Last Monday my girlfriend and I walked The Line. It's a new sculpture trail in London that follows the Meridian Line and links the 02 Arena with the Olympic Park. The sculptures are large and contemporary. I couldn't wait.
We walked The Line from north to south. After a winding walk from West Ham station we turned off Stratford High Street onto the path beside Three Mills Wall River.
We wondered if this was one of the sculptures. It wasn't. But at least we were on the right path. The squiggly thing in the distance is the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK's tallest sculpture.
Last Saturday I was a stall holder at the Canine Partners Summer Show. Canine Partners in Midhurst, West Sussex, is a charity that trains dogs to assist people with disabilities.
Since I draw portraits of dogs, and work with young people with disabilities, it felt like an appropriate fit.
It was my first stall of the year. I'll be honest: I felt nervous. Nervous about finding the place, anxious about driving across the field in my car (this is when a 4X4 is genuinely needed), and worried about erecting a gazebo on my own.