Wednesday, 18 July 2012

More Airfix at inappropriate times

'I just need to stick this bit'................'But it's time for bed Jack!'

Monday, 16 July 2012

The Phoenix Pub

This is where JB goes to have a beer. It is in fact on the other side of the village from our house, so quite a walk there and back. But no other Pub will do; this one is the best one in the village. The old cars outside are from the vintage car garage which is to the left of the sketch. They use the car park at quieter times of the day to maneuver all their kit around.

On New Year’s day lots of vintage cars from quite far around meet at the Phoenix for their annual 'get together'. Andy, the publican lays on a special menu including homemade soup, chili, burgers and steak sandwiches which is served in the car park, so you can eat and ogle at the cars all at the same time. Of course the kids love it, especially the fizzy drink and burgers.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Tired Jack and an accident

A quick sketch of Jack slumped on the sofa after a busy weekend. This morning Jack and Sam played tennis for what must have been at least four hours.

At the time of writing this blog there are two ambulances on the A30 at the bottom of our garden attending to what looks like a big accident which has only just happened. I heard a massive bang.  I've just been to have a look and the car has gone in to the hedge on the opposite side, totally crumpled. They were loading someone on to a stretcher. Since we have lived here, there have been three fatal accidents on Star Hill in two years. I would be very surprised if there was anyone who has survived in this one. Very sad.