New Email Address

Hey Everyone.

Just a quick post, I wanted to let you all know I’ve had to make a new email address. Unfortunately my current email hasn’t been working properly for a few months, I haven’t been receiving my mails, which in turn has been making me miss some opportunities to work with amazing Authors.

So just a quick PSA to let you all know lol.

Please make sure if you are wanting to get in contact through email, I have had to use 2 ‘i’s’. If we have been emailing each other recently please expect a quick email just to let you all know of the email change.

Thank you for taking the time to read this little post, and hopefully if you fancy working together I will hear from you soon.

Love, Emily xo

 

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Bookish Questions

Hey Everyone! So sorry I’ve been slightly inactive lately, I’m currently working on a few reviews. I am really trying to do my best with these reviews and take my time with them.

24 hours in a day just isn’t enough Ha!

 

Lets just get into the questions, shall we?

1.Do you get sick reading in the car?

No I don’t, although I very rarely read in the car as I’m too nosey.

2.Which Authors writing style is unique to you and why?

I’d have to say… Randi Cooley Wilson, I’m not 100% sure why but from the second I picked up one of her books It was like I was hypnotised LOL!

3.Harry Potter series or Twilight Saga?

Ok, confession time… I’ve never read Harry Potter! I KNOW!!! I really want to one day, just not sure when though. So, based on that little confession I have to say Twilight. There is something about Twilight that just takes me back to the good old days.

4.Do you carry a book bag? If so what’s in it?

I actually only carry a book bag if I’m going to the library, and in it I would have: phone, purse, keys and the books I’m returning to the library. That’s it for me. Unless I have a hospital appointment then somethimes I’ll just carry a book in my handbag.

5.Do you smell your books?

Definitely not.

6.Books with or without little illustrations?

Illustrations are fun but it doesn’t really bother me if the book doesn’t have them.

7.Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood?

Honestly nope, unfortunately I didn’t get into reading until later in life 😦

8.What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

Going back to Twilight, I loved them back in the day but the writing for me, personally isn’t the greatest. Doesn’t mean I wont reread it though.

9.What is the tiniest book on your shelf?

Orbiting Jupiter – Gary D. Schmidt (192 pages)

10.What is the thickest book on your shelf?

IT – Stephen King (1,138 pages)

11.Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself as an author in the future?

As of right now, No I do not write but I would love to write a childrens book one day.

12.When did you get into reading?

As previously stated, I didn’t get into reading until later in life. I think I may have been in my late teens when I fully got in to reading.

13.What is your favourite classic book?

I don’t actually read classic books!! shameful I know.

14.In school, what was your best subject?

Art, Definitely Art.

15.If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?

I would kindly accept the gift, after all someone had gone out of their way to buy it for me and think about me while buying it. I would also be willing to give it another go.

16.Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires. I just think they are so much more fun to read about. Although I saying that, i’ve never actually read a book with a lot of Fairies in it, I would definitely love too. (Vampires are so much hotter as well)

17.Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

This is a tricky one, I love both. Although I definitely prefer fallen angels instead.

18.Spirits or Werewolfs? Why?

Werewolfs. I don’t think I’ve read a book about Spirits before. Maybe I should though.

19.Love triangle or Forbidden love?

I love a good Forbidden love story line LOL! It’s always some girl falling for a mysterious bad boy which I love!!

20.And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Uh, difficult one. I love a good romance story but I also love a good action packed book with a forbidden love thrown in.

 

Well there we go, I hope you enjoyed reading my answers. I actually had a lot of fun answering these questions.

If you would like to answer these questions for your blog, I found these questions on a blog called: Happyindulgencebooks.com

 

Thank you.

Love Emily xo

 

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Heavenward – Olga Gibbs review

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Release Date: 23/2/18

Format: Kindle and Paperback

Personal Rating: 4 Stars

Available to purchase:

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*Disclaimer –  I have had to start this review from scratch. I had a pretty good review already written, I just needed to clean it up, finish one part and then post but when I went onto WordPress it was completely gone. I would like to apologise to Olga Gibbs for this review, it is not what I had originally planned, and I am so disappointed in myself that I didn’t save the file properly. I promise this review is not my finished professional preview, I am going to be rereading the book within the next couple of months and will update my review then, Again I am so sorry for this*.

