One afternoon and a road layout…

As a little boy, I loved drawing road layouts. Now I don’t quite know where that interest came from, but I’d spend hours drawing a whole city on the massive sheets of discarded computer paper my Dad used to bring home from work. I often dreamed about making a model town for my toy cars, but only ever got as far as building a few cardboard railway layout buildings; a church, a pub and a row of cottages.

Then last weekend my MIL bought Rémy a set of fire engines complete with little signs… Thumpah could see for once I was in a good mood (despite becoming one year older), so suggested "Why don’t you draw a road layout for Rémy on this old desk calendar I’ve JUST covered with paper?" I sensed that there was some forward planning here, but without an utterance I sat and drew a road layout… something I’ve not done for a long time.

Of course, being me, it had to be just right – despite the fact I was drawing on the dining room table that was littered with after birthday party rubbish. So with lots of "As-tu fini Daddy’s?" from Rémy – I spent a couple of hours drawing away…

…and guess what? He was quite pleased with it. So was I…

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