Yesterday, Saturday, I cycled to the station and got a train to Brighton. A couple of hours later I arrived, and cycled along the sea front to the ‘King Alfred’ where the beach is not so crowded. Such a beautiful day, sun shining, the sea glistening, bouncy waves caught by the wind.
This is my camp!
Sketch in progress!
A little girl and her dad came over to see what I was doing, we had a chat and she told me her name – Amelie. Then her gran came over to see me and told me her name – ‘Pidg’, from Pidgeon, it was fun to show her my sketch’s from Barcelona, as the beach one has a pigeon walking along in it, but on the drawing I have spelt it pidgeon! it is lovely how the sketch book often becomes a way to connect with people. I had another quick dip and then started packing my things up.
Pidg, and Sadie, Amelies mum came over and helped me carry my things back across the pebbles, and they stayed and waved me off as I cycled away. I was so touched by their warmth and kindness and felt very blessed to have met them, I love those little moments in life.
Amelie, if you are reading this, I am saying ‘hello’, and sending love to your family! xx