 

           I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS BOX IS OR HOW TO GET RID OF IT LOL!
                                                            JUST IGNORE THIS

 

 

TRIGGER WARNING – CONTAINS SEXUAL/EMOTIONAL ABUSE AND GRAPHIC SCENES

This is the first book in the Celestial Creatures series by Olga Gibbs. Heavenward follows Ariel, a trouble school girl with a rough past, her childhood has been filled with neglect and abuse which we learn more about as the book progresses.

When three new students arrive at her school in a rural town in Northern England, Ariel doesn’t take much notice, but, unbeknownst to her, her life will soon change forever. She is soon thrown into an ancient celestial battle.

 

True be told, I have never read a book about celestial creatures before so, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I went in a little sceptical but was pleasantly surprised. At the beginning I found the story a little slow for what I’m used too but in saying that I was hooked from the first page and wanted to be told about Ariel’s’ past straight away.

When I seen that this book contains a strong female lead I was definitely hooked, this is the type of book you absolutely love and cannot put down, Ariel is a kickass type of girl that doesn’t let anybody tell her what to do (does anybody else just love that?).  I completely loved that this book isn’t all princesses and fairies, it has gory details and fight scenes that are brilliantly descriptive.

I adore that Olga Gibbs isn’t afraid to get down and dirty with her writing, she takes risks with the gory details because as we know its not always that those scenes are that good or well received, but, the way Olga wrote them totally pulled me in. I applaud her for that as I’m not one for reading books that involve those scenes but again I loved them and could continue reading them all day.

AS THIS IS MY PERSONAL REVIEW, ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN

 

I would like to take a moment to personally apologise to Olga Gibbs for this review, I know it is not some of my best work. I did adore this book and loved getting the chance to read and review it, I just feel like I got into a funk and couldn’t get myself out of it. This is my first proper book review in over a year, I think I just forgot how to write LOL! In saying that it is absolutely no excuse. Again, I am truly sorry.

 

Thank you.

Love Emily xo

 

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Hey Everyone, I know this may seem a little strange as I live in the U.K. and over here Mothers Day is over. So, the reason behind this post is because I had taken these photos with the intentions on doing a post for Mothers Day in the U.K. but unfortunately never got round to posting it.

Then it came to me… Mothers Day hasn’t happened in the U.S yet! YAY! so, here are a few cheap gift ideas. As I do live in the U.K. all these gifts were bought over here and may not be available in America but I thought whoever likes these ideas could maybe try to recreate them or find alternatives.

These aren’t just for Mothers Day though, they could be for Birthdays/Christmas or maybe just a surprise gift to show the special lady in your life how much you love and appreciate her.

*If there is someone reading this that maybe doesn’t have the Mother in their life or she has sadly passed away, please know I am incredibly sorry for your loss and in no way wish to upset you with this post*

LETS GET STARTED…

‘All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my Mother.’

 

1. Wine Glass – £1!

So, this is for the Mothers that maybe like a cheeky glass of wine. I found this really cute Best Mum Ever wine glass from the pound shop! Yes, you read that correctly. THE POUND SHOP! I was so surprised and my mum loves it.

The wine glass behind is a bit difficult to see, but, it is engraved with a feather. I purchased that one of Etsy (in came in a 2 set) for a pretty penny but on the back off one glass it says ‘feathers appear when…’ and on the other ‘angels are near’. I really love that quote as I truly believe it, and my mum adores it too. (note the half empty bottle of the wine in the background LOL).

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2. Mothers Day Card – 59p

If you maybe can’t afford a present, why not see if you can find a lovely card and write a personalised message inside. I know my mum would be so grateful to receive a card that I had personally written for her.

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3. Photo Album – £1

Now this I really love and if I was a mum, would love to receive. I found this gorgeous photo album again in the Pound Shop! And I don’t know about anyone else but I’m constantly taken pictures and printing them. I have photos scattered all over the house. So, what I done was went around and found some lovely photos I know my mum loves of me and her, Her and my Brother, the dogs, my nanny etc.. and popped them in, simple. She loves it. (enjoy this cute photo of me and my beautiful mum on her hen night)

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4. Memory Box – £1

I’m telling you, the pound shop is the place to be lol. How absolutely precious is this. a simple wooden box with a quote on the inside and blank pieces of card to write your own personalised memories. I adore this idea.

