It's been a long ol while since I actually wrote a personal post and I have to say what a crazy 8 months its been since flick was born....

Update Sept 2022

 It's been a long ol while since I actually wrote a personal post and I have to say what a crazy 8 months its been since flick was born.

She's such a beautiful little girlie, she sleeps all night 8pm-7am she very rarely cries or whinges and she's such a chubba wubba!

At 11 weeks felicity caught covid, she was so very ill with it she was in hospital for 3 days and I literally couldn't do anthing to help her it was so awful to see her like that, since then she's had an ear infection and recently she got bronchiolitis (in the middle of bloody summer) so it's all been a bit of a mess this half term! Felicity loves her food and can now sit fully unaided too! She loves to dance to music and can say Da-dad, mum-mum and ey-yahh! It's so adorable!

Lilli and Olli are doing great starting year 5 and year 2 tomorrow how exciting! (and I'm super excited to ship them off to school!) they've both had a really lovely summer and made some great memories!

Im doing OK, I've decided to not go back to work because of childcare I'd probably end up paying more out than actually earnings it's not worth it! Life's just throwing me a curveball at the moment but hopefully when im back in a routine I'll start feeling OK!

Anyway thanks for reading! 

Until next time

Mumma x

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I love to get personalised gifts, I love to give and receive them, it makes a present so much more personal and the emotion that comes with it is so beautiful too. 

Printster have such a wide selection of personalised gifts that will make your soul happy when giving! 

Every year it's the same thing, I'm stuck on what to buy my boy for his birthday, I go onto Google or Amazon and search for terms su...

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Every year it's the same thing, I'm stuck on what to buy my boy for his birthday, I go onto Google or Amazon and search for terms such as Toys for 6-year-old boys and I end up getting a load of stuff that's so unrelated or out of his age range, but finally, I found a site that is so helpful, Wicked Uncle - it's a brilliant site that has a great feature that you can choose toys specifically to an age group, for boys, for girls and for all, ages go from babies all the way to over 100! Find kids gifts that they'll love! 

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It's nearly my boy's 6th birthday and to be honest, I've really been struggling with what to buy him, he's not asked for anything specific other than 1 Xbox game, so the time came to do some searching and I found some perfect presents that are in his exact age range like a spiderman puzzle and a Quizzie robot who squirts water at you if your wrong! They were super easy to find and although I searched by age you can also search by category too which is super helpful! 

photo of Quizzie Robot Toy

I absolutely love the range of gifts this site stocks, they really are so different and unique, and that's really what my boy is into, they're so perfect to give from a family member or a friend, especially from a Wicked Uncle ;)

But don't be fooled this site isn't just for kids, Wicked Uncle stocks gifts for even teens and adults like this smart grey book lamp which I absolutely love it's perfect for nighttime reading and folds up so compact and fits right in the bedside drawer.

This site is so helpful and is definitely getting bookmarked for future use! The selection of gifts is so amazing and perfect for even just a quick gift for a birthday party in a couple of weeks or even that gag gift you wanted for your colleague! They have a 99% feedback rating on FeeFo with so many 5 star reviews so in my eyes that's really comforting to know that it's such a well-trusted company already, I really do hope it helps you as much as it has for me, definitely go check it out and happy shopping :) 

If you are struggling with party planning or just need some tips you can read my article here!

Lots Of Love, Mumma Monster! xo

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 So for those that didn't know by my very obvious baby spam on instagram i had a baby 6 weeks ago 30/12/21, this is my birthing story an...

I had a baby...

 So for those that didn't know by my very obvious baby spam on instagram i had a baby 6 weeks ago 30/12/21, this is my birthing story and a little update on family life.

So my pregnancy was brilliant, sod all morning sickness, I was very active still and there were no complications or issues apart from her being breach til 38 weeks, so overall fab! I was due on Xmas day but as all my babies have been she was late too!

