Every Picture tells a Story..~Grow Your Own Update.

Gardening Girl wearing Granddads hatNot so many words in this post but A picture Update to how the allotment is growing.. Our Granddaughter is enjoying herself digging and finding worms and treasure.. Wearing her Granddad’s hat.

 

hoeing weeds is hard work..Here she is using the hoe to weed, with Granddad mowing the boarder verges in the background.. She is learning fast and so loves being connected to the Earth she sings all the time..

 

 

OK so the rest of the Pictures will be in the slide show with captions to inform you what is growing in July.. Have a beautiful Weekend and wishing you all a Happy Summer.. Enjoy and remember to Love one another

Click onto the photo’s to take you to an enlarged view within the slide show..

 

 

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  1. cat
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 21:40:26

    … So lovely … Just taking a breather … in your garden … I thank you, sister … Love you, cat. PS: I won’t leave any little cat presents, promise πŸ™‚

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 12:12:00

      Big Smiles Cat, and no not one little catty present did I find.. πŸ™‚ Sending you a Hug and hoping you are feeling brighter my good friend… Anytime you feel like a breather, you’re welcome to take a walk… Sending you a Hug.. Love Sue

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  2. prenin
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 21:55:39

    Looks like you are doing good work hun! πŸ™‚

    We have a lot of snails around here this year, there are three large ones attached to the wall under my neighbour’s window – why they headed there I do not know, because there is no food for them there!!! 😦

    As I write it is raining and horrible outside and I’m wide awake despite my pills, so sleep will be slow in coming…

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! πŸ™‚

    Love and huge hugs!

    Prenin.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 12:09:05

      Yes it rained all night, but the gardens were dry and needed it,.. This morning its not gone down into the soil very far but its saved us watering today…
      have a good weekend.. sending thoughts your way, and take care..

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  3. Aquileana
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 22:31:42

    Sue,

    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous set of photos… Your organic garden is outstanding and you granddaughter… truly cute. Congratulations!
    Wishing you the very best . Love ❀
    Aquileana πŸ˜€

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  4. Writing to Freedom
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 22:35:33

    Looks nice and like a lot of food and work. I like to piddle in the garden. πŸ™‚
    Cute little helper you have. πŸ™‚

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  5. marina kanavaki
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 23:06:37

    That weeding smile is just perfect!
    Wonderful watching them grow and look at it now!!!!
    Marigolds aren’t just keeping insects away, they make the garden look prettier.
    Happy weekend, my dear Sue! πŸ™‚ xxxxx +hugs

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  6. Jo Bryant
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 00:34:20

    That is so wow Sue. I can’t wait to get back in to my garden and explore some new veges to plant

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  7. Visionkeeper
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 02:25:49

    Love to see your smiling face! I am so impressed by the not only the size of your garden but how well tended it is. That can only come from much hard work. Wonderful! Glad you got the frustration out on the weeds….Blessings and love…VK

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 11:56:17

      Thank you VK.. Hubby must take the credit for most of it, he spends two hours at least every day in there, I just help out weeding and gathering produce and thinning out, Watering etc .. and poking my nose in general LOL… I come into my own harvest time, Freezing storing and and cooking… πŸ™‚

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  8. Line
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 05:59:55

    Your granddaughter is so adorable!!!! πŸ™‚ I wish I could be there to play with her in the beautiful garden πŸ™‚ Have a lovely lovely weekend Sue! πŸ™‚

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 11:53:34

      Thank you Line, yes our Granddaughter is a little treasure, and she has so much fun… she found a worm, picked up a ladybug and placed him on the sweetcorn, then handled a large moth… Last year she allowed the caterpillars to crawl up her arm.. so I am trying to educate her about nature and how things grow.. She learns fast and remembers everything..
      The pleasure I get is the reward.. xxx Big hugs for a happy weekend.. xox

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  9. narf77
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:13:47

    Firstly, sorry I am late to the party in commenting. I have been “flat out like a lizard drinking” all week. I swore I would get stuck into my RSS Feed Reader today and all of that “swearing” seems to be working ;). Love your allotment and your grand-daughter and her gorgeous red hair and that wonderful cheeky grin. Love that you at least let that snail have a bit of a scoff before he most probably went to meet his maker ;). Cheers for the marigold tip about the white fly. My own Sanctuary (what I call my veggie garden) was full to the back gills with the nasty little things by the end of last season and now I know about marigolds I am going to interplant them all over the place. Aside from being pest repellent they are pretty as well :).

