Walk Three Hundred and Fifty – Evening in Hammonds Lane
This evening Xavier and I walked the loop around Hammonds Lane (stopped to paint the rape seed crop) and through ‘No Name’ wood back to the village, into the churchyard, down the high street and home. There was a small group of large teenage boys with bikes loitering in the churchyard. Xavier is so funny – he isn’t in the least intimidated by older children. He struck them all dumb by demanding to know their names. When they didn’t reply he told them his name and persisted in wanting to know each and every one of their names. When they had all given in and mumbled their names to him, he then proceeded to show them the finer points of his ‘likebike’, how you can ride it inside the house and how there are stickers on both sides, and then he waved them goodbye and set off.
300mm x 225mm pen and watercolour on Arches HP paper