I agree Worcestershire is a lovely county and it's been my home for over 30 years - I guess we often neglect the place that we are most familiar with compared to the exotic (although I realise that not everyone would consider the Hebrides "exotic"!)
I also agree that the A100 is a great camera and I have enjoyed using it and the pictures it takes so much more since investing in additional lenses. It's not just the ability to change lenses, I think more about the pictures I take because I have to think about which lens I want to use - if that makes sense. The Minolta 50 1.7 simply blew me away when I used it for the first time, and the Tamron 17-50 2.8 is also great. (Still learning to get the best from the others
Nex 5, Nex 6 (IR), A7M2, A99 and a bunch of lenses.