Morning palaver

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We are notorious for losing keys, getting locked out of our house, getting locked IN the house (it’s true), and generally having poor key management.  We haven’t had a crises for a while and thought we’d sussed it, but it seems we never learn.

Hmmm…it’s been a while since I’ve drawn a full series of panels!

train-dilemmas

Scooting

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My new job is spread across the city of Cardiff.  I have two desks ‘conveniently’ located in separate buildings nearly 2 miles apart.   As you can imagine, travelling on foot wastes an awful lot of time and using a bicycle has its downsides: finding a space on a busy train; carrying extra kit (helmets, chain locks, fluorescent jackets); and finding somewhere to lock it up at work. So my solution?

A SCOOTER!!  The bees knees of travel! You may laugh, but I have thighs of steel and can manage my two mile trip in just under 15 minutes! It’s an unusual sight seeing adults scooting (or scootering?) down the road, but just a couple of days ago, I crossed paths with a very elegant looking lady gliding along on a scooter. We were both taken aback and did an air high-five as I shot past her with hot red cheeks, my rucksack hanging off my shoulder and the lactic acid burning.

scooter

Monsieur Squirrel

Squirrels have been a regular sight this holiday! Our campsite was besieged by them and our holiday cottage is frequented by a family of fat, quarrelsome squizzels searching for a tid bit or two! We even spotted one making off with an entire baguette (not ours I might add), he could hardly run straight under the weight! 

I wasn’t aware baguettes were part of a squirrel’s diet…perhaps he was French? 

  

Munich Part 1

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Munich is an attractive, vibrant city with grand buildings, wide streets and a welcoming atmosphere.   The Lonely Planet describes it like this: “The natural habitat of well-heeled power dressers and lederhosen-clad thigh-slappers, Mediterranean-style street cafes and Mitteleuropa beer halls, high-brow art and high-tech industry, Germany’s second city is a flourishing success story that revels in its own contradictions. If you’re looking for Alpine clichés, they’re all here, but the Bavarian metropolis sure has many an unexpected card down its Dirndl.”

And so Munich was our holiday destination for the Christmas period.  Despite ALL of the shops being closed between the 24th-26th December, and just missing out on the last of the Christmas markets, there was no shortage of eateries, beer halls and coffee shops to keep us in good spirits.   We spent much of our time wandering around the streets in the snow, dipping in and out of coffee shops or sampling gluhwein, bratwurst, saurkraut, schnitzel, apfelstrudel and spatzle (not necessarily in that order).    I did a few sketches while I was relaxing, so here is part one!

Munich Part 1