As uitlander has already noted, this morning we went to Newbury Farmers' Market. Her desire for some well hung beef was at last satisfied, while I revisited the Bucklebury Farm stall and bought boar sausages and a boar joint for later use (I have in mind Wild Boar - Laxenberger Style, from the aforementioned book). I also obtained a couple of Polish sausages, and some beef to try out Tafelspitz, which I had at Beim Czaak in Vienna. Franz Joseph must have been an odd chap: for an emperor his taste for food, though pleasant enough, was fairly bland.
kharin noted that he has a film to use up, and that "autumn colours" would be a good use of the remaining shots, but that the leaves are still firmly attached to the trees, despite the fact that it is now October. Similarly, I noted that the apples I picked yesterday were not really ready and needed to be pulled firmly from the tree. I suspect that sometime in the near future we may trek to Kew, Harcourt or maybe Westonbirt. Does anyone have any other suggestions within reach of Reading?