otterylexa should be coming to the party next weekend, so that's all ok.
Tomorrow I shall be exploring the disused railway track near the village. It used to lead from the east to Thurnby and Scraptoft station. There was no actual interconnection with any of the mainlines running through Leicester - so rather unsurprisingly didn't last long. It's clearly shown on OS maps, and at least one of the railway bridges is still standing, so am rather curious to find out what is left. There should possibly be a viaduct, and the map seems to indicate a tunnel!