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5. Photo Frame – £1.99

This is one of mine and my mums favourites. We found this is a random wee shop and my mum just really loved it. We currently have it sitting on our fireplace, front and centre. I got a HP sprocket for Christmas, so, I just printed adorable photos of the dogs out and placed them along the line. Turns out the HP sprocket photos are the perfect size for this.

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6. Decorative Tray – £3.99

My Mum seen this in a card shop and again fell in love, so of course I had to buy it for her. Its so simple but really beautiful. I have actually started using it as a prop for photos lol. Also the flowers I have sitting on the tray were from the same card shop for £2.99.

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Ok, so there are a few cheap gift ideas that I hope you enjoyed and hopefully got some inspiration from. I also think if your Mum enjoys reading, buying her a bought from an Author she enjoys would be a good idea. That’s what my Brother bought mum, along with some other things.

Here is a wee setup I have sitting on the fireplace, simply because I think it looks really nice lol. I have since taken the prices off everything.

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Thank you.

Love Emily xo

 

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Aliexpress Haul/Review

Hey Everyone! Welcome back or Welcome if you are new. Today is a post I’ve never done before but am so excited about and will definitely be doing more in the future from all different sites.

I thought I would be fun to do a Review and Haul of things I’ve recently bought from Aliexpress. I’ve had this post planned for a few months but it feels like its taken forever for some items to arrive, but, they do ship from China so, its understandable.

In this post there is a collection of Jewellery (mostly all earrings) and a few random items at the end.

Shall we jump right in? Okay!

*All review photos used are my own, except stock photos from the Aliexpress website. If the stock photos I used from the website are someone else’s images please let me know straight away so I can ask permission to use and credit, thank you.*

 

JEWELLERY

 

1. Crystal Drop Stud Earrings – 40p

Seller: Susenstone Store

Rating: 4 out of 5

Unfortunately I think I’ve lost these earrings 😦 I am actually so annoyed with myself, I really love these. They are exactly like the picture, I only gave them a 4 out of 5 because the do feel very cheap. Still beautiful though and definitely one of my favourite pairs I bought.

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2. Mix Colour Tassel Necklace – 65p

Seller: kiss of love store

Rating: 4 out of 5

This wee necklace I thought would be so nice for the summer months. It did arrive with slightly different coloured tassels to what was advertised on the website but I actually think I prefer them. Not much I can say, good but cheap quality.

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3. Crystal Tassel Earrings – 91p

Seller: kiss of love store

Rating: 5 out of 5

I love these!! They are identical to what was on the website, I don’t think I have one single complaint about these. Beautiful quality, do not feel cheap at all, even the tassels are lovely. They also have a beautiful sparkle to them.

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4. Large Crystal Tassel Drop Earrings – 59p

Seller: LZHLQ Official Store

Rating: 10 out of 5 LOL

I ADORE THESE! Definitely my favourite pair. They are amazing quality, have a good weight to them also. The sparkle is simply stunning. If I had to pick a fault it would be that they are a darker colour than on the website but I love them. I actually love them so much I want to buy every single colour. I recently wore these to a birthday party and got so many compliments! Can I also point out the price, 59P!!! Crazy.

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5. Geometric Triangle Stud Earrings – 72p

Seller: MESTILO Official Store

Rating: 3 out of 5

Now when I first saw these and ordered them I actually thought the bottom triangle was attached to the marble one, But upon arrival I noticed the triangle is attached to the back of the earring. That is my only fault, other than that these are really lovely. Perfect with a casual outfit or dress them up for a night out.

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6. PomPom Drop Hoops – 77p

Seller: YimYik Official Store

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Ahh! how cute are these! So simple, yet make a statement. I loved these so much I actually ordered them in 2 colours. Only complaint they are quite flimsy and the part that goes through the ear is a bit strange,but, I love these, so cute.

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7. PomPom Drop Hoops – 77p

Seller: YimYik Official Store

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Again, these are so cute I ordered 2 colours!

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8. Long Tassel Drop Earrings – £1.26

Seller: knock Official Store

Rating: 5 out of 5

Love these also. Exactly as advertised, unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to wear these yet but I will soon.

