Just before the first lockdown, in February 2020, my painting friend Linda and I were staying in Wells, Norfolk for a few days. We were stewarding at the SEAW Awash exhibition at Wells Maltings and also wanted to take the opportunity to walk and sketch in and around Wells.

We had a lovely meal at The Crab House in Wells one evening …

… and decided to return the next day to sketch the building. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful, if chilly day.

Our sketching attracted the attention of the owner of the Crab House, Kelly Dougal, who asked us to show her our finished pieces. Of course, when we had finished she wasn’t around but another member of staff suggested that I emailed her with my sketch, which I did.

Imagine my surprise, and delight, when on returning to The Crab House with my daughter for a meal in August 2021, we saw a copy of my sketch on display in the foyer! Kelly said that she had been so taken with it that she had used the image to make some gift vouchers for The Crab House!

So – you never know – if you want to buy a gift voucher for a lovely meal there you might just get a card with my little sketch!

The Crab House is a wonderful restaurant in Wells, serving local fish produce made into exciting recipes. If you want to give them a try, be sure to book early – they get booked up a long tine in advance … www.wellscrabhouse.co.uk


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