eggs into the distance – then on for cake!
Mid-January makes it hard to get outside. The days for the most part are cold, grey and wet, so the thought of cider, warm apple crumble and shrieking with abandon to rid our trees of evil spirits made getting out all the easier!