I started off in slow Labour for about 2 weeks on and off having bouts of contractions then suddenly nothing again. This honestly was getting me down and draining me so I got booked in for an induction, during the time from my appointment with the consultant to the 29th (my induction date) I caught the lovely covid along with my 5 year old boy and their dad, obviously because I was in slow Labour the hospital still wanted to induce me so I had to leave my boy with my friend because his dad was so ill with it he physically couldn't look after him and then my mum (who was covid free) came into the hospital with me, they put us straight into a private room and then started the process.

So at around 4.30pm I got given tree he 24hour pessary, me and mum sat and played bingo and a just chatted, had some food and then my covid fever hit! The room was 25 degrees I had clothes on with a dressing gown and 2 hospital blankets and I was still shivering, I was burning up and i ended up drifting in and out of sleep, I then told my mum to go home as it could be hours til something came of the pessary and I felt bad not being alert with her there.

1am came and id woken up sweating like a sinner in church! And bam! My contractions were In full force my button to call the midwife was on the floor but I was in too much pain to get up and pick it up, I was literally holding on to the bars of the bed and screaming in pain til a midwife came in, they checked me and I was 4cm dilated! 

After they checked me I was riding with them for a good while and they got extremely painful so I asked for the pethidine injection at 3am and then phoned my stepdad to bring my mum back to the hospital as I didn't think it would be long, well from that it was a blur I got given the gas and air to help with the pain and 10 mins later my waters broke, I told the midwife I needed to push and got layed flat, she pushed the emergency button and another midwife came in I didn't know what was going on but was in so much pain to ask. She then told me to push and my mum still hadn't turned up, I gave 3 big pushes and she was out, just as they laid her on my chest my mum walked in crying with joy for me! They took her off me straight away, gave her oxygen and rubbed her down, she was so perfect, breathing fine but hadn't cried yet and they were concerned, she was fully alert and Just so content.

We had lots of skin to skin cuddles and breastfeeding, I got a nappy on her and her first outfit and ran myself a much needed bath, other than feeling emotional and quite sore my covid symptoms had totally disappeared which was great! 

Felicity Thea Wright was born at 3.41am weighing 7lb 11oz 

7 weeks on and Im finally writing this post! Life with 2 kids a newborn is stressful but so rewarding we have our good days and bad days but we're happy just us 4! 

Flick is now weighing over 10lb and is combi feeding boob and bottles of formula she's a brilliant sleeper and loves to be in the bath, Im so excited to see her firsts and watch her grow! 

I f you are undertaking some home renovation over the winter months but find yourself conflicted by your budget, you don’t want to make the ...

Is Karndean the Product for Me?

If you are undertaking some home renovation over the winter months but find yourself conflicted by your budget, you don’t want to make the mistake of going for something cheap and not suitable just to cover the floor for now.

Whilst choosing something subpar may lead you to think you are discovering a real bargain, knowing what is reliable and will not need repairs and touch-ups over time is a major focus for those wanting long-lasting solutions. In that sense, Karndean Click vinyl flooring has reaped benefits for those looking to keep their budget in line and have a great product for it.

Low Maintenance 

When enjoying your home, you want to be able to sit and enjoy the time without the constant worry of needing to clean up.

One of the biggest benefits which turn people towards vinyl is the ability to switch off from worrying about the floor. The many manufactured safeguards that vinyl provides include anti-scratch and anti-slip wear layers - which is a relief if you have kids or animals running through your room. The floor has the durability to withstand any potential accidents.

With all that added durability and extra cushioned texture, vinyl can withstand much more than other household flooring options, which goes a long way towards further peace of mind.


Above all of the style and protection that luxury vinyl flooring presents, you want to know that what you will spend on your flooring is worth the investment.

People who invest in Karndean Click vinyl flooring are quick to discover it is a much cheaper option over any carpet, laminate or wood/stone featured flooring. What you also can take into consideration is the relative savings over several areas.

Should any individual piece of flooring need to be replaced, it can be done without disrupting the entire floor by taking out the damaged piece and replacing it with another. With the individual planks or tiles being very cheap to buy, you will find that it does not leave you out of pocket or have your budget stretched. 

Also, when you consider the savings on not requiring a professional fitter for the floor, you can treat it as a DIY project for that person in the house who likes to undertake a challenge.

