I love Autumn. I love all the colours and the crisp autumn air. It is particularly lovely with the warm weather lately in that there are gorgeous blue skies and a bit of warmth in the sun to go with all of this. At 8 months pregnant I am not getting out to enjoy the autumn as much as I would normally and it has been bugging me.
So, one day last week Monkey and I went for a little Autumn walk and it was just lovely. Monkey loves going for a walk but I do try and take a couple of things to entertain him while we are out, and one of the best things is a big bubble wand. Aren’t these things just fabulous inventions? Just a wave around and you get some gorgeous big bubbles. With some cheap bubble liquid from the garden centre they are refillable too so we keep refilling and using it.
Monkey loves bubbles (as do most little ones I am sure) and adores chasing them around! He had so much fun running after them, trying to catch them and pop them. So cute to hear him talking to them and about them too “More Bubbah” “Too high” “can’t get” “Come back!”
He always likes to have a go at making the bubbles himself too, sometimes with more success than others! I was quite impressed though as he usually ends up shaking the bottle around too and spilling the liquid, but he managed to keep the bottle still this time and actually didn’t spill any on the whole trip! Well done Monkey!
While we were out I thought we would have a look and see if we could find some conkers. I grew up in this area and know where some good horse chestnut trees are (right by my old house in fact!), but I always remember struggling to find many conkers as it always seemed that other kids had got there first, so I wasn’t sure if we would find any. We were in luck though, as there was LOADS! (Apparently it is a bumper year for them this year?)
Monkey loved collecting conkers and had so much fun looking for them and gathering them up in the bag. It was just lovely and relaxed and it is so beautiful with all the leaves changing colours and lovely blue sky, we were there for a while! Pretty soon though the bag started to feel heavy so it was time to head home again, with lots more bubble blowing on the way.
When we got home we checked out our haul, I knew we had collected quite a few conkers but I was surprised to see quite how many we brought home! There are loads! Plus one or two other things that just had to come with us 🙂
So now we need to get cracking with some conker crafts! thankfully I have seen lots of fab ideas from other bloggers already! 🙂 There will no doubt be some conker craft posts of my own to follow 😉
This lovely weather we have been having has been so perfect for nature hunts and autumn walks. some great colours in your photos and Monkey looks a firm fan of conker hunting. I look forward to seeing your crafts too and thankyou for linking to Country Kids.
Thanks Fiona, he took to the conker hunting really well actually, it was lovely! xx
Autumn is such a lovely season – so many fun things to do 🙂 #savouringtheseason
What a wonderful walk, bubbles and conkers, two of my favourite things! Lovely seeing him chase around after the bubbles. Good luck with the conker crafts, I look forward to reading about what you get up to. x
thanks Karen, it was so much fun and we shall see what we get up to! xx
Looks like great fun. We love bubbles too but too young for conkers at the moment but I would love to go conker hunting with the girls. Autumn is such an enchanting season! Xx
It’s gorgeous isn;t it and I bet the will love conkers when they get a bit bigger too 🙂 xx
I used to love conker crafts when I was growing up 🙂
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Sounds like you had a lovely day. We struggled to find any conkers, my hubby stood throwing a stick at a tree to bring some down, but we still only managed 12 or 13 in total! x
ah that’s a shame! At least you got some though, I was so surprised with how many we found! xx
Lovely pictures and quite a haul of conkers you have there. I had an argument with my husband in the forest about what tree conkers came from last week (I was right-naturally) #familyfriday
Thanks Louise and Lol, naturally! 😉 xx
Ah lovely photos, its surprising how the simple things in life can keep children happy for ages x
thank you! It is pretty amazing isn’t it 🙂 xx
Yes, we have loads of conkers and they’re really good this year-the weather seems to have suited them. And I agree, bubble wands are wonderful inventions aren’t they 🙂
It really does doesn’t it? Good news for us 🙂 Oh they are, so simple but ingenious! xx
Lovely photos and looks like you had a fun day out. Bubbles and conkers is a fabulous combination! 🙂
It was very lovely and so much fun 🙂 xx
Bubbles and conkers sounds like the perfect afternoon, and you have a seriously impressive haul of conkers – I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with to do with them, other than just putting them in a pot and stroking them of course (which is what my Elma likes to do!)
