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  1. Croix
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    1 January 2021 in reply to Hanna3

    Dear Hanna3

    "A mother's disgrace" is for e-loan at my library so I will tack it on to the end of my current hold list. I do not read that much fiction (a lot is technical health matters) and the rest is fiction and biographies of people in the entertainment field I like/liked, "Take Just My Life" by Marlene Dietrich would be an example as would "Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster" by David Attenborough.

    I get my movies mainly from eBay second hand and also from a secondhand shop near me that specialties in DVDs . All very cheap, i.e. 5 for $20

    I'm not sure I'd like Shoplifters, too close to home (I was a policeman) , I think Bread and Tulips much more to my taste and will look out for it, i dunno about Antonia's Line,It may well be a unique fim wiht many virtues, however an excess of rape and death would probably be too much for me to deal with (not that I ever suffered either :)

    If you liked the Japanese then Our Little Sister might interest you. The difference in attitude between generations in Japan. I think you can find it with subtitles in YouTube.

    This is interesting

    Croix

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  2. Hanna3
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    2 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    Hi Croix,

    I get DVDs from places like EBay second hand too - and books from used book stores and Op Shops are often good!

    Antonia's Line is actually very funny and heartwarming. Shoplifters makes you understand why they do it, and how they form a family from different people whose "real" families have pretty much abandoned them. I understand if you have to avoid some things for sure. Bread and Tulips is heartwarming and sweet and life affirming (as is Antonia's Line). Chocolat was wonderful, you probably know that one?

    Dessaix talks about art, travel, philosophy, the good life, travel... he's very broad minded and interesting. I have every book he's written!

    Happy reading and movie watching in the New Year!

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    6 January 2021 in reply to Croix
    Hi Croix,

    How are you going these days? How's your health going?

    I was just curious, are you still on those shakes? Have they made a difference? Just asking because I'm on my own health/ weight-loss journey and think that anyone that can stick to reducing their food intake is a power- house.

    Weight loss is challenging. I heard that 20% maintain it while 80% put it back on.

    🤔

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  4. Croix
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    6 January 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Dear MM~

    OK, I'll talk about weight loss. The below are just my opinions however I'm not enthusiastic.

    I've been on a diet with 2 shakes to replace meals for a long tine now -18 months perhaps. I did this because I'm less able to exercise that I used to be and did not wish to have the typical weight gain you get just sitting most of the time. On the other hand I've not lost weight.

    So far it has been more or less successfully in that my weight has mostly not increased. There have been a few times it did following my weakening when tempted,

    This is not the same as dieting for weight loss. As far as I can see this should be medically supervised (as mine is) and at the same time is a whole-life change; an example being the Mayo Clinic Diet (This is just an example and seem sensible however I'm not necessarily endorsing it).

    Trying to do this on your own without constant support is incredibly difficult and weight lost most often returns as the life style necessary gradually fades.

    Companies that offer a prize that includes all your premiums for losing weight are on a winner, the vast majority of dieters will not succeeded and they profit.

    Like many things I'd suggest a support group that has no financial interest.

    Sorry not to sound enthusiastic, it is possible, but very hard.

    Croix

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    6 January 2021 in reply to Croix
    Hello,

    You have self control and discipline to stick to the shakes for so long. That's what I plan to do, stick to the changes I've been making this last almost month long term.
    There's an app you download and connect with so many others mostly from America doing the same challenge so there's loads of free support. My mum is doing it with me so I have her support too.

    But, in all honesty putting money into it ( only to get it back and lots more if I lose my 17kg in 6 mnths which I chose) has set something off inside of me. I'm eating so much better on my own. Supporting others on the app ( we write to each other, send photos, msgs etc) is also a strong influence to succeed.

    I know I will do everything in my power to make this happen. I don't want to lose this money.

    I do have a background working with professionals- dietitian, personal trainers and I've been a personal trainer myself ( studied some nutrition) so I'm well equipped.

    I have travelled down the weight loss Rd under the guidance of professionals before so I'm really just getting back on that bike.
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    7 January 2021 in reply to Croix
    Hi Croix,

    I had a look at the Mayo clinic diet as I'm interested in everything weight/ health related. I like their concept of doing it for the long haul.

    I do believe however in mixing things up for weight loss if something isn't working.

    Some people swear by intermittent fasting, the keto diet, low carb diet...there are so many out there. If u stop your diet once losing the weight and go back to your old habits of course the weight will creep back on. It's good to shock the body by doing something different but then you have to find something you can sustain long term.

