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21/10/2013

Conkers and a Slow worm




I never grew up with conkers and to my memory I don't recall ever seeing a conker tree in South Africa and with the little man really coming into his own now he is three we have had a lot of excitement over finding our own secret conker tree, which has yielded an abundance of amazing conkers of which no other child has seemed to have discovered, leaving us with the pick of the bunch. Last Autumn we were living in another village that had a huge school and although we knew where all the conker trees were we never actually even found one as all the school kids got to them first.


outdoor toddler

toddler and conker


As I have said the conker tree has been pretty much untouched - it actually makes me wonder how many local kids actually explore this pretty field which lies next to a river, a place we visit regularly, anyway back to the point we had found a few conker still in there spiky shell and have had a lot of fun getting them out. We have also been collecting leaves and acorns for our natural table as well as puddle hunting.

toddler fun


We have also been collecting leaves, acorns and various other find from our adventures for our natural table as well as puddle hunting, jumping and squelching in mud - something that is fun for all ages and yes I am speaking first hand here, I never grew up and don't plan to anytime soon.


toddler adventure

natural childhood


We also came across something really exciting (well to us anyway) on a recent bike ride, a slow worm! He was just in the middle of the cycle path, slithering along minding his own business. It was a great opportunity for the little man to see something so close to a snake in nature. The last time I came across something like this was when I was living in Cornwall.

snake



video




We have joined in with Country Kids linky this week


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

9 comments:

  1. Laura what gorgeous photos, no wonder you were up at MADS in the style category, your little one always looks so well turned out and his jacket against the autumn colours are wonderful. I'm loving the slow worm video, always such a treat to discover something unusual out and about. Thank you for linking up to Country Kids.

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    1. Hi Fiona

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment :) Mr A usually looks much better than me, I have time to dress him, less for myself though :)

      Laura x

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  2. That slow worm is so cool. My wee man would have loved that. Sounds like a wonderful walk. I love how he took his push along toy too and that everyone is enjoying the puddles.

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    1. Hi Sabrina

      It's the first time we have seen a slow worm in Wales and it was a real treat for Mr A, wonder if we will ever seen one again

      Laura x

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  3. awh, these photographs are so lovely. i love the fall feel here; the plaid, leaves on the ground, and even the little snake.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. Hi Lindsey

      Thanks so much, will be sure to stop by your blog soon :)

      Laura x

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  4. Our #CountryKids post is full of conkers too, I took loads of pics as they make lovely subject matter. I love your pictures with the little hands around them, really great shots and what a find that slow worm.

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    1. Hi Sarah

      I know conkers are everywhere at the moment - which is great :) can't wait to check our your blog

      Laura x

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  5. What a wonderful autumnal post! Love the photos, Mr A is as cute as ever :-) I would love it if you'd like to link up to Celebrate Autumn on my blog x

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