I was down in London on the day of the Chancellor’s budget. London seemed quieter than usual. I had tea with one of my contacts and we got to talking about sketching. Later, and four stories up gazing across the skyline of St Paul’s behind a sheet of glass that muted all sound, I found myself reflecting on that conversation. People will always be drawn to things that help them create mindfulness. Drawing and sketching does that even in the midst of busy-ness. I’m thankful to be able to capture the ability to be solitary in the middle of a city and as self reflective on paper as I would be at home in wide open spaces with not a soul around.