    I have many tips and tricks up my sleeve.
    One example is drinking loads of water with squeezed lemon in it.

    Anyway adding to your health and healing your body because food is medicine is possible as is losing weight, you just have to find what works for you.

    I too used to drink shakes. I still have some lef
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    7 January 2021 in reply to Croix
    Hi again,

    I obviously didn't finish my last train of thought, my phone has been freezing on me.

    Anyhow I've lost weight because of new lifestyle changes and am on track to winning my money back and then some. I know I've got this in the bag.

    Have a wonderful night or morning or day Croix, depending on when u get this.

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    10 January 2021 in reply to Croix
    Morning Croix,

    I just wanted to tell u about my shake.

    It was the most delicious shake I've ever had in my life!

    I have a tub of chocolate Isagenix so I used a scoop of that, added a large tablespoon of natural peanut butter, a few dates, desiccated coconut, l/f milk, ice, and blended.

    It was delicious!

    Tasted like desert.

    Anyhow hope you're as well as can be.
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  9. Croix
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    10 January 2021 in reply to monkey_magic

    Dear MM

    Beats 2 cups of coffee and a cigarette!

    Mind you I'm talking ancient history here:)

    C

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    10 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix,

    Was browsing the forums, and was pleased to see you have a little social space of your own. Nice. :)

    I see weight loss is the topic of the moment. You know I get a bit excited about making desserts periodically and have to rein it in now and then. I have been on the weight loss journey myself, and when I began it I was on a month's leave from work (i.e. fairly sedentary). It's irrelevant to me now as they don't cater to vegetarians, but at the time I found Light & Easy really helpful - they're not just about weight loss but maintaining healthy weight and eating a variety of proper food, not fad diets. Not especially cheap, mind you, but nutritionally balanced and I got their meals for a short period for a sense of portion sizes and made my own afterward based loosely on their menu.

    I got a lot of ideas from them, most importantly to have smaller meals more often, and even have snacks - just keep the overall calories down. Most days would include a small piece of cake or a little chocolate in the fruit and nut mix, things that acknowledge cravings and don't leave you going mad from denying yourself the favourite treats, and other snacks would usually be fruit. The instruction if you were still too hungry to hold back at the end of the day was to aim for a piece of fruit before anything else.

    I did actually find an overall change in my habits - once I'd reached my goal weight, my old portion sizes seemed way too big. Also I broke back how much sugar I had in my coffee over time (only had one anyway) and no longer have any. I always have fruit in the house, too, and not too many sweet snacks. Admittedly portion sizes do creep up a bit over time when you're not measuring things - if I notice my pants not fitting so well, I reduce the portions a bit, and do find myself feeling healthier for it. Oh, and if I'm bored with plain water, soda water is my best friend, I actually prefer that over soft drink these days, sometimes with a wedge of lemon or lime.

    Blue.

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  11. Croix
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    11 January 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Dear Blue~

    I hope you, LM and puffballs are all in the pink.

    When I became a champ I released there was no way anyone could talk to me except on their own threads, or similar as I do not have a thread myself. I do not read their thread as often as I'd like simply due to volume and my need to keep things in proportion.

    As a result I started Croix Talk just as a place to contact me or talk about anything. I'm glad I did, its not always that busy but has lasted and has allowed me many pleasant conversations as well as calls for help.

    I'll have a word to Mrs C about Light & Easy and see how it fits in. I'm reasonably well established but can always use new ideas.

    Nice to see you here

    Croix

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  12. Blue's Clues
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    12 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix,

    We all have our troubles, but in the grand scheme of things, we're doing reasonably well at the moment. How about you, Mrs C, and the Menagerie?

    That makes sense. To be honest, I'm impressed you keep up so well with my thread, given how you are needed elsewhere - yet there you are when I'm in my worst moments. I only follow a handful of threads and get a bit overwhelmed with just that at times. Kudos to you.

    I think it was a great idea to make this thread, allowing for a bit of meandering and light banter between the calls for help. Variety is the spice of life, and all that.

    Whatever works for you, Croix. Light and Easy worked for me and gave me ideas, so I'm sharing what I know, for you to do with as you will. It was a good option for a foodie like me who craves different experiences with my meals. Pity they don't have a vegetarian plan. Maybe the market needs that. Hmm...

