It was supposed to rain all weekend. I woke up Saturday morning and it was raining. By mid-morning it was beautiful – really hot. I decided to go out for a while and draw a postbox for the Urban Sketchers’ weekly challenge. I planned on sitting in the window of a cafe in a side street beside the local post office . When I got there it was bursting at the seams – all the cafes were full. Newtown is a place where everyone goes for coffee or out for breakfast on an unexpectedly beautiful Saturday.
Instead, I sat on the steps to the back entrance of the Post Office, on the same side of the street as the post box. I was in the full sun and I’ve got sunburn marks to prove it. In the end it drove me away and I went home to put the colour on. Those same two guys were still sitting in MY seat in the window of the cafe opposite.