This is going to be a dog's breakfast of (what's the word for "setting things out"?) formatting!
I have another blog for the grandkids* and have just discovered that Flickr posts pictures directly to it, very nicely, but won't to this one
Oh well ... learn as I go.
A friend has suggested that this fungus is a Cortinarius, but neither of us knows more than that.
If anyone else can help with a closer ID I would be grateful.