“Pussycat Pussycat, where have you been?”

When I was little and I visited my Grandma, she would often say to me “Pussycat Pussycat, where have you been?” it was her way of asking me what I had been doing since last visiting her. It is actually the first line of an old English nursery rhyme dating back to the 16th Century, the full rhyme I have put below; “Pussycat pussycat, where have you been?” “I’ve been up to London to visit the Queen.” “Pussycat pussycat, what did you there?” “I frightened a little mouse under her chair” “MEOWW!” So what have I been doing since my last post?!?! Well I did some work in Korea for Pavone magazine before heading to the UK on business and to see family. I also managed to catch up with a few friends and watch a little of the Olympics. The Angel of the North On the way to Newcastle                

St James Park

My Dad and I

So after enjoying the Olympic soccer in Newcastle it was obviously time to visit the Pub, so next day I met up with old friends at The Grove in Leeds where they just happened to be having a live music festival.

The Grove Summer Music Barbecue!

[youtube]http://youtu.be/sqWl35-r1FU Of course this being Summer in the UK, it had to be raining for The Grove Summer music barbecue! Luckily there was a back up plan and we moved inside .My Pint of Beer    The Grove offers lots of small guest beers on tap, very tasty too! Plenty to drink in this Pub!

With friends Adrian and Paul at The Grove

The Grove

Oh I forgot to mention a friend of Adrian’s, and illustrator did some quick sketches of the musicians during the performance, however I was really impressed with his portrait of Adrian.

SketchingAdrian and sketch

                                  The finished sketch [youtube]http://youtu.be/XhMeiOMPIJk