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I love snowdrops - they fill me with such hope. I just realised that I spent a whole afternoon reading 'No Place Like Home' over and over to my cousin's son last year - so thanks for that! :P I think you would have been proud to hear my voices - Mole had a Brizzle burr, Squirrel was a cockney, and Rabbit had a very squeaky voice!


what a really lovely idea, you'll be able to watch the snowdrop walk develop, and think I was there when it first started.

those blankets are pretty amazing, not sure what J would think if I bought a leopard spotted one!


I love the idea of you going back year after year. I used to want to get married in early spring so I could have a bouquet of snowdrops - so romantic! However I ended up with orchids in sri lanka but that's another story!

Love S x


When you go back year after year...
You start a memory bank of ...
Remembering ... a lovely thing to do together...and that was lovely to be able to take E&D with you...
hope we see some pics of these two soon {:>)


I absolutely adore snowdrops! Looks like a lovely walk.
Those blankets are really nice.

Alice C

Those pictures are just snowdrop bliss.
Thank you!

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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