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  • A trip to the Highlands

    A trip to the Highlands

    Last week I managed a few days up by Loch Rannoch and it was wonderfully peaceful. Just off the main routes for tour busses and caravans my wife and I enjoyed a break at the Loch Rannoch Hotel and Spa and I thoroughly recommend it. Perfectly positioned on the loch with walks all around us … Continue reading A trip to the Highlands →
  • Sketching the shops

    Sketching the shops

    A well needed pit stop to sketch this grocers on the Southside of Edinburgh. Sometimes you just need to take a few moments for yourself, to forget your worries and concentrate on a little drawing. I am very fortunate that although drawing has now become my job, that I can still find such joy and … Continue reading Sketching the shops →
  • Music in the gardens

    Music in the gardens

    The Mind Be Kind Festival brings happiness to Princes Street Gardens I happened to be in Princes Street on Sunday and followed the music which led me into the gardens to a free concert in aid of Mind Be Kind The The Well Happy Band were playing and Gail Porter was on stage, all raising awareness and positivity … Continue reading Music in the gardens →
  • Edinburgh’s Taxis day out

    Edinburgh’s Taxis day out

    On Tuesday Edinburgh’s Taxi Outing took place, after a 2 year absence. A fantastic, usually annual event where taxi drivers decorate their vehicles with balloons and take children with special needs, life-limiting conditions and terminal illnesses out for a day trip and a parade through the city. I remember seeing the bright and colourful cabs … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Taxis day out →
  • Teatime trip to the seaside

    Teatime trip to the seaside

    Last night the Sketcher family took a trip to the beach by the bridges, ate fish and chips and enjoyed the epic views. I had to hand over some artwork to a client coming from Perth so South Queensferry seemed a great place to meet. My family and I headed there with a plan of … Continue reading Teatime trip to the seaside →

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