Monthly Archives: September 2011

Conker season is here!

It’s that time of year again, the leaves are turning brown, the wind is getting cooler and the jumpers are coming out. Oh… and the conkers are getting ready to jump from the trees! Hurray!

our conker stashThis afternoon we’ve had a lot of autumn fun stamping on conkers and finding how many conkers are living inside. Rather excitingly, we have a fiver!! 5 littles conkers all in one (rather large) conker that very nearly knocked out a 23 month old as he was running under the trees. 5 conkers in one! Smashing!

Our tips on how to make sure you get a full hoard:

  • Take a football – throw it up at the conker heavy branches, both fun and exercise!
  • Take a rake – if there’s something to stand on it’s like an extra long arm!
  • Take a good climber – our 33 year old child was quite happy climbing trees and Continue reading
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