What a shithouse week

So there we were last Saturday, one week out from Christmas at the last 'Big Draw' sketch meet of the year.  We met at the Waikumete Cemetery.

It's weird but it was my suggestion we came to sketch here in the Southern Hemisphere's largest cemetery a few weeks earlier. I thought 'It'll be cool, we can draw all the historic cemetery stuff, the chapel, the mausoleums etc, it will be really interesting and we'll get to visit my grandparents grave as a bonus'.

As it happens though, not one, but two of my good mates died last week. Two of the most generous guys I know and both extremely funny blokes. Paddy, of melanoma and Dan of cancer.

What a shithouse week, and what a weird, weird place to finish it.