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27 Jul, 2014

Like all holidays, they must come to an end

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Misc. life

Gull in flight

We’ve just returned from our annual camping trip. I’m sitting here with a coffee at hand, slowly gathering my thoughts and notes and photos. In the meantime I will say (a) the weather was fine (b) the bugs were bad (c) I’m ready to take it up a notch. More coming soon.


1 Response to "Like all holidays, they must come to an end"

1 | Elizabeth

July 28th, 2014 at 11:11 am


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