But what is it?

Walking to the pub on Sunday (not back!) we saw this….

What a whopper!

 

It was about 8 inches long and quite amazing. However I have no idea what it is and am having problems finding it on the internet. Can anyone help?

Here’s a slightly different view of it…

Still don’t know what it is, but so shiny and lovely.

And just in case anyone horticultural is reading this (fat chance methinks), here is the leaf…

???

I have struggled to describe this when doing my search. Any help gratefully accepted.

See Ya xx

Conkers! For Adrienne x

Conkers conkers

How many did I see?

But where are the children?

They’re playing on the wii!!

Don’t forget to hover over the pics!

Particularly prickly pants!

Then there’s this one….Prehistoric maybe?

A relative of the diplodocus?

And this one warns you of the dangers of drinking that one drink too many!

Is it worth it?

Now whilst this looks rather like the first picture, I feel it has a more warrior like attitude, with a hint of meanness thrown in….

Hiiiiiiiiii YAH!

Well what can you see in this next one?…

Faster than the speed of light!

And here’s an odd thing…there was a sticky bud on the tree at the same time as conkers. I thought that sticky buds happened in Spring!?

Funny old weather!

And one more with captions…..

Is there a song ‘We’re in the army now’?

Finally just some shots of conkers on the tree….

That’s all!

See ya xx

Poems to make you smile!

Six silly poems written whilst out on a walk….Well you’ve got to have fun haven’t you?

 

I’m trying to write a book

Oh good grief it’s hard

I wish my name was William

Just like the famous bard!

 

I’d like to write a poem

I’d like to be a poet

But when I write a rhyme

It doesn’t seem to flow it just carries on and on without getting to the end

If I carry on like this then I’ll just go round the bend!

I like to watch the telly

Whilst sitting on my chair

This makes my bum grow bigger

Oh life just isn’t fair!

I’m going to buy a ticket

I’d really like to win

And if I won a packet

I’d celebrate with gin!

I said I’d stop the drinking

I said I’d give my word

But I can’t give up on Wednesday

Cos that would be absurd!

I said I’d give up working

I did it very well

But now I have no money

Oh bloody bloody hell!