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kitschen pink

fantastic pictures! Beautiful hoar frost! Truly sparkly and christmassy! What a lovely walk you had! t.x


gorgeous pictures - we are in the north of england on the coast also so I know what you mean about the lack of snow ===
Lisa x


gorgeous pictures - we are in the north of england on the coast also so I know what you mean about the lack of snow ===
Lisa x

Helen LAmbert

What wonderful pictures...fantastic...I didnt know you lived up North as well.... where did you get all that lovely frost from...nothing as beautiful in Leeds...Are those sparrows real???? They look like little models.... love H

Lucy @ Attic24

Gorgeous photo's, we were in the Lakes for the weekend and had similar weather : icy fog and hoar frost on saturday and bluesky and more frost on SUnday. It has indeed been magical. I'm going to go back and look at your photos again, sooo beautiful!

ps, not sure about my email? Typepad has altered hasn't it, and now shows my Keyprofile thingy?? I need to check it out x

Lucy @ Attic24

Hey...the pinky pink primula painting has gone from your etsy shop?? Another sale???
looking forward to seeing more painting sometime, I'm missing my daily fix :o)xx


Your attitude toward snow makes me positively ashamed of my own. But then, we'll be smothered in it for the next 4 months. :0


dreamland! we had sun and freezing temperatures... i love winter. even if it is cold. love the pics, happy first advent, erika


Those photos of Saturday morning capture the whole feel and look of the day. Rachel and I had a lovely drive through Northumberland and the Borders. The fire and shortbread were wonderful.
But the picture ..... beautiful.
P x


oooh- I'm so jealous of your winter weather and your beautiful winter landscape! It is supposed to snow here in 4 days, and I'm SO EXCITED!! For now I'll just have to keep looking at your pictures! They're gorgeous!

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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