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oooo you will need your cup of tea when you return - i went outside and lasted 2 minutes before I made small boy come back in :-)
its ever so pretty though !
Lesley x

Bobo Bun

Could I have a hot chocolate please? I'm torn between lighting the fire and snuggling before collecting the girls or actually working. Snow has a soporific effect I think. Enjoy your walk.



hope you have warmed up after your brave walk in the snow, I'm just off to get the children from school, wish me luck, it's flurry dancing here too. xx

kitschen pink

Did the lull last long enough?! I bet the dogs were going to let you off for the day! Did they get hot milk? t.xx


Sounds like a wonderful day! I'll be right over. :o)


If it was snow you wanted, why didn't you say so???? I would've been so happy to send some your way! We've had over 120" already this season here in upstate NY, USA!
I've had to shovel my back yard for my little Harley! Finally, the past 2 days have been above freezing.
Stay warm. How's Douglas' paw doing?

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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