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Lucy @ attic24

Oh I am sorry to hear things are stalling, but your photos and progress report do look and sound very exciting nevertheless.
I have been thinking about you a lot, I have been missing your posts!
I hope the report comes back favourable and that work can crack on, its not good to be in limbo for too long eh, and I bet you miss your kitchen?!
Love and hugs


oh poor you, it's so frustrating when there are delays, especially ones that have worrying words like structural in them. I've been wondering how you were getting on, the photos so far are great, but how are you coping with no where to cook, and I bet there are piles of stuff all over the house, and you can't find anything..
big hugs, and best wishes for some progress x


Let's just hope it's something that is both inexpensive and quick to fix. Sometimes it's good to be held up in this way as it highlights problems you would never have known were there. The sort that suddenly rear up and bite you in the behind just when you're least expecting it. Hope the doggies aren't too upset by the upheavals.


had the wind taken out of my own sails this week so know how you feel.

loving the progress reports though Vanessa,

Love Sarah xxx


Sending positive thoughts on
the WWW....Wings...
Try not to worry ,you see...
It will all be work out...


That's very frustrating, but it will all be worth it in the long run.


I'll keep my fingers crossed it all works out in the end! You are doing marvellously well!

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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