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9. Circle Stud Earrings – 89p

Seller: Haopu Store

Rating: 2 out of 5

UGH! These are a no! Rubbish quality, only slightly close to the picture shown. The hoop that hangs down from the back is far too big, it just looks silly. I will wear them though, I bought them after all. Not as dainty as I hoped.

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10. Simple Ball Earrings – 37p

Seller: Good Luck House

Rating: 5 out of 5

Exactly as advertised. How cute are these? So simple and dainty. I really don’t have any complaints about these at all. The PomPom feels so nice as well LOL.

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11. Long Tassel Drop Earrings – 73p

Seller: Yesucan Store

Rating: 5 out of 5

Like mentioned above, I love these. They are just like pictured, no complaints at all.

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12. Birthstone Studs – 73p x 2

Seller: Yiwu Shuimei Ornament Factory

Rating: Silver – 5 out of 5, Blue – 3 out of 5

These are great. Amazing quality, I don’t have a review picture as they haven’t left my ears since I got them Lol. Only complaint… I bought the December ones because that’s my birth month but when they arrived they were slightly darker than I expected. Other than that they are perfect.

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RANDOM

As well as Jewellery I bought some random items to review.

1. Ring Size Tool – £1.78

Seller: zhongxian Store

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

This is perfect, who doesn’t need a ring sizer in their life? lol. Exactly as I imagined it would be, only downfall is the cheap plastic.

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2. Travel Passport Holder – £1.30

Seller: MOLAVE Stylish Bag Store

Rating: 3 out of 5

I bought this cute cover for my passport as I go on holiday start of November but imagine my horror when I realised I cannot find my passport anywhere!! 😮 I have no idea where it could be. Anyway, this is so cute. Cheaper quality than I thought but will do its job just fine.

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3. Dylan O’Brien IPhone Cover – £1.42

Seller: Lavaza Official Store

Rating: 50 out of 5 😉

HOW AMAZING IS THIS!! Do you think its too creepy Fan girl? I don’t really care though lol. Its simply perfect. No complaints at all.

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4. The Originals Case – £1.15

Seller: Xin cheng Store

Rating: 5 out of 5

Anyone else adore Klaus Mikaelson? I saw this case and just had to get it. Exactly as I expected it to be, no complaints.

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5. Dog Safety Car Seatbelt – 98p x 2

Seller: My Playlife Store

Rating: 4 out of 5

Now, unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to use these yet, But when I seen them I definitely wanted to try it out. My babies safety in the car is a massive concern to me, so, why not get them a seat belt?

Since I haven’t actually used them yet I can only review the quality, which is amazing. Definitely feels sturdy and like it will be very secure in the car.

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I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did please leave a comment and let me know what your favourite item is and if you would purchase any of these.

If you work for Aliexpress and would like to sponsor me, please feel free to hit me up. JOKING LOL.

Thank you.

Love Emily xo

 

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My paranormal experiences

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Hey Everyone, so sorry it has been a while since I published any posts. Life seems to get in the way a lot.

I thought I would talk about something creepy. I know there are a lot of people who think this type of stuff is bull but I truly believe it to be real. If you are one that doesn’t believe that is completely fine but please no comments.

I would love to hear of anyone reading has experienced anything paranormal.

shall we get started?

P.s as I’m writing this post my dogs are freaking out at something outside my bedroom door (there is nothing there). See video below. I wrote these experiences in my phone weeks ago.

Here we go… (I should add I feel like I’ve always been able to sense spirits or whatever from a really young age)

1.My earliest memories are from lying in bed at night when I was growing up and hearing dishes and cutlery in the kitchen moving around as if someone was putting them away in the cupboards. It was only me, mum and brother back then and I know for a fact they were all in bed.

2. When I was about 8ish (complete guess) I have a tonne of teddies sitting on top of my wardrobe smaller ones in front and a massive gorilla in the back, one day I came home from school and my gorilla was on the floor.. literally no other teddy had moved, so the gorilla would have had to been picked up and thrown on the floor. Mum works all day and only gets home when we get home, so, House is empty all day.

3. My bestfriend growing up was also obsessed with the paranormal and we used to be stupid and make an ouiji board out of paper in his room and mess around.. the glass would move and he would swear it wasn’t him but I think it was. Anyway, one day we were sitting in his room with the lights out, flash on our phones filming to see if we could *catch* a ghost 😐 we would see orbs etc.. but this one time we heard walking outside his bedroom door and the shadow under the door.. he went and thought his brother was home but it was literally only us Home and his dog was downstairs sleeping.

