Today I bought three books more than I intended because the assistant became excited and animated about teen fiction, fantasy and the dearth of positive female leads in books for 7 year olds.  My sister rang and I explained why I had yet to leave the shop.  “Ask her if she’s called Charley” she said.  I did, and she was.  My sister immediately recognised her because of she displays so much enthusiasm promoting books to my nephew.  Waterstones – pay that woman more!

2015-01-02 evening

Quick sketch as the sun set behind clouds behind me, watercolour washes added later from memory

The bloke in the music shop who restrung my ukulele also showed me how to oil a trumpet.  A good day for meeting people who know their stuff and are enthusiastic.