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 11:51:03

      Love that expression ” flat out like a lizard drinking” LOL… Don’t apologise, I know you will get when you can, likewise back… Trying to juggle things and make time for the internet and blogging sometimes has to take second… I am madly rushing to answer all comments here before I head off to work this afternoon… I wont be back until 9am.. So I know how busy you are with all you have to do..
      The marigolds seem to be working, and we put in pots after lots reseeded last year.. then put them in between the veg, so far no signs of white or black fly, We put lupins in pots too as we know black fly love them.. but they even avoided the lupins… So fingers crossed-Success!
      You can also eat the petals of a marigold in salads ( I think ) make sure you look that up before you do lol )

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  10. dogkisses
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 06:16:52

    Such a refreshing post! I love the photo of your granddaughter in her grand dad’s hat! And that she is singing in the garden! Well! That is awesome! Love this, Sue.

    Love,
    Michelle.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 11:45:32

      Yes she hums and sings away Michelle all the time, and so enjoys making soil castles too πŸ™‚ those gloves are childs gloves which are still too big for her, but she loves digging… πŸ™‚

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  11. beverley
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 09:02:59

    Looks like you are in for a good crop. Have a great weekend xx

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  12. marja
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 09:06:32

    Cute picture of your gran daughter and great that she is learning sch important skills. It will become more and more important to grow your own food.
    The harverst you have there is rich and yum Enjoy eating it.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 11:43:04

      Hi Marja, yes my intention is to learn her Gardening skills, she pics things up so quickly and remembers things… She always asks to go to the allotment. She has a potato in a pot growing and some beans, so the next lesson when ready is to pick and cook and taste… She loves greens which is good…

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  13. David
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 10:38:29

    Looks delicious Sue and you must know the marigolds are a good deterrent to the white fly on Tomatoes My daughter is having a battle with caterpillars on her broccoli … all good fun when you grow your own πŸ™‚ Love, David

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  14. Jacqueline King
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 10:44:47

    What abundance you’ve nurtured in your allotment, Sue, thank you for sharing it with us! My tiny veg patch is buried under building tools and materials at the moment but I’m bringing on herbs, fruit and tomatoes in pots along the walls ~ it’s wonderful how well they’re cooing with the disruption! Your granddaughter’s adorable in Grandad’s hat ~ she’s learning so much, without even realising it, bless her! πŸ™‚

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 11:36:07

      Thank you Jacqueline, great to have you visit the allotment.. Yes our granddaughter is a treasure for sure, and remembers everything..
      Sounds like your having a make-over with those building tools… glad to hear your tomatoes are doing well in pots along with your herbs… we all love our veggies πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend.. xx Sue

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  15. Eddie Two Hawks
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 11:42:49

    Yummy! Hard work pays off and your great photos prove it! A delicious assembly of Earth’s best! love and light, Eddie

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 06, 2014 @ 18:59:41

      Dear Eddie, yes the Earths best.. she is working well with us this year.. πŸ™‚ and as you see so is our Granddaughter, who is also learning well…
      Many thanks for your welcome visit to our allotment Veggie plot πŸ™‚
      Love Sue xox

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  16. Dilip
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 13:17:20

    Your garden is truly fascinating with plants as happy as the gardeners – you, hubby and of course the sweet little one. Yes a garden grows bounty when with love and care. Remember the quote β€œThe footprint of the owner is the best manure.”

    I too have marigold at the border of our poly-house to keep the pests off. Marigold is also used in most of our festivals. πŸ™‚

    Many thanks Sue for this beautiful post.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 06, 2014 @ 18:54:14

      Brilliant that we both use marigolds, and I love the comment you made ” Remember the quote β€œThe footprint of the owner is the best manure.”… I showed it my husband he smiled and said thank you for the compliment… πŸ™‚
      I am so happy you enjoyed your walk among the veggies xox
      Sue

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  17. Valentine Logar
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 13:38:57

    I love this, love seeing your granddaughter, love the food! I could sit in your garden I think.

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  18. coastalcrone
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 19:09:28

    Now that is a truck farm! I have to be satisfied with a few things in pots. Thanks for sharing your bounty in photos. Cute granddaughter too!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 06, 2014 @ 18:27:56

      πŸ™‚ big smiles, .. Even pots are good, you can grow a lot in a few pots .. When we didn’t have a garden we grew Veggies in pots potatoes, Kidney beans, strawberries, even carrots.. πŸ™‚ so long as the compost is good and you water well.. πŸ™‚ Thank so much for you visit and Yes our Granddaughter is a treasure… but then we are bias πŸ™‚

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  19. Christy Birmingham
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 20:08:16

    Wow, Sue! I’m so impressed with your garden! I would love to try a strawberry, care to share?!! πŸ™‚ xoxo Happy weekend to you and family

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  20. Crowing Crone
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 20:53:09

    what delightful pictures, the colour, the growth and the joy. Loved seeing your granddaughter so happy to be working the soil. That greedy snail though!

