Today saw another bright and sunny day so we decided to take advantage of the beautiful light and headed out in search of conkers. I have read that conkers keep spiders at bay, and with a rather severe fear of these little creepy crawlies this sounded good to me … whether true or not.

Conkers to keep the spiders away


Caspian is getting so interested in everything around him learning to catagorise what he sees, though every animal we come across is still greeted with the same sound of “Eek”. It’s what he uses when he sees our cat and at the park this was said or rather screamed at the gorgeous pair of swans we came across. We had brought them some stale bread, but unfortunately for the swans not much was left after Caspian got his hands on it.


scandimummy_single_swanThe Eek… I mean swan that had to go hungry!

We found lots of conkers, which will now be distributed in the various rooms of the house. Spiders beware! And we came across some of Bushy Park’s many deer. This lot were in the middle of a bath and cooled off in the small stream while the daddy deer was making himself noticed parading about. It’s rutting season and his guy was loud! He even chased off a younger male that approached.

Leggings from Danish brand Molo matching my surroundings

I was dressed to match with my leggings featuring swan and deer print from Danish brand Molo and my favourite fuchsia duster coat from And Caspian was wearing some of Britian’s best in his new Frugi dungarees and his Edward suede shoes from the blog’s advertising partnersย Growing Needs and Little Lulu’s.


scandimummy_playing_with_grassNothing beats nature when it comes to fun toys

I unfortunately lost one of my boots as I had brought a pair of walking shoes and changed half way. It must have slipped off the buggy’s basket and we didn’t notice. We did try and go back to find it but it was too well camouflaged as it was nowhere to be found…maybe one of the Cin-deer-ellas got hold of it? Oh well, luckily they were not expensive and I guess this means I just have to look around for a new pair of autumn boots.

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  1. It looks like a great Sunday out! We haven’t had much luck with finding conkers, there are very few up here! I can’t believe how close you to the deer, they are obviously used to humans! I love that your son calls everything eek, my littlest used to call everything oosh, but has finally started naming things or at least saying ook (look).
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. Oh no sorry you lost your boots! What a perfect excuse to go shopping though. What a lovely little walk you’ve had and such a sunny day. Does the conker thing really work with spiders? If it does i’m going out straight away and getting some. I’m terrified of spiders. Thank you so, so much for linking to #whatevertheweather xx

  3. This looks great, I can’t believe how relaxed the deer seemed in your company. I am also a bit of a wimp when it comes to spiders so I would love to know iof your experiment pays off as I have heard the conker thing before too ^_^

    1. Maybe it’s because they saw the leggings, and simply thought I was one of them ๐Ÿ˜‰ Though happy the big guy didn’t come after me!

      It seems to be working. Though not sure if this is because the spiders simply can’t be asked to crawl all the way up to the 3rd floor, as we are currently only living at the top of our house. Too scared to go down and check on the ground floor!

      Thank you for reading.

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  4. I didn’t know that about the Conkers. I’m even more disappointed I haven’t seen any around this year. I’m in awe of you seeing all those deers close up. I’ve been hiking in Scotland many moons ago during rutting season. There were some interesting noises going on! #whatevertheweather

    1. Ha ha… yes, they can be really loud at this time. A bit like drunken guys in a pub towards the end of the evening ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for popping over.

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    1. Well, it seems to be working. The spiders are yet to enter our house, though there are lot just outside. Thank you for stopping by!

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  5. I can’t believe you lost a boot! Noooo. Looking good! I used to love collecting conkers as a child but never knew they warded off spiders. Interesting fact ๐Ÿ™‚ YOu look like you had a fab time and the pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and please pop back xx

    1. I know! They were my favourite, too. But luckily really, really cheap… and a great excuse to go shopping ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you for reading and hosting #bestandworst ๐Ÿ™‚

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  6. What a lovely post! I love your photos and your leggings are amazing!! So pretty!! I love the whole outfit!! I can’t believe you were so close to the deer. It looks awesome!! I think my girls would love to be that close to them. This is definitely a place that I will put on my to do place to visit soon! Thanks for linking up this post with me at #KCACOLS. I would love if you can join me again on Sunday!! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    1. The leggings are so comfortable too. I’ve gathered quite a collection from Molo. The park is a bit like a mini wild life zoo, we are so fortunate to have it on our doorstep. Thank you for popping over and for hosting!

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  7. That looked like a nice day out, and a great park too. We don’t live too far away from Bushy Park so we will have to go and have a look ourselves at some point! I can’t believe you got so close to the deer! Thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS

    1. You must go! It’s a great park incl. the Woodlands. And so many deer you can’t avoid getting up close and personal with a few. Thank you for reading!

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  8. Were the conkers effective at warding off spiders?

    Just wait until your son is old enough for conker fights – fun times ahead. It seems as though you made the most of this lovely autumn weather. #bestandworst

    1. Haven’t seen any spiders yet, so maybe! Oh dear, conker fights?! Yes, I can see happen. My idea of sitting him down and quietly making conker animals is probably never going to happen. Thank you for stopping by!

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  9. Some lovely photos of you all there. I need to take my children out looking for conkers, there seems to be a distinct lack of conker trees here xxx #KCACOLS

    1. Thank you. I donโ€™t know if itโ€™s a Scandinavian thing as we have lots of Chestnut trees, but I recall making conker animals with my dad when I was little using matches for legs etc. Itโ€™s a great and cheap activity for children ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you find some.

      Nadia โ€“ ScandiMummy x

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