My favourite rose. What a busy couple of days getting ready for Flora going off on hockey tour to South Africa. Economical packing is not in her vocabulary at all. Anyway, I waved her off this afternoon and am feeling a little bereft so will hit the easel hard tomorrow. Some exciting news: my portrait of Diana has been accepted into the RBSA portrait prize exhibition which is a massive thrill, especially for my first proper portrait. The exhibition runs from next Wednesday in Birmingham if you’re interested in going.