hahaha that sounds like the best idea yet 🙂 well done Elma! xx
Wow Caroline you and monkey certainly did get a good haul there!!! Gorgeous pictures, little monkey looked like he had a blast 🙂 xx
thanks hon we really did, I am so impressed with how many we found! he loved it too which is the most important thing! xx
Never mind Monkey! I’m 36 and a day of chasing bubbles and collecting conkers sounds brilliant! Thanks for linking up #FamilyFriday
hahah i loved it too to be honest 🙂 xx
Yes, we get a haul of conkers every time we go out at the moment. It’s OK, except when Little Miss picks an ‘extra special one’ and I lost in among all the others! opps….
haha oops, I can imagine that happens very easily! xx
Great conker haul, Caroline! I love Autumn too, it’s definitely my favourite season I think, I just love all the colours of the trees/bushes when out and about 🙂 #ordinarymoments
Thanks lovely, I agree and I have loved it has been so mild this year so far! xx
I love autumn, we’ve had a couple of lovely walks this week enjoying the sunshine and leaves. We don’t seem to get conkers though 🙁 Those bubble wands are the best! #TheOrdinaryMoments #CountryKids
Ah boo to no conkers! Gla dyou have been enjoying autumn though, it is just a lovely time of year 🙂 xx
Looks like a fab day and I love the autumnal pictures 🙂 It looks like you’ll have your time filled-up with conker-crafts for a while 😉 x
haha I know, need to figure out some things to do with them now really! 🙂 xx
Lovely post and beautiful pictures. The simpliest things are always the most fun x
Thank you and that is definitely true 🙂 xx
Must put conker collecting on my to do list
ooh yes do, it’s great fun! xx
Wow you got lots and lots of conkers, we must go out and have a hunt for some, we haven’t done it yet this year! My girls love playing with bubbles too! x
I know we did really well! I hope you find lots too 🙂 xx
Blimey that is an excellent stash of conkers. He sounds so cute telling the bubbles to come back!! 🙂
haha I know I love it! 🙂 xx
Lovely pics! We love going for nature walks too and looking forward to conkers craft posts 🙂 xx
Thank you it was a lovely walk, haha will see what we can come up with! xx
Love that shot of the sunlight STREAMING through the trees! …And what a HUGE pile of conkers you collected! Can’t wait to see what you got up to with them 🙂
Thanks Steph, we did really well, will hopefully come up with some good ideas for things to do with them! xx
Looks like you had a lot of fun! Bubbles are brilliant, especially those that create the really big ones! I know my stepdaughter absolutely loves them.
I am looking forward to seeing what you make of the conkers – I have not seen that many posts (though I am sure they are out there) and am looking out for things to do with the ones that are falling from the big chestnut tree on our street!
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Thanks we really did have a lot of fun! I’ve seen a few which have thankfully given me some ideas, but w shall be sharing our ideas soon! xx
Hello there, that’s great-I love the autumn too and we have been out and about quite a bit with the mild weather. Little man did some painting with conkers at nursery last week but we haven’t attempted it at home yet-looking forward to seeing your ideas! x #magicmoments
It’s a gorgeous time of year! We have had a lot of fun with conkers and the post is now ready if you’d like to have a look! http://becomingastayathomemum.com/conker-crafts-and-activities-for-toddlers/
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Sounds like a perfect autumn day to me! Those bubble wands are brilliant! 🙂 looking forward to seeing all your conker crafts! Thanks for linking up to #SavouringtheSeason
It really was a gorgeous autumn day, and we have had lots of fun with conkers since! xx
Love the photo of him standing next to the enormous tree, he looks so cool and collected but so tiny as well. And that is a series conker collection!
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Thanks, I know it was a serious conker haul! xx
My little man loves the big bubble wands too. That’s an impressive haul! We’ve been collecting leaves recently 🙂 #familyfriday
They are great aren;t they? aww definitely a good time of year for collecting leaves! xx