This will be the last post for a bit while I take off again in search of The Great Outdoors.
And a poetic one it will be.
The day before we left the Lake District we went to visit Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth lived and produced many of his finest poetry.
We were taking advantage of a programme of free poetry in the grounds at the rear of the Wordsworth Museum run each summer, sitting on wooden benches on a grassy slope in the dappled shade of great oak trees.
As usual I cannot miss not just the free poetry but the free models for me to draw while they recite their stuff:
Got the girl's name wrong...it is in fact Penny Boxall, and the bloke is Andrew Forster.
And this was Katie Hale telling us "How to Kill a Mermaid":
And while I draw, my darling wife amuses herself with the goings-on of Cheryl Cole in 'Hello' magazine!:
Keeps me from getting too high-falutin' she does!