My brother is a big fan of the great outdoors and likes to embrace this passion whenever and wherever possible. Recently he's been enjoying some wild swimming - this is a sketch of his view from Blea tarn in the Langdales.
On Firbank Fell, there is this place called Fox's pulpit - we came here as kids and climbed all over it! Such a great place.
This is Dodd Fell. Growing up we would camp at a place called Scarness near Bassenthwaite, in the summer half term, with a big group of families and friends from the North-West. This was the family friendly walk we would often do on the Saturday, with such stunning views from the top, and many snacks to keep us going!
I know I've done it before, but its just so sweet when they fall asleep on me and it happens so infrequently now. This time he even passed on lunch in favour of sleeping in my arms.
We're finally starting to play back outside without crying from cold within 10 minutes! We didn't even wear coats, though some of the dressing skills need honing...
These girls mean the world to me.
...some days, other days he just stands next to the gate waiting for me to open it! Also, he was really specific about the trousers he wore on this day, the were so bright, but they cheered me every time I saw him.
He's got so used to me drawing him whilst he plays, but he actually sat and posed for this one!
Drawing quickly before they move - my latest challenge!
Something slightly different, pencil instead of pen. He was half-way through a cardboard tunnel, and very pleased with himself.