Sunday, July 8


Today was carnival day in Doddington. Sadly I couldn't make it to see the floats pass through the village but I did make it to the recreation ground at Benwick Road for the sports events and fare afterwards.
It was very busy partly due to continuing support from the villagers and partly due to the sun shining for what felt like the first time in weeks!
I sat just outside the refreshments hall which probably wasn't such a good idea as everyone that passed me either going in or coming out making them 'mobile' models in the strongest sense, speed was of the essence and no sooner I put pen to paper they were gone. In hind sight I should have grabbed my camping chair from the truck and situated myself across the other side of the sports field where spectators were lazing on the grass and soaking up the sun.
I did manage to come away with something in my W&N sketchbook though and although the quality is nothing special they will at least serve as memories of the day.

My youngest hit 3 out of 3 on the coconut stand, he is 9... Way to go Harry!!!


Shelly McC said...

Wonderful sketches!

Anita said...

Thanx Shelly!

phthaloblu said...

Great sketches of a festive day. Those mobile models are difficult to catch, aren't they?

Anita said...

Thanks Sherie, they certainly are a great challenge!