    Puffballs say "skraark". I was going to say they say "tweet", but at that very moment Mr Feisty landed on my chair and gave Sir Pecks a fright - "tweet" is most definitely not what he said, haha.

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    12 January 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Dear Blue~

    The logical corollary to "skraark" might have involved a damp cloth or other cleaning aids - I hope not.

    I'm having a lot of tests for breathing and other matters so choose my hear-a-books with care, they can be so engrossing I'm almost sorry to stop.

    The menagerie still complains at the availability of decent staff in the modern era and Mrs C is fine and dandy.

    Trying to keep up is not possible, I do skim as much as I'm able but am sure some might think I've simply gone on to other things. I try but all one can do is all one can do. Fortunately there are many others, including champs, who all do wonders

    I'm glad I've been there when times have been grim for you.

    Croix

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    13 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix,

    Cleaning was required, but it is unknown if it was directly relevant to said "skraark" - birds come with frequent need to clean.

    Haha, I can see that becoming problematic.

    They wouldn't be the Menagerie if they didn't, I'm sure. Glad Mrs C fares well. :)

    I understand. I'm terrible at skimming, never was good at it, it's all super in depth with me - hence I don't know how anyone succeeds as a Community Champion. Good on you for doing what you do. I think perhaps you do a better job of it than you give yourself credit for.

    I have two puffballs upon me now. One is alternating between preening and dozing, the other has been playing with a cord on my jumper. Sir Pecks has recently developed a very specific "skraark" just for telling Mr Feisty to back off. It's quite something.

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    14 January 2021 in reply to Blue's Clues

    Dear Blue, MM and all~

    It sounds silly but it never occurred to me the puffballs would need following around, my menagerie eihter heads outside or uses a tray if locked inside. So that end of matters did not enter my head.

    Funny how they can talk to each other, even if only a warning or distressed "skraark".

    I put Janis Joplin on the A song to express your feelings thread yesterday - do you like Leonard Cohen?

    MM~ I've mentioned that brand to Mrs C who is conducting investigations:)

    Hanna3~I'm waiting on the Library, which could be a day or 6 months, they once went a year with a book on hold (which I selected from their index in the normal manner) only to be then told they had never actually bought it -argh!

    Croix

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    14 January 2021 in reply to Croix
    Hi Croix,

    Medical News today claim Isagenix weight loss products are high in sugar- fructose, which is probably why it tastes so good. It's not supporting it as a long term weight loss option.

    I have meal replacement shakes sporadically so it's a good option for me. But if you are having them twice a day, everyday there are lower sugar options on the market.

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    14 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix,

    Not silly, if you haven't had birds it isn't the first thing you might think of. Some can be toilet trained, many... not so much. They sure keep me busy cleaning up, Sir Pecks in particular can fire off 10-20 times in an hour.

    Yup, they are very talkative. Mr Feisty snaps when he is cranky.

    I haven't listened to much Janis, but liked what I heard. Same with Leonard Cohen. I have a cover of Avalanche done by Ghost, on one of my playlists, actually, which of course prompted me to listen to the original. I liked it.

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    15 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    A very belated Hi there Mr Croixy man 🐧 ( cute lil ole penguin our gorveous Grandy awarded you) and to everyone else too 👋

    I've been thinking about you often Mr as I do about other people I care about too.

    I see Magic 🐒 (Monkey) asked back there how your healths holding which is what I've been concerned about and saw you mentioned having breathing tests.

    How are you matey and how's the back and your health in general. Rotten being crook isn't it.

    Thanks for asking before about my back. The unbearable pains eased but having troubles of a different style and pain lately but getting there often with strong meds I'd prefer not to take.

    In reply to harnessing the mania to achieve and motivate yes thats working and probs with the new beautiful love in my life I'm now type 2 BP still tough but getting there. My thoughts are because it hasn't been done doesn't mean it can't regarding handling the downs. Mammoth work but learning is the key, to most things in life.

    I was reading about your weight loss challenges and shakes. Well done sticking them out. I tend not to like that idea because its food we love but have heard success from them. It would be difficult for you not being able to exercise poor man.

    I'm very sorry hearing you by the sounds have constant back pain. Poor fella it's hard yakka physical pain as is mental too as we mostly all know of.

