After recent travels, back to reality. A lunchtime walk at work produced what I think to be an Earthstar. I must head up to the attic to see if my old mushroom book is up there.
More Spids - Whate-crossed Garden spid? Certainly, we're heading for that time of year when pic os spiders webs can soon be taken.
Now I'm guessing that this is a Myathropa florae - on account of the pale areas on the thorax.