Tabitha has her portrait sketched


I see this lady around the village all the time. We saw her sketching a lady at the Rottingdean fair, and liked her style so got her to sketch Tabitha's likeness. The pressure of doing this job must be crazy for the wrong sort of people. I guess that's why caricatures are more popular than earnest pictures. The risk:reward is way off if you're trying to draw a picture someone might like!


Humans Being Bros

No idea where these duckings came from. I'm guessing the mother was trying to keep them from the seagulls but now it's time to get them to the pond.

These lovely people were helping the seagulls' lunch ducklings get to the pond without getting crushed by impatient motorists.


Grey Beach

I went on a beach clean in the rain as part of a school trip with Tabitha's school. Beforehand I went for a wander among the rockpools. I really like anemones.

There was a nice dog at the clean. He would have been fluffy, were it not for the rain.


A while

There are those friends you don't see for a while. You're all busy; it's fine. You talk occasionally, and it's all good. But when you get to hang out it's like you see each other all the time and nothing's changed since you first met. Those friends are so, so good to see.

We wrapped up and went for a walk as the sun was setting, and it was very good.


Mini-hike in the rain

Charlotte took this but I like it and it has me in it

Had an appointment at the hygienist this morning and felt uncharacteristically optimistic afterwards. I've been super busy at work this week and was looking forward to getting out and taking some pictures this weekend.

Then it started raining.

Then it didn't stop.

But I still really wanted to go out, so I dragged The Ladies and The Dog up over the Downs to explore and take some photos in the rain. It was a nice walk but we were pretty drenched and grumpy by the end of it.

Still, being selfish about it, I like these photos I got. And also smashed my newly-raised activity goal on my watch, so now I can, of course, slob about all afternoon watching TV and eating junk food. That's definitely how that works.