On Fridays I often finish work at 1pm. Normally I catch the fast train from Farnborough North direct back to Reading but yesterday, wanting to go to the barber's at Earley, I caught the train from Frimley to Ascot in order to connect with the Waterloo to Reading stopping train.
As we approached Ascot, I got up as usual and stood by the door to get a better view of the woodland on the inside of the curve into platform 3 and was rewarded by the sight of a largish deer hiding in the shade at the back of the wood and a fox curled up in the sun closer to the tracks.
Later on, at the barber's shop I felt too tired to read so I just gazed out of the windows while waiting my turn. In a gap between two buildings, a red kite appeared, spiraling slowly on a up-draft. I watched it do three full circles before it drifted off westward and out of my view.