As promised here is the last picture from Norfolk and it is of my current favourite tree for crafty purposes, the birch. The pine woods contain a reasonable number of birch trees and I was able not only to find some fascinating fungi like this one
which I believe to be the Birch Polypore which appears to be an all round useful fungi being used as a plaster, strop and tinder. Now I've figured out it won't kill me then I shall pick the next one I find.
I shall hopefully get educated about mushrooming here as there are people selling all the wild varieties on street corners here and it is seen as a very normal thing to do.
Whilst playing with birch trees I also managed to start a fire using birch bark and a swedish firesteel. The cellulose in Birch has many similarities with plastics and this is apparently why it can be used as tinder even when wet. I just fluffed up the bark by dragging a knife edge over it and then holding it in place with the firesteel as I struck down onto it.