Easy Clean

Everyone has those fears of embarrassing situations where you may need to hide sections of your floor due to spillages from drinks or sauces.

Instead of paying out for every kind of expensive chemical solution to clean up blotches on your floor, vinyl offers a simple solution - warm soapy water, a sponge or a mop. There are other ways people have taken to cleaning their vinyl with ease to retain its original gloss, and with the benefit of anti-moisture properties, you are ensured that there is no leaking to the subfloor and ruining the long term prospects of your floor.

This makes vinyl perfect for a kitchen where heavy activity requires a floor at can take the heat. When working within a set budget for renovation, Karndean Click vinyl flooring is a firm favourite for keeping money, style and security safe and sound as the best product on the market.

  How Can You Ease The Stress Of Parenting? Image credit   Almost every loving parent will readily sacrifice for their children. But they wi...

How Can You Ease The Stress Of Parenting

 How Can You Ease The Stress Of Parenting?

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Almost every loving parent will readily sacrifice for their children. But they will also admit that raising their little ones can drain you emotionally, physically, and mentally. And when you throw in other responsibilities like work, it’s no surprise that parenting stress is common. Moreover, the more pressure you pile up, the closer to the edge you get. So, do you feel you’re ready to lose your mind any moment? Please don’t! Use these tips to ease the stress of parenting.

Find support in each other as parents and treat yourselves

Your partner is your greatest asset when it comes to parenting. And the last thing you want to do is make them feel like they’re carrying the burden alone. The more united you are in sharing the responsibility, the less burden you have on your shoulders. At the same time, find ways to treat yourselves and love each other. Believe it or not, parenting stress can damage marriages and make it even more challenging to raise the kids - not to mention what it does to the little ones. A once-happy family can quickly become a nightmare of arguments. 

So, take time out regularly and treat yourselves. Go on dates, support, and love each other. And speaking of love, find creative ways to renew your love. For example, you can buy each other gifts of appreciation or even create personalized gift books that show all the reasons why you love your partner. Visit to find out more. 

Create an extra system of support around you

You want to take a break and go for a date or a massage treatment you need so badly. But who will take care of the kids in your absence? Even with a supportive partner, you’ll always need an extra pair of hands to help you out at certain times. You can rely on extended family members, trusted friends and neighbours, loved ones, etc., to put in some shifts for you when you need to take a break. Or you can hire a babysitter to cover your absence.

Join a local support group

You can also join local support groups, clubs, or associations in your local community dedicated to supporting parents. That will prove especially helpful if your kids have special needs. Raising children with special needs can be twice as stressful, especially when you don’t know what to do. You can get all the resources, assistance, tips, and hacks you need from such groups or organizations.

Resort to anti-stress activities

As they say, prevention is better than cure. And regarding stress, there are various activities you can do to help reduce the possibility of stress. You can adopt multiple anti-stress management techniques or exercises to keep you calm and stop you from snapping. For example, you can join a yoga class, practise meditation, learn how to control your breathing with various breathing techniques, to mention a few. 

Raising your little ones can be exciting and exhausting simultaneously. However, adopting these tips will help you handle the responsibility without losing yourself in the process.

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  Image Courtesy of Pixabay It might feel like 9 months of gruelling hell when growing your bundle of joy. Yet when the day finally comes, a...

Getting Ready for a New Arrival

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It might feel like 9 months of gruelling hell when growing your bundle of joy. Yet when the day finally comes, and you see your newborn baby for the first time, you instantly forget the backache, nausea and strange cravings. Instead, you immediately feel that it is all worth it when a baby grabs your finger for the first time.

But pregnancy is challenging as well as exciting, and it can be challenging for everyone involved. And when the baby is born, the journey isn't over. It's just beginning. You should therefore do all you can to plan ahead and make life a little easier when the special day arrives/

Prepare the Baby Room

It's an exciting time when you are expecting, and one of the most fun things you can enjoy with your partner is decorating the baby room. Picking out the right colours, buying cute toys and kitting it out with trending nursery products is all part of the fun. However, you should also be aware that not all items are baby-safe. So check for child-friendly features like non-toxic paints, rounded edges and secure installation.

