But just to prove to you that I really am here I have got a tip for all you artists out there.
Yesterday I popped to our local Lidl store and picked up this charcoal sketching set (for just £5.99!):
So my tip is, take out the charcoal and put rice in the box...:
..and lay the charcoal pieces on top. It stops them all rattling about, getting broken and contaminating each other. Clever huh?
I will need to label the box 'This Way Up' and keep it flat in storage but it is a very simple but very useful tip for the sketchers amongst us.
Thanks for looking, see you very shortly,