Whatever happened to the carefree days of kids playing with conkers, munching on different wild foods, playing marbles and climbing trees? It seems these days there more interested in stabbing each other, fighting, looking like Jordan or Jodie marsh and generally abusing anyone around, be it verbally or otherwise. Of course I only speak of a small percentage of the Britain’s under 16’s, but that percentage is growing. I remember when I was a young lad a wayside nibble was something treasured, getting the best conker out of a tree, the enigmatic “cheese cutter” being a excellent find for nailing your opponent’s hopeful thing-on-a-string. At school we used to eat crab apples, sweet chestnuts, blackberries and wild rhubarb (which was actually Japanese knotweed- but we were not to know!) The simple understanding that if you get stung by a stinging nettle, you rub a dock leaf on it to remove the throbbing sting. I bet very few children know that these days. What is the world coming to honestly!