Plan Your Hospital Stay

After giving birth, you will probably be released from the hospital within 48 hours. Yet, the average admission during the experience is around 3 to 4 days. This means that unless you plan on home birth, you need to plan ahead. You will need essentials like shampoos, hygiene products and comfortable clothing and underwear. You could also ask family members to bring some extra food and drinks as you need energy before, during and following birth.

Pack a Go Bag

Planning ahead for your hospital stay is always a great idea. Still, it isn't viable to lug a suitcase into the car or ambulance when your water breaks. But you can help yourself out a little with a Go Bag. A Go Bag is a small bag like a backpack that contains your essentials. These could include: 

  • Spare underwear

  • Travel size hygiene products like soap 

  • Daily medication

Anything else may not be necessary. The point is that you take only what you need rather than what you feel like. Your partner or family and friends can pick up stuff later on. 

Stock the Essentials

In addition to stocking your own essentials when going to the hospital, you need to have plenty for the baby. While staying at a hospital, the establishment will provide most of what is required. However, the newborn will also need some basics such as:

  • Going home clothes

  • Car seat

  • Blankets

  • Nappies/diapers

  • Wipes

  • Feed

In addition, your home should be set up for receiving a new baby. As well as a good crib, you will also need a baby formula or breast pump, multiple bottles, sterilization equipment for bottles, plenty of clean blankets, and lots of onesies and baby grows. Planning ahead beforehand will make this exciting yet challenging time a little easier for everyone so you can get the rest you need.

Baby Proof the Home

Most of this isn't necessary until crawling age, but it is helpful to babyproof the home. Babies love to grab stuff, pull things and climb. Unfortunately, at such a young age, almost everything is dangerous to a baby. Therefore you should secure loose-fitting furniture to the wall, remove all sharp-edged items and ensure that everything is non-toxic since babies will put everything in their mouths. Specialist baby stores like For Your Little One provide excellent products made especially for babies and toddlers.


  A lot of the taboo around women’s health, especially sexual health and sexuality, has been lessened over the past few decades. However, it...

Why You Need To See About Your Sexual Health

 A lot of the taboo around women’s health, especially sexual health and sexuality, has been lessened over the past few decades. However, it’s far from being a topic that’s discussed as freely and often as it should. A lot of women (and men, for that matter) are uninformed of matters of women’s health because they weren’t taught about it, or they might not look into it because of societal pressures that keep these conversations on the down-low. However, it’s important to talk, and check-up, on these aspects of your sexual health.

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Education for the younger women amongst us

First of all, it’s important for us all to make sure that we know the basics of our anatomy and how to keep it in good condition. Sex education has become a lot better in schools over the past generation for most people, but if you want to make sure that any young women in the family understand their own bodies, then you might want to look at some of the guides available for matters like women’s reproductive anatomy at sites like All About Fertility.

Vital checks for your reproductive health

The definition of sexual health usually covers the parts of your body that are components of sex and reproduction. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to be sexually active in order to make sure that you’re keeping an eye on things. Cervical cancer is a condition that can affect women of any age, regardless of how sexually active they are. It affects many women but is, thankfully, one of the most treatable forms of cancer when it’s diagnosed. That’s why you should talk to your gynecologist about arranging for a pap smear, and find out how often you should get checked up. It’s the most effective way to catch it early, as well as to check on your general reproductive health down there.

The risk of HPV

HPV, which is short for human papillomavirus, is usually very closely linked to pap smear tests, and often the test for it is carried out alongside that exam. HPV is one of the leading causes of cervical cancer and can cause a host of other problems besides, including issues that can affect a woman’s fertility. Aside from checking for HPV, however, sexual health clinics like CBD Medical can also offer vaccines for the prevention of HPV. These series of vaccines are recommended for just about every woman that is able to take them, especially for those that are sexually active. Both sexes can carry HPV, and also increase the risk of oral cancer, but the risks are both more numerous and often more dangerous for women.

