I hope that everyone had a lovely time over Easter.
If anyone needed a reminder of the impact of the rises to the cost of living affecting so many people, I recall that this time last year we managed about a week away in Barcelona. This year, by contrast, a few days away camping was all we could manage!
Fortunately, as many of you will know, we do love a spot of camping – even if at this time of year you take your chances with the weather!
I’m only just back from our little excursion, so this post will be brief – I still have a lot of unpacking to do (which is undoubtedly my least favourite part of camping!)
Here’s the view from our tent:
It was a treat to spend so much time looking at this scene during the course of each day and how the sun moved across from left to right see, totally changing the light and the shadows.
We were treated to seeing rabbits, pheasants, a fox and, to top it all, deer leaping through that lush field.
It was also really nice to find the time to get a few sketches done:
As well as getting some sketching time in, I also took my camera with me and I’m hoping that I’ll have a few decent references to work from in the weeks ahead.
Naturally, we got a good soaking too, but all of these experiences just make you appreciate the simple pleasures in life – like being dry, warm, and having a bed to sleep in!