For Christmas 1978, DS Sean and DD Leanne gave me the Arthur dollhouse kit. I didn't know anyone who made dollhouses, didn't know about Nutshell News, but I just went ahead and built it...with a glue gun yet. I'm sure I'd do things much differently now but the poor thing has survived this long and looks good for a long time yet. It went through a lot of changes over the years, including several years spent at school as a teaching aid in a French classroom. Two years ago I finished re-doing it as a Christmas house for Leanne. That December she picked it up to take to her kindergarten classroom for Christmas. While it was still in the van, the van was broken into and all the Christmas gifts we were sending to Ontario were stolen. But the house wasn't touched!