It was in a small sun soaked dusty country school, thirty years before, that Mrs Longbottom* had taught. She probably should have retired ten years prior, but she hadn’t though and her young class of country folk kids were paying the price for that.
Instead she was committed to the little darlings, well at least until the end of the school year anyway.
The highlight of her long and tiring day was lunch time. Not because the pint sized ones were off running outside on the red sun baked dirt. Or because their muffled childish shouts were a little more muted when they hid within the pepper tree’s branches.
But because she really enjoyed eating her lunch.
Each day, it would be exactly the same thing, no matter what. Fresh white bread, thinly sliced crispy apple, thickly sliced cheddar cheese and walnut halves.
With an enthusiasm unmatched in the rest of her day, she would eat that sandwich. With walnut crumbs gently retrieved and her last mouthfuls slowly savoured.
Lunch time indeed was the best part of the day.
Reinvented Apple and Cheese Sanga
(one to make a teacher look forward to lunch, and *not her real name.)
the best sourdough bread you can find
the best crispiest seasonal apple in all the lands
and your favourite tasty cheese