|The mysterious apple...|
Yesterday evening, I was on my way to my friend's flat in Canonbury, to get ready for our night out. It was my first visit to her new flat so, having found the right street, I was walking down it, looking for the right building. It was dark, the sky had opened up, and I had pulled my scarf up over my head in a vague attempt to keep dry. As I stood, waiting for some cars to pass so I could cross a street, I felt a tap tap at my right foot.
'Someone is knocking at my foot', I thought for a second, before realising the oddness of that idea.
I then looked down to see a small, red apple resting next to my foot.
|I looked down to see an apple (reenactment)|
'How odd!' I thought to myself. I looked around to see where it might have come from. I had walked over this section of footpath moments before (in hunting for my friend's flat, I had accidentally gone to the wrong house first, so had to retrace my steps backwards). There was no-one about who might have dropped it. There were no apple trees about from which it might have fallen... and in any case, by the looks of it, it seemed too polished to have come from a tree.
Completely bemused, and feeling something like Snow White, I reached down and picked up the apple.
|I picked up the apple (reenactment)|
I then carried it with me to my friend's place. When she opened the door, I recounted to her the mysterious tale.
'Don't you think it's weird?' I asked.
'What's even weirder', she replied, 'is that you picked up the apple.'
I just couldn't resist though. It felt like something from a fairy tale. I couldn't have walked away from the apple after it knocked at my foot in that fashion. I carried it with me in my handbag all night and have brought it home. What happens now, I don't know...
Am I completely mad for being so transfixed by this mysterious apple? Perhaps... Probably...
But as for my outfit, I'm afraid it wasn't nearly so extravagant and impressive as last year's effort because we weren't quite so organised, what with my friend moving flat and me being abroad and then overwhelmed with returning to full-time work. However, we kind of managed to pull it together at last minute, with some B-grade '50s horror style in the form of victims of the blob or some other such other-worldly monster...
|Run! Don't Walk! From... the Blob!|
And I will be making pumpkin pie and hopefully doing something else fun and appropriate on Halloween night itself to add some excitement to the mid-week. Hope you all had a fun weekend and have a happy Halloween!