Not just a Conker Tree.. #WhatsTheStory

By | October 7, 2013

Not just a Conker Tree.. #WhatsTheStory

This is a conker tree, just at the boundary to D’s school.

It represents much more than just conkers to us, which D loves collecting by the way.

For ages, the tree had a shiny helium balloon caught up on its higher branches, over time we could see how the wind had twisted the ribbon around and around its branches, we thought it would always be there. Something to look out for as we made the journey to school.

D’s school is next to a secondary school and the lower branches are all a bit battered from school bags and being pulled/climbed on, it still stands proudly on the corner though.

The tree also represents to us a stage of the journey to D’s school, by then we’ve dropped T off, gone past the other primary school, said "hello and thank you" to the lollipop lady and crossed another road. By the time we reach the tree, it’s quiet enough for D to get out of her buggy and walk the remainder of the way to her school, holding my hand. It’s nice.

We do a similar procedure on the way home, she knows that she’ll be able to jump (sometimes literally) in her buggy once we’ve reached "the conker tree".

It’s always there for us, through the changing seasons, a visual reminder for D that we’re nearly there. It produces some pretty good conkers too!

More details in the post below and I’ve linked this blog to #WhatsTheStory.

Not just a Conker Tree.. #WhatsTheStory
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Charly Dove on 7th October 2013 at 11:44 am.

What a fabulous story. I love the idea of having a tree that’s so significant and something to look out for to and from school (has the balloon gone now?). Collecting conkers is great too so that must be great fun, I’ve just done it with POD for the first time. They’re now scattered around the house! Great post, thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory


mama syder on 7th October 2013 at 12:19 pm.

Lovely story. I love conker trees x


Coombe Mill on 7th October 2013 at 11:45 pm.

When you stop and think like this a tree like this one can be quite special. We have one on our farm, it’s not a conker tree but a favourite climbing one the kids love.


adayindadslife on 8th October 2013 at 12:23 am.

What a fab story love the fact that your daughter knows what the conker tree measns to her and her journey to and from school


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