Instead, we did nice things - which happen to include a wander round Aylesford and its environs. managed to take the camera - just in case.
This male Large Skipper was new for the year - though its habit of blasting off from one flower to another was a little frustrating.
Next up was this Meadow Brown - a little easier to snap.
And then we got back in to the yellow and black banded insects - this might be a Cerceris arenaria. At least, that's my best guess. If anyone wants to purchase an eraly Christmas present for me, I really would like a copy of 'The yellow & black banded bugs of Britain' - if such a thing exists!
Grey Squirrel - caught on film visiting a recycling bin. Presumably having dropped his empty beer cans off!
Ssummer Chafer on the lawn at Aylesford Priory.