Autumn is upon us and this is noticeable in the woodlands and parks as trees are busy shedding their leaves and fungal fruiting bodies abound. With a slight chill in the air, we set out to walk in the Manifold Valley. We parked up at Wetton Mill for a bun and a coffee before strolling to the base of Thors cave and beyond.
Having just had a bump on my car, someone hit my rear end, I now have a hire car whilst mine is being repaired. It is a Vauxhall Astra STi and it has a bit more clout than my old style Agila. It has some interesting features such as a steering column and console that you can bang your knees on, a narrow sun visor that hits you on the head when you try to use it, big sloping door posts that obstructs your view at junctions and an air conditioning unit that only works when the fan is on. And of course, the small sporty steering wheel that obscures parts of the instrument panel. Definitely a car designed for 'posers' rather than drivers.