Friday, May 26, 2006

Walk Thirty-two – Mr Darby’s House

Out early this morning to walk up to Langley Wood before starting work. As I walked down the High Street I spotted the new Sandridge bus shelter which was a perfect place to draw from without my picture getting wet from the drizzle of rain. I promise I really did continue to walk the mile up past the wood afterwards.


Blogger Alison said...

I like the red post box - we don't have that sort here anymore. And who is Mr Darby?

9:27 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

The village shop (two doors to the left of the picture) has been called 'Darby's' since at least the 1920s. Sadly the latest owners who took over a couple of years ago have given the shop a new less attractive name so as one of the members of the Darby family lives in this house, I wanted to use his name. In fact I think we should now all call this bit of the village 'Darby's Corner!' I like our red postboxes - hopefully they won't go the way of the red phone boxes which have in the main been removed or replaced with sweeter smelling but less visually attractive modern ones.

11:55 am  
Blogger Katherine said...

I was doing all my walking around Bluewater yesterday. I can really recommend shopping malls for getting the walking done on rainy days!

12:52 pm  
Blogger Katherine said...

Julie - did I remember to say that Laura is interested in doing a sketchcrawl when she is over in October? The aim is that it should coincide with "The Big Draw" month. Might you be up for one - probably somewhere easy to get to in London? Or I guess we could always come on a walk with you!

4:31 pm  
Blogger Sue said...

Conratulations on the every day posting Julie. Can't believe you manage to squeeze in a sketch/walk before work with a young family. YOur story with todays walk is a delight.

7:48 pm  
Blogger Freiluftmaler said...

You have great ssketching skills, I like your play with water colors.

9:18 pm  

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