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seeing all those tea cups makes me need to put the kettle on!


The James Herriot Museum!?!?!? I had no idea such a place existed! I loved his books and the series! Amazing!


TEASCAPE TIME...? We lay a picture on the table with the Linen,china,the cakes,...and then escape into a lovely cup of tea for a chat, or thinking time ... it is the British "CURE ALL" for what ever is happening in life... who hasn't gladly escaped to the kitchen to make "THE TEA" OR HAD THE MAGIC~TEA MADE FOR THEM... then it could be a TEA PARTY....


I am on the hunt for a nice knitted vintagey style tea cosy so if you ever see one let me know...beautiful cups. i am about to make a candle in one for my sisters b-day..shhh don't tell her!

Love S x

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon