Sorry I've not been posting as regularly as usual, but I am out every day still, travelling on yet more trains (as you can see). I'm staying away from home 3 or 4 days a week at the moment, so no computer access.
I managed to see children from 12 different schools last week, plus I even worked this Sunday, with a group of 'looked-after children' in Stockport. It's been ridiculously busy, and I had to spend the night of my birthday, last Tuesday, all on my tod, in a hotel in Corby. It was full of men: an Electrical Engineering Products conference (whoopee!). But it's still been worth it.
The day was to celebrate the opening of their new library and I had the honour of cutting the ribbon. They also had a wonderful jazz singer working with the children. She had the whole school, plus parents, singing Ballin' The Jack, with all the actions - I had a grin that made my cheeks ache. I do love a good sing-song and I'm obviously not alone!
The children all made me these lovely birthday cards and gave me a little Oakway teddy to take home - thank you!
They also bought every single one of the books I had with me, which was extra nice, as I didn't have to carry them around for the rest of the week!
I finished my travels at the beautiful historic town of Oundle (where I was unfortunately too knackered to draw my surroundings). This is the last sketch of the week, done on the final leg home to Sheffield: