Friday, November 10, 2006

Walk One Hundred and Ninety-Nine – The shop we all call ‘Darby’s’

This shop has been run by the Darby family for decades – even the first non-Darby to own the shop didn’t dare to change the name. However the next owner has changed the name – though it’s going to be some time before any of us bother with that mouthful. I wanted to draw the shop this week as I noticed that we can now buy that there new fangled latte and moccha chocca frocca from the shop (see those signs either side of the door) – eat your heart out Starbucks – Sandridge is the hip new scene.

Although it was only five o’ clock when I set out, it was dark so this was one of the few places en route to the bluebell wood that had a little light.

130mm x 150mm ink pen on cartridge


Blogger Alison said...

Dark at 5.00 - that takes me back - to walking home from school in the dark at 4.00 in Scotland. I never see kids walking alone in the dark these days, although at 15/16 some are loose in the alcohol-fuelled areas of the city on a Saturday night. Hmmn... - I must try to draw our shops though there isn't a good place to stand and draw.

10:39 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

One of the reasons I couldn't bear to move to Scotland - however lovely -is that it gets dark even earlier than here.

8:18 am  
Blogger aimie said...

Rest Assures, the S after whom this shop was named in part is no longer a part of the business and the store will soon be fully renmaed.

10:50 pm  

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