…Recognise these? If you’re a child of the babyboomer years, then you almost certainly do. One or two of them are still around, though they’ve mutated over the years into new forms. 62 more words
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I remember when a friend and I took her young daughter to a nearby park to collect conkers. We started out with the intention of having a nice stroll and catch up while the young belle excitedly rushed around finding conkers that she lobbed into her bag with such speed and vengeance as though if she wasn’t quick enough… 287 more words
October crept in with the stealthful footprints of a burglar at night. The early morning cobwebs welcomed the break of each day with the draping of morning dew, shining like a string of sodden pearls, and the air became fragranced with the damp and musty odor of countless different mushrooms and fungi. 1,019 more words
The seeds of the Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) are commonly known as “conkers” in Great Britain and Ireland.
The Horse Chestnut tree is a popular ornamental tree found in gardens, parks, churchyards and streets in cities, towns and villages throughout the British Isles. 572 more words