Just a quick note to let you all know i'm still here! :-)
The weather yesterday afternoon and again today, was just dire, being wet and dark. Gas canons, hedge destroyers (sorry trimmers!) , dog walkers, shooters and fishermen have all conspired to make venturing out pointless, (I did try!) the lakes hold the best chance of anything new turning up, but they are the most disturbed of all.
Maybe i'll feel different when the dryer weather arrives, which was meant to be today! There again maybe I just need a kick up the arse to get me inspired again :-)