But for a good friend you'll allways make time. As it was in this case where a friended couple both turned 50. To celebrate this unique event they invited us over last weekend, with a bunch of other friends. We all took our kids and camping gear with us, so it was quite a happening. Furthermore the Dutch soccerteam won the match against Costa Rica, so the festivities lasted a great part into the night.
As a gift I've drawn the farmhouse our friends bought a couple of years ago. It's situated in the north-east of the Netherlands, near the German border, in one of the more remoted parts of the country. For us it is allways quite a trip to get there, not only in means of distance but also in means of atmosphere: more rural then we are used to. The kids had a wonderful time, though. There were lots of activities to be done, water and mud included, which led for quite a lot of dirty clothes in just two days.
Pen and ink and watercolor on 300 grs Canson.