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Learning more about your contraceptive options

One of the aspects of sexual health that should be reinforced is the consequences of unsafe sex. When it comes to preventing the transmission of STIs, condoms are the best option that you have out there. However, there are many types of contraception that can be used to prevent pregnancy, which is another risk that a lot of people perhaps aren’t doing enough to manage. The burden should not be solely on the woman to choose a method of contraception by any means, but you should be equipped and prepared with knowledge from websites like CHOICE that can help you better understand how different forms of contraception work and, just as importantly, how they can affect your body and health in general.

About STIs

All too often, the conversation around sexually transmitted diseases is to use them as a cautionary tale to keep people, especially younger people, from having sex. While, yes, STIs are best avoided as much as possible, people still need to be informed about the different types of STIs, as well as the various treatments available for them. The conversation doesn’t end at getting tested and trying to prevent them. STIs are much more common than many people assume and, as such, the prognosis attached to them and an understanding of the different treatments available, should be part of the conversation as well, and sites like MedicinePlus have plenty of information on how different STIs are diagnoses, treated, and managed through medication.

The question of libido 

If you’re looking to have an active and happy sex life, then anything that affects your libido might be of concern, but it’s not something that we often talk about. Treating changes in your libido can be difficult because it can be affected by a wide range of physical and mental health changes, not to mention the changes that come as we age, as well. However, there are options for women to help improve a low sex drive if it’s desired. In fact, it’s typically known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder, and being taken more seriously by doctors. Talking to your doctor can help you get a more specific look at the causes and potential treatments, but there is plenty of information on lifestyle changes that may help as well.

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The undersold side of sexual health

When we talk about sexual health, we do talk a lot about the potential consequences of sex, including unwanted pregnancies and STIs. However, the side of sexual health that is often underrepresented, if not outright ignored, is that of the health benefits of a healthy and active sexual lifestyle. Sex is good for you for a variety of reasons. Aside from the release of happy neurotransmitters and general improvements of mood, which should be expected, there are studies that have shown that sex can reduce symptoms of stress, can reduce the risk of cancer (so long as you’re being safe), and can even play a role in preventing heart disease. Unsafe sex can come fraught with risk, but that doesn’t mean that we should flat-out ignore the benefits of the act, either.

Your sexual health is all your own business. But hopefully, the points above give you a reminder of some aspect you might want to check up on or help you find the solutions that you may not have known were out there.

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E verybody on earth can relate us to the struggles of managing unwanted body hair. But, have you ever caught yourself thinking, is there any...

Is Laser Hair Removal Treatment Good For Skin And Cost-Effective?

Everybody on earth can relate us to the struggles of managing unwanted body hair. But, have you ever caught yourself thinking, is there any better way of doing this while shaving, Plucking or waxing for the millionth time? There are millions of satisfied consumers out there relishing the benefits of laser hair removal treatment. Today, laser hair removal treatment has become the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure around the world. The technique is a boon to maintain a clean, hygienic and neat look at all times. 

Anyway, the first misconception about laser hair removal treatment that comes to our mind is the cost. It is reasonable for people to be concerned about the cost of cosmetic treatments. However, laser hair removal is quite affordable and pocket-friendly. In today's world, looks tend to play a crucial role in terms of perception. The first impression is the best is not a myth. People tend to judge others by their overall outlook. Even the best dress can seem dull without proper grooming. 

We want to discuss specific reasons for the best laser hair removal treatment at an economical budget?  

Long-Lasting Results

One of the primary benefits of choosing laser hair removal treatment is its long-lasting results. Despite popular debates and discussions, hair removal is not a one-time activity. Though the growth rate might depend on the individual, it does pop outback at some point or the other. Laser hair removal techniques are scientifically proven to prove long-lasting results. This is a big deal for people who strive to maintain smooth and healthy skin. Consumers can quickly locate the best price laser hair removal treatment in the digital era with a simple search. 


