Apples aren’t the the most glamorous of fruits compared to the papaya or lycee. Is this because it’s a boring fruit, or simply because the supermarkets only sell a fraction of the hundreds of varieties that are out there? Thank heavens for Apple Day, which is every year shines a light on this taken-for-granted fruit and celebrates local varieties. In Rye apples took centre stage for during the farmers market this week – from bobbings to apple pie-making competitions and juice tastings. Sadly the great British weather was a bit of a dampener, but the hard-core fans (sorry for the pun!) turned out to support the Pippin and Cox. Check out the pictures.
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Many visitors to Rye tell us that the highlight of their trip has been stumbling into the shop Glass Etc and coming out a few pounds poorer but much happier. Run by raconteur and glass Expert Andy McConnell, who is one of the Experts on the BBCs Antiques Roadshow, Glass Etc. is a treasure trove of a shop. It specialises in glassware – much of it completely affordable - which sits on the shelves looking beautiful and twinkling, and you can usually guarantee when you go in that:
a. Fleetwood Mac will be playing
b. You will be offered a cup of tea
c. There will always be something anomolous for sale (a few months ago there was a sack of Wet Walnuts from Andy’s house in France)
It’s truly a wonderful place that takes life light-heartedly, so it came as no surprise to hear that Andy will be starring in Comic Relief this Friday night. Tune in to BBC2 at 6.30pm tonight (friday) for Priceless Antiques Roadshow, where andy will be traversing Rye with tongue firmly in cheek. Expect much mischief and fun…
Yep, The George in Rye finally has its own blog. You can expect this to be a place where we report on interesting and unusual things happening in and around Rye, and offer an irreverent take on what’s going on at The George in Rye.
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Ok, first off – in a couple of days Rye will be overrun with scallops for the Rye Bay Scallop Festival. If you love seafood, this one’s a goodie. Many of the restaurants round town lay on special scallop menus, or if you’re really into your food, look out for the cooking classes. Market Fisheries are running a scellop cutting demonstration for the cheffy ones among you.
Two years ago a journalist came to cover the festival and managed to eat about 20 scallops. If you manage to beat this record, let us know: we salute you.
The festival’s running between 20th – 28th Feb, and you can find out what’s going on at the festival website.