Digital Painting – Water Lilies

I’ve just completed this and I’m pretty pleased with the result.

Water Lilies


Garden photos

I spent quite a bit of time in the garden today so I thought I’d post some photos.


Today, June and I went grocery shopping at Tesco.  Normally we go to Sainsbury’s or the Co-Op in Pocklington but the Tesco in Market Weighton is a much larger store and has a greater range of items, so every once in a while we go there to stock up on the the things we can’t get locally.

On the way back we decided to eat out for lunch and stopped at a pub we haven’t tried before, even though it’s pretty close to Pocklington.  The food was reasonably priced on the menu and I’m always a little wary that it might mean they skimp on the quality or the portions.  However, when the food arrived it came on plates that made out eyes boggle – neither of us managed to finish it all but what we had was delicious for pub fare and we’ll definitely go back again.  Even now, a couple of hours later, I’m feeling pretty stuffed and the work I was going to do in the garden will have to wait a little longer.  If you’re ever in the Pocklington area and looking for a pub meal it’s worth checking out the Wellington Oak on the A1079.  If you know the area at all, it’s opposite the Pocklington Canal.

We bought a new pair of phones for the landline while we were in Tesco – our old ones were giving all kinds of problems and I’m always concerned about missing business calls.  No worry now.  🙂  The installation of them was a doddle, which is a contrast to the previous ones as they took a lot of faffing with.

We’ve had quite a change in the house over the past couple of weeks.  The smallest bedroom, which had the treadmill in, has now been taken over by June’s two desks – computer and art – and this has left more room downstairs.  Well, there would be more room if we’d managed to find someone who wanted the treadmill, but so far no luck.  Maybe it’s going to be a permanent fixture in the dining room.


The landline phone is back, which means the broadband is back, which means lots of glorious online distractions and the chance to do a proper blog post.

Today has been mostly spent not online as I went to visit family as I try to do every other week.  This time, for a change, I took David and Leilani to see my Dad and brother (Katie wasn’t feeling too well, which was a shame).  A short time after we got there she fell asleep and when she woke up David asked if I wanted to feed her, which I obviously did.  I love feeding babies – they always seem so content and cute when taking the bottle.

Just as she was getting close to finishing the feed, she started filling her nappy in a big way.  I didn’t thinkshe was goign to stop and there was so much of it that it leaked out of the edges and onto my trousers.


Although it’s never very pleasant, it’s hardly the end of the world and as Leilani was giggling away it was hard to be mad at all.  Needless to say, I drove home with the windows down all the way.

Unfortunately, when I got home I found that June had had indigestion all day and has just spent the last four hours asleep on the couch.  I hope that it’s nothing too troubling as she needs to be well enough to have her knee operation in a couple of weeks.

I’ve just been watering many of the plants in the garden.  It really seems to dry out very quickly in this weather.  I think that if we get any more summers like this one we may have to think of a bit more shade to help retain some of the moisture.

I’ve also been drawing the two Mitchell cartoons for this week, the first of which I’ll be posting tomorrow as the schedule gets back on track after my unplanned hiatus.

As far as my own health goes, although I’ve been feeling pretty tired with the hot weather, generally I’ve felt much more positive over the last week or so.  Not only has the game writing been going very well, the development of my TV comedy idea has progressed well and I’m almost at the point of doing something with it.  The script for the first episode needs another draft, but the structure is strong and the comedy, I think, works well.