Sadly Peter and Linda had to leave us today to return home so, while they packed, I popped into Braemar of croissants and danish pastries which we enjoyed with coffee before waving them off. Heather and I then enjoyed a chilling out and catching up couple of hours before we set off for a local forest walk in the hope of photographing fungi. We had already seen quite a few on the site, including some magnificent fly agaric. We had an excellent walk and found and photographed plenty more fungi; the bracken was also looking wonderful in its fresh autumn colours. It did, however, harbour less desirable beasties and Heather picked up a tick. I couldn't understand her lack of enthusiasm, though, when I insisted on photographing it before removing it!! That apart,another excellent day finished off with a superb BBQ in the early evening sun.