Sadly I have no pictures of the real Abigail and Ginger playing in the snow to share with you as the look they gave me when I tried to coax them outside would have withered Little Miss Sunshine. So instead let me take you on a little magical journey...
Down a road, not very far away, is a tea shop. It is the most wonderful tea shop ever, but the way to it had been blurred around the edges.
The news person on the television said 'Do not make any unnecessary journeys in the snow', but walking to a tea shop to eat a cupcake was suddenly deemed a very necessary journey to make. So the girl layered up until she was one foot taller and three foot wider, and set off down the road.
In her imagination she went this way...
...and fearlessly tracked snow leopards through jungles and fields...
In reality she walked along here - careful cars breaking the soft silence.
But it wasn't long before she was snugly tucked into her favourite seat, notebook open, tea brewing, and cupcake eaten.
You'd have to be as quick as a snow leopard to photograph this girl with a intact cupcake. But imagine the most loveliest red velvet cupcake - light, fresh, and just plain mmm-delicious, and you will know why the girl was smiling as she scribbled in her note-book.
Monday, 20 December 2010
Abigail and Ginger are very curious about these bold white cats who have mysteriously taken up residence on the window ledge.