These treatments require at least six to eight treatment sessions, so it would be better to get them as a package. If you are purchasing one session one by one, it may add up the cost. Also, watch out for seasonal sales and other discount sale promotions. Most clinics and spas try to influence people with the best price laser hair removal treatment to promote their services. 

Safe Procedures

Laser hair removal treatment is safer for the skin, and it is highly effective. Experts have conducted extensive testing on the radiation and the technique used by leading dermatologists and skin salons. Though the skin might need some post-treatment care, it is safe for the consumers. It is also imperative to find reliable dermatologists and salons who would warrant the success and safety of the treatment. 

This cosmetic treatment has gained extreme popularity because it has managed to satisfy consumers from different angles. The results are pretty outstanding and safe. Consumers claim that hair growth is significantly reduced. Once the treatment is done, people witness hair growth reduction to up to 80-90%. This motivates people to choose this method of hair removal treatment. Another essential factor to consider is the ample amount of research done on this avenue. Therefore, specialists are looking for cheaper and effective methods to enhance the client's benefits. 


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Every kid loves a bath bomb but there never seems to be any fun ones about without paying an arm and a leg for. There's a couple of cool...

Zimpli Kids Baff Bombz

Every kid loves a bath bomb but there never seems to be any fun ones about without paying an arm and a leg for. There's a couple of cool shapes about like robots or shells but nothing that really wows the kids so Zimpli Kids decided to change the game and make some amazing bath bombs that are super kid friendly and sooooo much fun!

The new range includes a rainbow cloud, a rocket ship a star and a moon, all with different colours that fizz out from them making bath time super colourful and fun!

So to use the bath bombs just run a bath as usual and then hold the bath bomb on the waters surface til it starts to fizz and the colours start to come out. 

Both my children loved these so much and thought they were absolutely amazing with all the colours we'll definitely be going to buy some for us as well as for little gifts. 

You can find Baff bombz in most toy stores or online retailers. So grab them now!

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  As much as we all want to be adventurous on our travels, many of us resort to similar destinations each year and partake in similar activi...

How To Be More Adventurous On Your Travels

 As much as we all want to be adventurous on our travels, many of us resort to similar destinations each year and partake in similar activities. If you only have one opportunity a year to get away, then you will likely stick to what you know. However, it might not be fulfilling you anymore. Thus, you are looking to be more adventurous. On that note, here are some tips on how to be more adventurous on your travels.

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Choose a different way to travel

Whether you like to go on a Disneycation in Florida each year or sit on a sunny beach in Spain, you might be getting bored of your choices. Although they are fun and fulfilling, they might not be fulfilling your inner adventurer. Therefore, here are some ideas for great travel experiences that will allow you to be more adventurous. 

  • Motorbike trips: a motorbike trip is ideal for those that know how to ride. You can find a route and go alone or with friends on a fun road trip. Along the way, you can stop at familiar spots. Yet, the ride itself will be the adventurous part of your trip and allow you to go outside of your comfort zone. Ensure to be safe and maintain the good health of your bike to maintain safety and not experience disruptions to your first adventurous trip. You can find out more about the right parts for your motorbike on this page

  • Be environmentally friendly: instead of choosing a flight, you could be more conscious of the environment while being more adventurous by choosing a different way to get to your destination. You could take a boat, a long bus journey, or cycle. Choosing a different mode of transport to get to your destination will allow you to experience new things while you travel.

Wake up earlier

You might miss out on a lot of fun and activities if you decide to lie in each day. Although a holiday is a good excuse to rest and reset, you will also want to get the most out of your day. 

Simply getting up earlier could be a way to be more adventurous in itself. You might be able to catch the sunrise and see the destination in a way that you have never seen before. 

Play travel roulette

If you are finding it really challenging picking a new way to travel, a new destination, or new activity, then try playing travel roulette. 

You could do this the easy way and write ideas on small bits of paper and put them in a bowl. Toss them around and then choose one. Whatever idea you unfold, you have to go with. Ensure to write down things that you have never done before and always wanted to do so that you can experience new things. Playing a game that decides for you will ensure that you can’t make excuses and always have something new and adventurous to look forward to when you travel.

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