We took Archie to Temple Newsam for his walk yesterday. I wanted to go somewhere with lots of trees so that I could look for conkers. I'm not sure if they're called conkers around the world, anyway, what I mean are the shiny, dark brown nuts of the Horse Chestnut tree. I need conkers.
I didn't manage to find one, single conker. There were plenty of acorns and helecopter seeds from the Sycamore. I need conkers. I've heard that scattering a few conkers near doors and on window ledges deter spiders from entering the house. How true it is I'm not sure, but anything's worth a try. I'm finding huge spiders in the house at the moment, sheltering from the colder weather, no doubt. I even had a cheeky thing climbing the stairs at the side of me yesterday, and another walking the wall next to where I was sat. It's no good, I need conkers.
I'm loving all the changing colours at the moment so our walk wasn't without its plus points, but I need conkers.