Conker Championship

We had to go to the World Conker Championships as they were almost on our doorstep. In fact someone once said to me when I menioned where we lived – “O is that where the World Conker Chamiopnships are?”

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The children’s championship. I’ll have to teach ours to play before next year. And ours sampled the free face painting.

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Panda, Tiger, Cheetah, Bear.

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The guide dogs were there and JJ was led around a course by one, including going into some of the obstacles, but perhaps that may have been JJ not holding things as he was meant to.

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Finally these are the children drinking nettle tea that we made outside on our fire.

Local history afternoon.

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A very jolly man helped the boys to do archery. Bee and I (Matt) popped the most balloons of all the people there so we had a shoot off as a ‘final’, where we drew again.

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Some of the techniques in the archery were a little unorthodox – especially JJ. There was also armour to try on and talk about, plus a storyteller. All in all, it was a very lovely afternoon of chatting to the people there.

Fineshade Woods

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We spent Tuesday afternoon at Fineshade woods. We spent some time on tree identification, followed by some time in the coffee shop on cake identification.

Today seemed to mostly involve laundry, a small amount of reading, lots of chess, and a visit to a friend’s (Bee and Mip) to play Settlers of Catan.