For once, here is a timely diary update for your consideration as Autumn is definitely taking hold.
I have taken a few days leave, and done a few things.
A nice day with good company in nice surroundings - <more photos here>.
Over the next few days, we made a birthday cake and then I spent a couple of days cutting my grass and visiting my Mum.
During the following week, day turned to night as the remnants of Storm Brian moved across Surrey.
At about 15:15, the sky turned a little yellow, but by 15:30 it was dusk like and the Sun and sky turned an incredible red, before the sun seemed to go out as it was obscured by thick cloud.
Either way, it seemed a bit spooky and as Eclipse-like as I have ever witnessed.
First, I had a screw work it's deflating magic in one of my rear tyres, but couldn't get the wheel off at the roadside. A friend with more relevant came out and gave it a kick and off she popped. Thanks, Trevor.
Next, during the Wisley trip mentioned earlier, I noticed that the steering was intermittently
skippy, light and drifting.
I took the car to the mechanic and he looked, dismantled and found nothing of importance out of place, so put the bits back together. Oddly, the drive was fine after that.
I took his advice and had the tracking checked out, and it was out of alignment - after adjustment, the car seems fine.
And finally in this department, the fake owl which has been placed as a pigeon deterrent at the office. I am not as convinced about this as I might be, because there are owls in the trees in the grounds at the office so I would have thought that the pigeons would have been deterred already. We shall see.
Take care folks... let's be careful out there.