The second I spotted in the Park at Beckenham, Ben had to have a walk after the journey, and so did I. Not for the same reason I hasten to assure you.
It is not the best of photo's but that is a large Mistletoe plant, not in an ancient gnarled Apple Tree but in a fairly young bog standard park tree. Without the leaves I have no idea what it is. It is just high enough to deter gatherers and the tree trunk is smooth with no low branches for climbing. There were a few berries on it, I expect the squirrels may have taken most of them.
The journey over to Kent was great, very little traffic till Hammersmith, the sun was shining out of a clear blue sky and the outside temperature was 15c.
The journey home was a different matter, road works, accidents and sheer numbers of traffic meant that I lost 30 minutes before clearing the urban sprawl.
The M4 was also choc a block so I scooted off and came back via the M5 and skirted Ross on Wye and Monmouth. A far more pleasant drive and no queueing to pay to come back home.
Now I am off to Neath and a walk in the park with Ben, he will be delighted with the new smells.