Friday, 8 April 2011
Skipping Off Work!
Today I was very bad...
Well, it was SUCH a gorgeous day. And let's be honest, given what it's been like in England for the last couple of summers, you've got to take your sun where you can get it!
So, after rushing off a few of the most important emails, I packed rucksack, closed the door on work and John and I escaped to the countryside.
I couldn't get over how hot is was. And not a single cloud anywhere in the rich blue sky for the whole day!
We drove to the point where the road ran out, then walked for about half an hour beside the lovely Howden Reservoir just outside Sheffield. The striking sunlight made the colours really zing. Canada Geese were mowing the grass, grouse kept leaping from the bracken stalks, doing their strange throaty chuckle, sheep with black and white faces stared at us as if to say - why aren't you at work?
We sat down on the grass beside a river and did some drawing. I had a go at capturing splashing water that ended up looking more like fireworks, but what did that matter when the sun was shining, I had prawn mayo sandwiches and a flask of tea? All was right with my world.
We walked on for another half an hour then sat by the river again. I did another sketch while John rested his eyes. Wonderful stuff. I didn't want to come home!