It's been difficult to avoid talking about the weather this week!
Here in London it has been soooo hot. I've been more grateful than ever for my cold water swimming passion - nothing like a cool dip to reset a boiling brain on a hot day.
The stuffy classrooms mean the pixies are plotting their release from school and making their summer plans.
The seaside has always been a big part of our lives. Part of my childhood was spent living within walking distance of the beach in beautiful Wales, and every year I take the pixies back there. Our family beach traditions are to build both a sand boat big enough for the whole family (an increasingly difficult task) and a gigantic castle with moat, fortifications and many many interior buildings including tennis courts and the like.
Most of us have childhood memories of seaside days out: rockpooling for crabs, ice creams on the prom, seagulls nicking your chips, or just the itchy sand between the toes. I hope my seaside illustrations will conjure up fond memories for you too