Breakfast was an all you can brambles buffet, the hedgerows are teaming with them just now.
Down here in the New Forest the blackberries are well past their best. We picked a couple of kilos a few weeks ago, plus some windfall apples, and made 10 jars of scrummy jelly. Beware picking the last remaining berries after the first frost, the flavour changes to Ugh!
Folklorists describe it variously as having been touched by the devil's fingers, or he spat on or pee'd on them...you have been warned !