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  21. amandaseesdreams
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 22:43:24

    Wow Sue! Awesome work! Somehow you have time for all of us and for work and family and spreading truth and light AND this garden?!?!?! Must be Love your motor runs on….thank you for being an inspiration. Hugs, Amanda

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 06, 2014 @ 18:01:44

      Thank you Amanda, πŸ™‚ I can not take all of the credit… But we both put a lot of time in and that’s often why I am late and miss many of my followers posts, I follow over 280, I was amazed the other day how many I follow, My email box is always heaving with posts.. Big smiles at the fuel in my motor.. πŸ™‚ Fresh Air, and Good Healthy food, lots of Beetroot smoothies too all good for you LOL… Many thanks for your wonderful encouragement… πŸ™‚

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  22. oawritingspoemspaintings
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 00:11:26

    What a beautiful sight! I had pleasure with each & every photo.
    You should all be mighty proud of yourselves!
    So it seems you are entirely self-sufficient food-wise? wow, you have all my respect… & that with a full-time job, gosh, I don’t know how you do it πŸ™‚

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 06, 2014 @ 17:54:07

      Thank you OAWPP, πŸ™‚ yes we are lucky in that we store, freeze and I make soups etc, Most of our root veggies lasted us through out the winter… We freeze such crops as broccoli and kidney beans, peas, carrots etc, We have two big freezes and a back up generator just in case!… πŸ˜‰ ..
      Hubby does most of the hard work in the spring, digging it over and I plant seeds get them started in the greenhouse or on our window sills .. Then I go and help weed when I have the time and feel up to it..
      Hubby spends 2 hrs a day hoeing which keeps the weeds down And I help, and help water…
      My greatest love is harvesting.. I picked 3 pounds of Strawberries this afternoon and some Rhubarb, I came across a recipe for Rhubarb and strawberry crumble I hope to make tomorrow.. So I will take some pics and hopefully share the recipe later in my blog.. Should you ever want a recipe there are some in my Home Recipe section in the header on my blog πŸ™‚
      I was at work yesterday afternoon and all night.. but came home and felt like weeding the front garden around our home.. so got that done this morning… But I have relaxed in the Sun this afternoon..
      Thanks again for the wonderful comment πŸ˜€ xxx

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  23. John Thomas Dodds
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 17:32:08

    Truly summer captured, thanks for a walk through the garden

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  24. Maria F.
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 17:47:17

    This is amazing. You’re so talented with everything that is related to earth, life, and gardens. Isn’t it great to have this affinity for everything that lives and grows? For me it’s to be in harmony with it all. That is why I love plants also.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 06, 2014 @ 17:58:01

      Thank you Maria, Yes I am a great believer in if you love what you do it will succeed… And I always seem to have had green fingers.. so has hubby.. its how we were both brought up.. We came from very large families.. I was the eldest of 5 children, and hubby was one of 6.. Back when we grew up, there wasn’t a lot of money so you had to make ends meet and everyone grew veggies in our village.. I so liked what Dilip said in his comment.. πŸ™‚ which made me smile.. πŸ™‚

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  25. becca givens
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 04:38:31

    Bountiful harvesting of produce, love and memories for each of you. Have a wonderful week ahead xoxo becca

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  26. giselzitrone
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 08:23:18

    Einen schânen Montag liebe Sue ein schâner Spaniergang durch den Karten,ist so schân wenn man so etwas hatt hatte ja auch mal einen ist zwar viel Arbeit aber macht auch viel freute wenn man alles selber erntet.Ich wünsche dir eine glückliche schâne Woche Gesundheit und Glück.Grüße und Freundschaft.Gislinde

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2014 @ 11:36:29

      Liebe Gislinde, danke lieber Freund … Mein Mann und ich den Garten gemeinsam zu tun .. Und genießen diese fabelhafte Sommer sind wir …. kann ich ruhig fΓΌr eine Zeit, als mehr Zeit im Freien verbringen, so glaube nicht, dass ich haben Sie vergessen … Viel Liebe lieber Freund … Liebe Sue

