First sketch in the new house : )


Happy Easter. We have just moved into our new house, near Lancaster, NW England. This is Johnny ‘relaxing’ with his iPhone after a hard evenings unpacking. And Ashby just relaxing.

Moving has been a fairly protracted event, as we drove from Vienna and stopped off four times along the way in Salzburg, Trier, Brussels, and Leamington Spa. Springtime had already arrived in Vienna, the Saturday before we left was a lovely 19˚C. I was playing with Vienna Pipes and Drums in the St Patrick’s Day Parade, my farewell gig. It was also lovely weather in Trier, an old town on the river Mosel, near the border of Luxembourg. Unfortunately things degenerated from then on; we returned to the UK in time to experience bitter north winds and snow…

I’m renting some studio space in Hornby, and am currently setting things up. It’s situated in a beautiful location in the Lune Valley, east of Lancaster. Just across the fields is the confluence of the rivers Wenning and the Lune. Hornby is situated close to the border with North Yorkshire, and as I drive there I get lovely views across the fells, including the prominent hill Ingleborough. Also a great area for wildlife, I’ve often seen kingfishers on the Lune and there have been recent reports of otters. : ) Some drawings coming soon.

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