David loves to watch F1 motor racing .... I don't bother normally, if I'm working I can usually tell what's happening by the shouting coming from the lounge ... he does get excited (bless)!!
But .... today I intended to make some adjustments to the Springer Spaniel portrait so I left David in front of the TV. I took a quick look at the BBC News website on my computer and just happened to switch to the Sports page where the Silverstone race was being shown live .... I didn't stop watching!!
This is probably the most exciting F1 race I've seen .... Poor Lewis Hamilton started from Pole position in front of the home crowd - he got off to a brilliant start and then disaster struck when one of his tyres exploded. He managed to get back to the pit and re-enter the race but in last position.
After that it became a fiasco .... tyre failures on 5 cars (and after the race we learned that 2 other cars had tyres which were 'marginal' when the drivers pulled into the pits) .... the tyres all exploded and shredded in spectacular fashion, throwing debris all over the track which led to its own problems and the safety car was called out on more than one occasion.
It all led to a brilliant final few laps where Lewis drove an amazing race to fight back to 4th place (from last).
Apparently Pirelli have been using a new bonding process on the tyres which is obviously not working!!
Already the jokes have started (apologies to any of my Blogger friends from outside the UK who may not be familiar with Del Boy and Rodney from Fools and Horses)!!
So I didn't do much arty work today.
I have emailed the revised Springer pics to my client ... will post pics once the portrait is finished/approved.