Euros 2022: Semi-final: The Lionesses roar

The first semi final of the Women’s Euros took place last night in Sheffield. I have been watching and enjoying the Lionesses’ progress through the tournament but last night, the semi final against Sweden was extraordinary. The Swedes were a strong and fast side but could not hold England back. Once the first goal went in, three more followed. A thumping win and a delight to witness!

England in the final at Wembley on Sunday.

Wow! Can’t wait!

Here are my live sketches, just trying to keep up! Drawing by the light of the TV, it was too exciting to put the lights on!

Cycling art, Tour de France, watercolour pen and ink painting, Close to Yellow by Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2014: Stage 2 – York to Sheffield

Bonjour! The second stage of the Tour de France’s Grand Depart left the Dales for the Peak District from the ancient city of York to the steel city of Sheffield. There were more spills but fortunately not as catastrophic as yesterday’s crash. The route was greeted by more huge crowds, estimates of a million people following the race, simply astonishing. The stage was won by Vincnezo Nibali. Here are my drawings:

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