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By Lori_


Conkers

Some of the conkers collected from the tree at the bottom of the garden.
I dont know what i am going to do with them.



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I've counted 36. :o)

7 Oct, 2008

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I dont see children play conkers any more (am I showing my age).

8 Oct, 2008

 

No you dont see kids playing conkers these day but there are some competitions held .

ive added another 10 fallen from the tree overnight lol

8 Oct, 2008

 

Start a conker battle Lori I mean it would be a great shame to waste those beauties! Hel.xxx.

9 Oct, 2008

 

Well im going to give them out between the kids in the family , i dont think my knuckles could take it lol x

9 Oct, 2008

 

Great I Was Usless At Conkers, Im Sure The Other Kids Put There's In The Oven To Make Them Rock Hard

10 Oct, 2008

 

Skippy ~ this is the photo of the conkers !
I hope you found it !

10 Oct, 2008

 

They look like hazel nuts...is that the same as a 'conker'? What is the game of conkers? I've never heard of it? I'm sure the kids are too busy with their PSP's or whatever new gadget came out today, to play conkers!

24 Oct, 2008

 

Conkers are horse chestnuts.
The game is to attach conkers to pieces of string.
One player holds the string with conker hanging below.
Other player tries to hit conker with theirs, also on string.

The World Conker Championships are held every October in Northamptonshire in England. If you Google this you can see photos. :o)
This year the organisers were worried about a shortage of conkers because of disease in the Horse Chestnut trees. The annual event raises thousands of pounds to support charities for the blind. :o)

The only conker which isn't a horse chestnut is my Shetland Sheepdog called Conker. :o)

24 Oct, 2008

 

Thanks TT. Sounds like it's for a great cause :)

24 Oct, 2008

 

Sorry would of answered you earlierier but have not been on goy for a while "

2 Nov, 2008

 

Lori conkers look like chestnuts? I bought a big bag of them to roast over our open fire.

20 Dec, 2008



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