I mowed the lawn on Sunday morning, we had some friends coming over for lunch and supper and I wasn't sure whether we would spend some time outside. The weather forecast wasn't too bad for Sunday and Monday. So, I worked hard and unfortunately it didn't do my back much good. So Sunday evening and today I've been stiff and not especially up to my usual antics. It has however given me some time to just sit in the garden enjoying the fresh air, the temperature and the sun. While in the garden I took my black sketching book and a retractable pencil I bought a few months ago (it cost a lot more than I was expecting when I got to the till, I was too embarrassed to say I didn't want it if it cost that much). Wanting to make some use of the pencil, I decided to draw the house from the garden view. I've wanted to do this for a while, we moved to the house in July 2011, so we'll have been here for two years in July. Anyway, I hope you like this. There are two big rooms on the top floor but due to my seated position I could only see one of the skylights.