Gillies Jones

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Italian Conkers

October 13, 2010

Visited Bolsano recently and  had to wonder if there was a childcatcher in town as the horse chestnut trees were laden with conkers, they were everywhere. My boy had his pockets so stuffed full within 5 minutes his trousers came down and no amount of belt tightening would hold them up ! Reminded me of very fond memories and had to restrain all my hunter gatherer instincts as the baggage allowance would not cope with my urge to collect the shiny beautiful fruits of these magnificent trees.