Cheese-cutter, Bristol, October 2021

Cheese-cutter

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Nestled side by side

cocooned in spikey armour

prepared for battle

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by Scooj

  • Although no longer permitted in the schoolyard, the game of conkers was one of those things that we simply grew up with. The excitement of collecting shiny new conkers and breaking them free from their shells was one of autumn’s pure joys. A cheese-cutter was a flattened conker that had shared its outer shell with another and were thought to bestow an advantage by cracking open your opponent’s conker using the sharp flat edge. such happy days. I still find new conkers irresistible and still come home with pocketfuls of them.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

8 thoughts on “Cheese-cutter”

      1. What I do from time to time is just to bury one a few inches down in a pot of soil.
        I now have a little one thats in it’s second year and a bigger one that’s over ten years old.

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      1. I love that. Mother had pine cones in her window going ripe, that every now and then you could hear them popping open in the sunshine. She grew the seeds in pots. 🌱
        At 90 a plant-based πŸ“πŸ’πŸ₯•πŸŒπŸ΅πŸ‡πŸ†
        personification of
        “Never too late to do something positive”.
        🌳🌲🌳🌲🌳🌴🌳🌳🌲🌳🌴🌲🌳

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  1. Cheese-cutter On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Natural adventures wrote:

    > scooj posted: ” . Nestled side by side cocooned in spikey armour prepared > for battle . by Scooj Although no longer permitted in the schoolyard, the > game of conkers was one of those things that we simply grew up with. The > excitement of collecting shiny” >

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