    So I see you have quite a crowd here so Grandy and I are thinking it might be time to have a Grandeebeez concert 🎧🎸🎼🔔📯🥁🎤🎹 (Various musical instruments including pre tuned extra loud ear muffs 😄 Since we're sharing your Iceberg we'll only charge you half price. I know I know we're too kind.

    Hope your lovely families all well and that you're on the improve dear Croixy man

    Take very good care of yourself. A pleasure knowing you even if you can't quite manage NZealandese lingo 😅🕊

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  19. Croix
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    16 January 2021 in reply to demonblaster

    Dear DB~

    I'm afraid I am under a disadvantage as Google Translate does not have an entry for NZese. In addition my computer has few emoji, reducing me to purloining them from other's posts

    It is nice to hear from you and I get the impression you are handling the BP rather well all things considered.

    Taring pain meds is a pain If you will excuse the expression, and yes I quite understand between the choice of their effects or the distraction and limitations of not taking them.

    I'm lucky is I have the world's oldest Jason Recliner, (probably pre WW1) which exactly fits and allows me to be almost pain free permanently. As you can imaging at times one has an overbearing desire to remain in it and not get on with the rest of one's life.

    I've had the vinyl replaced twice now over the year, eventually though it cracks and wears away and then I go without it while the upholster engages in umpteen days of more important tasks, such a team bonding meetings in the hotel bar in the next street before fixing it up. Which reminds me it is nearly time to do it again.

    I don't try for weight loss, just no gain. I once went on a 3 month live-in detectives course and had to lose an great amout to qualify to go, this being based on some government chat of height vs weight. Not real sophisticated. With the aid of a hospital dietitian I made it and in a fit of unfortunate enthusiasm had my suits altered to fit -they had looked baggy.

    After the course -of course- the weight went on again and I had to buy new suits -sigh.

    I do exercises, a small walk and am now just starting on aqua therapy again (too painful the first time), so it all goes to keep thngs stable.

    As for my health, we'll see. I do know I'm making signification boost to the coffers of the medical industry in the area.

    As for my iceberg, no way, trespassers persecuted. Go find your own one, preferably with an igloo you can practice inside. -I'm told igloos have excellent sound deadening qualities.

    Mrs C and the menagerie are just fine

    Croix

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    23 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    Dear Croix...just checking in in case you thought I'd deserted you. That will never happen...I don't leave people...they leave me!! Story of my life. I'll make it as brief as I can (which you know is near impossible for me) don't think told you about my little or rather quite large, incident just before my last game. we were practising and stepping down heavily onto the ground, my ankle gave way and fell completely down with my knee the worst injured. Took my whole weight on my poor little knee.

    Only time would heal the agonising pain...my whole leg felt like cottonwool from ankle to hip and so bruised you;d think I was in a car crash!

    But hey....we still have the "games" to get through don't we. limping or crutches were not written into the rule book I'm afraid. I had to be agile and on the ball, full of energy and moving moving moving!

    It was a hideous experience, swallowing as many pain killers as I could find (as you know it's hard to get a GP to prescribe the ones that actually"work" these days but even she could see I'd never finish the tournament without some relief).

    Yes as you may have guessed, I did it and no one knew except my team mates....in fact one onlooker came to me afterwards and said "You were sensational"....little did he know. Anyway just wanted to let you know I've been concentrating on getting rid of the pain and letting myself heal (wish I knew how to heal emotionally from things that have happened, as efficiently as I have seemed to heal physically).......

    If you want to lose weight I have a foolproof way....when you're feeling really downcast and hopeless and sad beyond words, your appetite seems to fly out the door and the weight just floats off.....works for me every time.

    (did I read something about you doing a "detective course" or similar during your Mr Plod career? I bet you were the sexiest Detective ever...did you wear a long raincoat type thing and one of those hats like in the 50s movies?? Or were you more like the handsome Detective in the Underbelly series Part 1?

    Love Moonstruck x

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    24 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    Hey Croix and a wave to all,

    You just weren't clear enough Croix, I think there's a grey area we can work on about having a party on your iceberg Croix.... work on him DB lol!

    I could do with some time on an iceberg, it was darned HOT here today. My face went as red as a beetroot! Because it's never too hot for me to garden lol.

    When's the party?

    Love EM

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    24 January 2021 in reply to Moonstruck

    Dear Moon~

    A horrible thing to happen, and pain killers only go so far anyway. I find if I take the stronger one I'm pretty useless for a day, thinking power in energy saver mode I guess. Sill I'd expect no less of you than to soldier on and I'm glad you made it to the end.

