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As we approach in to the Autumn months it can only mean one thing! It's time to play Conkers.
Conkers is a traditional children's game in Britain and Ireland played using the seeds of Horse Chestnut trees—the name 'conker' is also applied to the seed and to the tree itself.
There are many ups and downs to being a market trader. The ups being you get to meet some great people and the downs being the unpredictable British weather!
The reason I started up The Forgotten Toy Shop on a market stall was simply because of costs. You only have to pay for your pitch, there are no rates or utility bills like what you get with being in a shop. I would love to have a shop, a place that I could call The Forgotten Toy Shop and one day I hope I can achieve this.
You've all heard of, if not before played the game Jacks but who has heard of Snobs?
Snobs is a traditional children's game played the world over for which there is no formal organising body. Consequently, rules vary from country to country and place to place.
The game is also known by a variety of names including Jackstones, Chuckstones, Dibs, Dabs, Fivestones, Otadama, Tally and Knucklebones.