|My spikey find|
I have finally found a lovely whole conker in it's spikey shell! Why is this exciting, you ask? Because now I can play conkers! Hooray!
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention - a conker is the seed inside a spikey shell that squirrels eat, but is also a game that children play with the seed part. To play conkers, you need a large whole conker (just the inside) which you will drill or skewer through. Then put a string through the hole and tie at the end creating a conker on a string. Your opponent will have the same thing and one of you will hold your string at the top letting the conker dangle down while the other swings his and tries to smash yours to bits. (just a side note, before this was properly explained to me, I thought kids played with conker still inside the spikey shell which I still think sounds a lot more exciting than the real version of the game!)
|Conker swing in action|
Image: Ashton Conker Club
Since my new conker hasn't beaten anyone, he's called a none-er.* Boo-hoo. And here he is as found:
|Conker hiding in his shell|
WTF mutated tiny twin testicular conkers?! Those won't beat the kids on the playground!
Guess I'll keep looking.... My first game will have to wait. I'll keep you posted.
*Regional verbage may vary