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  27. aishasoasis
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 12:01:17

    Everything looks so wonderful, Sue! Nothing like eating your own produce, is there?! I understand about weeding therapy, too, but on the other hand, I’m happy to have everything on the roof this year with far less weeding, yay! Take a break and relax when you can, busy lady! β™₯β™₯β™₯ ;^)

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2014 @ 11:32:28

      Glad you do not have lots of weeds to do Aisha, and roof gardening I am sure is a delight, but still needs all that watering too…. I took a break yesterday as I got out my paints again… I had a wonderful day that just sped by me… Today I get my Granddaughter again for a little while after Pre-school, so making the most of my morning to catch up with my Blog comments.. Take care too. thinking of you xxx Sue xxx

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  28. Alex Jones
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 12:30:10

    It looks like your care of your allotment/garden is paying dividends with a great harvest πŸ™‚

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2014 @ 11:21:02

      It is Alex.. this time of year is always busy with so much to do.. But its very rewarding when Nature is kind and the weather is being kinder this year to our crops.. Thank you for calling in and for your much appreciated comment πŸ™‚ Sue

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  29. Duma Key
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 13:21:39

    Looks like you have a lot going off. There is something very tranquil about weeding, I always find my self getting lost in thought.

    Slugs and snails become a tad of a nuisance this year, I put a load of small plants in the front garden and they have had a proper feast, so much so my plants are looking like twigs, it would seem we have had ripe weather for them to breed this year on mass! Not really sure there is much I can do about my little plants!

    My little nephews been having fun in the garden too, watering my pots and giving the poorly tree some medicine …..though there idea of watering often involves watering me and any unsuspecting passer by!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2014 @ 11:19:24

      Yes Weeding is very therapeutic Duma, and yes the weather has been just right for our slug and snail population, And they can soon make short work of young plants they like… Try getting some Copper tape from the Garden section to put around your plants or pots, Copper deters them, also they do not like very fine gravel to crawl over.. ..
      Don’t you just love the little ones in their enjoyment of water.. Water games are such fun, especially when we adults end up getting a bath πŸ™‚ I have been reading your posts via phone and haven’t got around to commenting yet I will… But they have warmed my heart in that you seem much happier and focuses and enjoying these moments with children and babies πŸ™‚ ;-).. Big smiles as I know all is coming together in your world again.. πŸ™‚

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  30. lscotthoughts
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 16:24:24

    Your granddaughter is adorable, Sue, and your garden is beyond lovely! Just viewing your wonderful photos brings peace to my Monday morning soul! πŸ™‚ Have a Happy day, my friend! β™₯ xo

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 08, 2014 @ 10:40:39

      Hi Lauren, I am happy you enjoyed a Peaceful Monday my friend… Each day is a Happy day when we set our intentions to enjoy πŸ™‚ Much love dear Lauren… The Sun is out early so I will be out enjoying more of my garden later.. πŸ™‚

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  31. kcg1974
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 17:06:26

    Hello Sue: You have just been nominated for the Versatile Bloggers Award. Please visit my page to see. https://kimgosselinblog.wordpress.com/

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  32. aFrankAngle
    Jul 08, 2014 @ 13:25:21

    Cheers to the garden and the gardener for showing the granddaughter the beauty one can create.

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  33. Ruth Nina Welsh
    Jul 09, 2014 @ 12:37:55

    Wonderful to see the updates and the growth Sue – a real treat! Much love to you xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 14, 2014 @ 19:04:14

      Hi Ruth, so pleased you enjoyed the walk around our allotment… the strawberries have been abundant and very sweet.. next time your passing feel free to pick and mix lol πŸ™‚

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  34. natswans
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 18:20:59

    Oh it’s lovely to see your Granddaughter taking part , and oh that red hair. Your plot is looking amazing Sue , well done to you both. I can see all your hard work has paid off. Hugs Sheila x
    Been on a short break .

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 17, 2014 @ 08:47:06

      Thank you Sheila, yes Hubbies the main man for the hard work LOL.. But I do my bit of weeding.. And our Granddaughter is a great pea picker πŸ™‚ too… I hope you enjoyed your break.. So good to see you here. Love Sue

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  35. natswans
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 18:21:43

    Oh Sue I love those Poppies x

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jul 17, 2014 @ 08:45:30

      They have all died down now, but we do like to keep some poppies in the allotment.. I love to paint these wonderful flowers too.. Hope you are well Shelia. Lovely seeing you, and enjoy a Wonderful Hot day today xox Sue

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