It’s conker season, y’all! Americans might refer to conkers as ‘buckeyes’ or just plain old Horse Chestnuts but they’re commonly referred to as conkers here in the UK. These little nuts fall from trees every autumn and are rumored to keep away spiders so obviously I had to go out and collect a conker or two of my very own. And by ‘a conker or two’, I clearly mean an absolute shedload of ’em.
Anyway, so this afternoon we walked over to the in-laws for a lovely vegetarian Sunday roast with the siblings and their partners. Lucky for us, the weather was the perfect mix of crisp and sunny, so the hike up the hill was quite enjoyable. The roast was equally as good as the weather, and perhaps even more so considering how many of us got up for second helpings. The Yorkshire puddings were enormous, the roasted vegetables were absolutely sublime, and the nut roasts were totally gorgeous, too. Dessert consisted of popcorn ice cream (which was crazy-awesome) and fruit salad, although by that point I think many of us were too full to do much else apart from fall asleep at the table!
On our way back home we went with my mother-in-law to find the best conker tree in town, and we actually ended up discovering a street lined with conker trees. Everywhere we looked we kept finding conker after conker, and five minutes later my purse was overflowing with the darn things! Eventually we had to stop picking up conkers, mostly because we just didn’t have anywhere else to put them, and so turned around and went home.
And now I have four bowls full of conkers! Let this be a warning to any spider thinking of crawling around my house this season.
So today was really lovely. I ate a bunch of delicious food and had a lovely walk around town, plus I busted out my 50mm lens for the first time in what seems like ages. What a nice way to spend a Sunday. See you tomorrow!