So it was up early this morning to see Nicola off to her residential today It is going to be strange tonight and the next few without her.

I was exhausted so I haven’t got much done today and it is frustrating as I have a lot to do with the run up to Christmas coming. I think it will be an early alarm clock tomorrow as I need to get a good session of painting in before I have a photo shoot with a wee terrier called Poppy. Poppy’s owners are the parents of Plum’s Mum and they were so impressed with Plum’s portrait I did they want to commission me.

I did mange to make a bit of headway with Oscar today so I will upload the photo to show you. He isn’t really as luminous in real like, my phone likes to up the saturation on a lot of images, particularly the orange ones. I have no idea why!