Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Verulamium Park

A beautiful day, a walk in the park and after sketching the view I had the good fortune to spend ages watching a kingfisher on the banks of the river Ver.

New Year, fresh start

Hugo and Xavier cooking together. Mummy trying to get back into sketching regularly

Saturday, August 13, 2016

And it's happened again!

I dutifully re-posted the letter I received the other day and it arrived in the post again this morning. Can no-one read at Royal Mail? 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

What's happened to Royal Mail?

I received this in the post today. The only part of this that relates in any way with my address is 86 High Street. It's even the wrong country and the postcode is nothing like my postcode. How could they get this so wrong?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Dusk from the fish restaurant Steni Vala

The view from the stern of the boat

Steni Vala, Alonissos island


Sailing in the Sporades

I've come back from a wonderful sailing holiday with two of my sons, Hugo and Xavier. The last time I went sailing there were numerous family members to tie ropes and pull up anchors, however this time I needed to carry out more roles than ship's cook, bottle-washer and artist, so I wasn't able to finish filling my Greek island sketchbook as I'd hoped I might. So it looks like I'll have to go back to Greece some time again to finish off the last few spreads. Nonetheless I'm pleased I managed these sketches and it was only because my boys did such a fantastic job running the boat.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Polish Choral music

Another choral concert by the St Albans Chamber Choir on the 2nd of July. Find out more here www.stalbanschamberchoir.org.uk

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Xavier and Tom playing chess