We were supposed to be street sketching, but the brollies were already out as we met on Saturday morning, so we took refuge in what turned out to be a fabulous tea room for drawing.
It was early enough that we had the whole upstairs to ourselves and there were great views out, for those who wanted to draw Buxton Pavilion gardens (you can just spot Simone Ridyard at the far end).
I couldn't resist the well in the middle though. I sat on the edge of a huge balcony with a view down over people sipping tea below:
I stood up and leaned over the railing for the sketch above, but kept worrying that I would lose the grip on my sketchbook and it would go flying down and hit somebody on the head! So I sat down for sketch two, which is probably why it is more controlled. (and arguably less exciting)
After that, we headed off to the Cheshire Cheese pub (still under our brollies) for a spot of lunch. We were by now about 27 strong - we took up one whole side of the pub - so it was a while before the food arrived, which gave me time to do this one (first page of a new book, hence the email address):
I was so involved, I didn't even notice my sneaky neighbour snapping me in action once again: