Leaving the UK after our holiday, we ended up at Heathrow several hours early (so that we could drop off the hire car without being charged for an extra day) and had to hang around before we could check our bags in. To stay awake we had coffee and of course I sketched. I always thought Caffè Nero was spelt Cafe – meaning coffee shop, however I found out after drawing this that Caffè is Italian for coffee. My perspective went a bit wonky on this, but I still like the result.
Last quick sketch at my parents house – a view I’ve done several times before, but still worth repeating.
Here is one of the last sketches I did at my parents house – just a doodle while I was watching TV.
Shopping in the lanes in Brighton, we stopped for a coffee at a cafe called “Wai kika moo kau” – this is the view from where we sat.
Just a quick doodle in the AirBnB place we stayed on the outskirts of Brighton – a nice 1930’s house with wooden floors.
After a walk along the cliff we went down to the beach, below the headland referred to as Beachy Head. As I was finishing this sketch it started to rain heavily and we had to run for shelter.
On Friday we drove out from Brighton to the ‘seven sisters’ – a series of chalk cliffs forming part of the South Downs. Walking along the cliff tops was beautiful but incredibly windy. We managed to find a relatively sheltered spot for a picnic and I drew this.
Here is a sketch done last night at a small restaurant in Brighton. They have a tilted mirror on the wall that reflects everything at a angle.
Here is a sketch of Lavenham done yesterday afternoon, from one of the many benches along the high street.
After wandering down the seafront in Aldeburgh, we lounged on the beach to wait for the parade to start. While others snoozed I sketched this view of boats and diggers.