I’M AWARE that I have a train to catch - a steam train, of course - as I draw this
tank engine in the Railway Museum at Port Erin. The English firm that made the locomotives
for the Manx Steam Railway ceased production in 1965 so since thenthey have had
to rely on the ingenuity and resourcefulness of their engineering team for spare
A Cottage at Colby Glen
We’re staying at Thie-ny-Soalt, a modern bungalow in the grounds of this converted
barn, 5 minutes walk from the village station on Colby Glen Road.
As my right arm is supposed to be taking a holiday, I’ve drawn the barn (and the
Manx honey etc) with my left hand in Mitsubishi uniball eye micro roller tip pen
with Winsor & Newton watercolour added, as usual, with my Pentel Aqash water-brush.