This humble little book started life as story book for my children. Subsequently many people have expressed a sense of joy at reading it. It was quickly painted in Prague during the quiet times of our stay. The sweltering heat of the pre-cataclysmic floods of 2002, and heavy woollen blankets of our hotel were at odds with the winter theme, but the sense of place and the atmosphere of the city, somehow comes through. I hope you enjoy it.