We always said when we grow up we are going to go stay in the most haunted places, hasn’t happened yet though. lol.

4.This one concerns my mum.. we were about to leave the house one day a few years back and just before her and my step dad were messing about, as we were in the hall opening the door she jumps forward laughing thinking my step dad had grabbed the back of her leg just messing with her, but he was in the living room watching TV and she swears it was an actual hand that grabbed her.

5.She always insists that shortly after my great Grandad passed away she walked into my nans house and seen him sitting in the chair, clear as day.

6. Another one night I was lying in bed, lights off watching tv and all of a sudden my stomach started burning, so ofcourse I turn lights off to see what’s going on.. see attached photo. This was maybe 6 years ago.

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7. Just last month my bedroom is downstairs and my mum and brothers room are upstairs because I have health issues I can’t really get up stairs. So I’m down in my room, mum is in hers it’s about 11pm and she’s texts me asking if I have my dog bailey with me.. I FaceTime her saying yeah he is right beside me why?

She is creeped out saying someone is walking up our stairs but it kind of sounds like claws getting caught in the carpet as it walks so that’s why she thought it was my dog, my other dog was lying beside her and hadn’t moved. We decided to be brave and meet at the stairs while on FaceTime, me at the bottom and her at the top, as she came out of the bedroom something literally growled in her ear… loud enough that I actually heard it on FaceTime. I also thought I heard my dog jump off her bed and run along the landing while I was walking to the stairs but she hadn’t moved from the bed. When me and mum reached the stairs our phones started malfunctioning, the weirdest noises were coming through. Was so bloody creepy.

I have a few things that have happened since my nanny passed away that truly makes me believe she is here with me all the time.

The hall way outside my room creeps me the fuck out.

I have a couple more experiences and so does my mum, so, I may do a part 2. Stay tuned.

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I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did please leave a comment and also comment some of your paranormal experiences! I’d love to hear them.

Thank you.

Love Emily xo

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Top 10 movies

Hey again everyone!
I want to apologise if it seems like I’m only writing simple post’s, but I broke my back years ago and suffer really badly with chronic pain. Unfortunately, this past wee while I’ve been pretty bad in the pain scale, so, its easier for me to create posts that I don’t physically have to take photos for!
Hopefully I can get back to that soon. For now, here is my top 10 Movies I personally LOVE.

The Greatest Showman


As of writing this I only seem this film a couple of hours ago but for weeks I have been singing the soundtrack which I am also obsessed with. I cannot explain the love I have for this movie. Its beautifully written and produced. Everyone needs to go watch it now.

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This film is my true love, ever since I was a little girl. It’s a Disney film. If you read my 20 facts about me post you will know Monkeys, Gorillas, Primates in general are my everything. I actually haven’t watched this in a few years because I’m too emotional LOL, my heart breaks every time.

Jurassic Park


A lot of people mightn’t know this, but I also love dinosaurs. Every Jurassic film that has been made I adore, and you can imagine my pure excitement knowing a new one is coming out… name a more iconic duo than Blue and the T-Rex from Jurassic world! Please.

The Notebook


A love story that breaks my heart every time. I only seen it for the first time a few years ago and immediately fell in love, I’m not usually one that likes films set in an older time but this is an exception.

Dirty Dancing


A classic that I feel everyone should see at least once in their life.

Fast and Furious


These films have a place in my heart. I was surprised that I love them as much as I do. The last one especially breaks my heart, the montage for Paul Walker.

The Lion King


If you don’t like this film, then I don’t think we can be friends. My favourite Disney film besides Mighty. Of course, another I break my heart at though! And there is a live action coming soon!!!!

IT


I am obsessed with pennywise, preferably the new one though! I am actually terrified of clowns but not him. The new IT film I really adore.

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Heath Ledger, shall I say more?

Grease


Another absolute classic that everyone needs to watch! Between Danny and the music, it’s a dream.

Sorry for the different sizes of images, I copied and pasted for google and it wouldn’t let me edit the size unfortunately.

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Thank you.

Love Emily xo

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