After a hectic Christmas and being fed up with the weather we decided to have a few days break in Buxton, a nearby spar town. The hotel was booked and we set off
Not being able to book into the room before 2.00pm we decided to stop in Stockport and visit the gallery. Then found out this was closed on the Monday.
Never mind we proceeded to Buxton and went for a walk in the town. I had an exhibition there a few years ago and decided to visit the gallery. This had closed down until May for refurbishment.
After lunch and viewing our options we found a studio, showing the work of local artists and checked on the internet this was open until 4.00pm.
We arrived at 2.00pm and found a notice on the door saying it had closed at 1.45 for a Spring clean. Never mind we could call the next day.
You guessed! We arrived next morning to find a new notice up saying that they had now decided to close for the week. So much for art gallery visits.
Anyway the second day was reasonably warm and a clear sky for most of the day so I was able to do a few quick sketches as reference material for future paintings. So all was not lost and we had got away for a few days.