    It must have been nice to get that appreciation, it does make a big difference.

    I guess it is a pity you are not an actress, Tiny Tim in a Christmas panto/Carol uses a crutch.

    For me when down I see no reason to diet and thus eat, the opposite of you, pity.

    As for my career, mostly as a detective, in fact only in uniform for an exceedingly short time. No I did not wear a Fedora or trench-coat, just a suit and tie. I'm sad to say I did not look in the slightest like a film star, though I guess if I had to choose I'd say a younger Michael Gambon in Maigret (though I'm flattering myself a bit)

    I spent most of my time chasing after limping bowlers (a notorious lot:)

    Opinion which on crutches walks, and sounds the words another talks (quote from guess who)

    Croix

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    24 January 2021 in reply to ecomama

    Dear EM (with waves the DB and Grandy)~

    I really must stop shilly shallying and make myself clear, there will be no concert on my iceberg - full stop! Its not even as if that pair of troublemakers have any knowledge of music, one rattles a board with beer bottle tops nailed to it while the other blows across the top of a moonshine jug -sheesh.

    Quiet well behaved guests with NO musical aspirations are welcome on my iceberg to enjoy the cool and maybe a clam.

    Incidentally I feel for you over the death of your pet chook. There is something about animals, partly unconditional love, enthusiasm and fun, plus need that worms into one's heart and sadly when they all too soon pass away leaves one bereft.

    Croix

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    24 January 2021 in reply to Croix
    P.S. Forgot to say a grandson has a pet chook he carries around all the time.
    -C
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    24 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    I confess I find detectives extremely attractive..especially the actor in Underbelly. In fact there have been various actors that I've known who were handsome in the extreme...and yet I can't think of any bowlers who are particularly sexy...tradies are usually hot and a guy in one of those yellow high-vis shirts ...wow!!😘

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    25 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    Forgot to say Michael Gambon pops up in all sorts of cameo roles you're not expecting....(as well as doing a fabulous Oscar Wilde) many years ago (a very young and beautiful Jude Law played Boysie, before he became Jude Law if you know what I mean)....Michael was also in Turtle Diary with Ben Kingsley and Glenda Jackson...i can't find it anywhere but its a brilliant lesser known movie where two strangers decide to set free a huge sea turtle kept in a London Aquarium tank.....

    Sylvia Plath (famous poet played by Gweneth Paltrow) was the true story of her suicide and Michael was her neighbour from whom she borrowed some coins to make a final phone call....

    A more recent one of his (can't recall the name) ..about residents in a retirement/nursing home for former musicians, actors, singers etc....Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and other well known names.

    Just some movie trivia for you.......

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  27. Moonstruck
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    25 January 2021 in reply to Croix
    Hey Croix...the last person I heard use the term "shilly shallying" was Lady Bracknell....🤣
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    29 January 2021 in reply to Croix

    Croix said:P.S. Forgot to say a grandson has a pet chook he carries around all the time.
    -C

    Awwww ofcourse he does. How sweet.

    Thankyou Croix. She was the most perfect little being. SO SWEET!
    Just gorgeous.

    Sad thing is that our poodle is depressed over this! He's taken to needing to visit the spot we buried her every day, looking at me quizzically, darling boy. We didn't realise the impact of having darling chicken inside the past few months and our poodle checking in on her multiple times a day.
    Now we're all back at work and school, IDK.

    I sense just a hint of you attempting to mildly set a boundary about your iceberg Croix?
    LOL!

    Methinks you'll visit the Partying Iceberg once you hear that Lagerphone!
    Mrs C would, no doubt about it.

    I hope you're doing okay dear Croix...

    Love EM

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  29. Croix
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    Dear All,

    I'll be taking a couple of weeks off, something I normally do around this time of year.

    No hassles or anything to worry about (unless you try to take over my iceberg to make horrible noises:).

    I look forward to catching up with you again soon

    Be well

    Croix

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  30. Ggrand
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    23 February 2021 in reply to Croix

    Dear Croix...

    I hope you get some good rest..you deserve it so much..🕊🌹🦋..

    Just a heads up dear sir...Deebi and I will iceberg sit for you..We will take really good care of it for you....

    Deebi....(shhhh)....Band practice can start again soon....🎼🎤🎹🎺🎻🎷 🥁...

    A gentle hug...Croix..🤗.

    Grandy..

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