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    My little girl loves the idea of conkers so on Sunday me, my partner, my little girl and my friend and her dog went to a local forest to collect conkers. We searched the woods for about a hour and half and we could not find a single conker but we could find their shells. Anyway on the last stretch of the wood my little girl was climbing over a log and she woke up a hornets nest. As you can imagine they were not best pleased. She ended up with 14 stings and was in extreme pain for over a hour. I thought she would be traumatised by the experience but all she has talked about since is going back to get conkers. So i swallowed my pride and actually purchased conkers off ebay I would normally laugh at the thought of anybody purchasing anything they can get for free, but I feel my little girl deserves them after her little experience. Anyway 99p plus £2 postage for 20 conkers wasnt that bad, was it

    And as usual while i was on good old ebay i also found these fabulous moss rocks to go with our small world bits and bobs. Artificial Moss Rocks Balls! For Flower Topiary Tree Pots Foliage and Leaves! | eBay so once again more money spent
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    I must have 50 or so conker trees lining the streets around me - great for puncuturing the pram wheels

    We are forever picking them up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuggsieMoo View Post
    I must have 50 or so conker trees lining the streets around me - great for puncuturing the pram wheels

    We are forever picking them up...
    When i was little i can remember loads of conker tree's but now that i want to find them for my little girl i cannot find any!

    Have you thought about making a bit of money by selling the conkers.... they could pay for you to get new tyres on your pram

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    i used to walk to school along a very conker strewn road ... BLISS

    now there are only 2 conker tress i know of and lots of children looking for conkers! i was driving down a country lane the other week and noticed there were conkers all over the road, so i stopped and picked a pile up

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    You should haveut an appeal in here I would have sent you some, mindees love collecting them and we have loads

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    For the geeky bit - 5 years ago our conker trees were hit with a blight disease, and wiped out nearly half of our trees, it reduces the quantity of Conkers produced, and what does grow are malformed small dark conkers x

    however bit sad to buy them on ebay (runs away sqealing with laughter!!)

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    Oh my word your poor (but extremely brave) daughter! I would definitely have bought her some conkers off ebay too!

    Do you use the woodland trust site? Here is a link to something your daughter would love... Free conker activity pack (from nature detectives, run by the Woodland Trust)

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    Its sounds very reasonable i think, . its a shame you could have collected in the woods or parks never mind... .... You did well to bring smile to your daughter. bless...
    Jas Bedi

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    We went looking for conkers too, but couldn't find any Would never of thought to by conkers on ebay though. Your poor little girl - so brave!

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    Oh no your poor poor daughter

    I have a phobia of wasps and hornets ect so my heart goes out to her
    Jane xxx

 

 

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