2022 Calendar – 04 – Ebrill/April

April Calendar Page

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Life

Last month I told you I was on antibiotics because I had a cellulitis infection on my face.  It cleared up nicely, but came back some 12 days later, and unfortunately didn’t clear with the same antibiotics this time. So I’ve been changed to different antibiotics – the type where you are not to go out uncovered even on a cloudy day. Or use a sunbed.  Never used a sunbed in my life, so that’s no problem, but it would be nice to sit out the garden for a bit without having to take the time to cover up first.  Mind you, the last few days the weather has been perishing cold, so not realy weather for sitting out, but I still need to have my short walk out to feed the birds and the fish.

No family birthday’s this month to make cards for. But I’m still working on some crafting projects, and an aunt has asked me to make her a batch of a dozen Welsh birthday cards, so I’ll need to start on those before long.

As far as how my slow sort through my crafting stash is going, all I can say is – slowly!  I’ve sold some of the items I’ve put on eBay and put some more up for sale, so if you haven’t taken a look at what I’ve put up there lately please do pop along for a look. You can see my listings on eBay – Here!

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s April page on her calendar.

(If you want an idea of what I’ve made in the past, you can find them by following the following links – January – Here! February – Here! March – Here!)

This month I didn’t feel like thinking up a new idea, and Mam didn’t have any suggestions of what she’d like either, so I went for the same idea as last month, only with different animals.

If you don’t follow my blog regularly, and don’t know the story behind last month’s calendar page, then go and have a read of my March calendar page blog post – here.

What I Did

Like last month –  I chose three pictures of animals from a pad of Pollyanna Pickering’s Farmyard Animals.  I then typed and printed the first words of the song, as well as animal sounds, and cut them out.

I chose a sheet of brown Adoreable Scoreable cardstock to work on, then trimed a centimeter or so from each side of a sheet of blue cardstock to stick on to of that.

I then stuck on the animal pictures with some overlap before adding the wording. This time I have a cockrel, chicken, chicks, donkeys and pigs.

The finished piece was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

The Finished Page

This is the panel.

The whole calendar page.

I usually put up a complete list of the previous year’s calendar at the start of each year, but realised while looking back that I hadn’t done so in my Januay post.

So – better late than never – here’s the list of the calendar pages for 2021:

January – Here! February – Here! March – Here! April – Here! May – Here! June – Here ! July – Here! August – Here! September – Here! October – Here! November – Here! December – Here!

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I’ve nearly got the elephant crystal art picture finished, as well as more crafting on the go, so please do keep checking back for a look at my crafting projects.

Have a great month everybody.

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2022 Calendar – 03 – Mawrth/March

March Calendar Page

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Life

After all the birthdays that required cardmakeing last month, this month I have no birthdays to make cards for – that I can remember!

But, of course, we have Mothering Sunday here before the end of the month.  I’m going to make a few Crystal Art butterflies for my mother this year (to give with the absolute necessity of a bulk buy of her favourite shower gel).

As well as the butterfly wall decals, I have a Crystal Art picture of elephants to work on.  I started it at least two years ago, did a corner of around 2″ square, had to stop to make a more urgent project, put it away in a tote between two chairs in the sitting room, and there it has stayed ever since.  I’m going to set myself a target to finish it before Easter.

As I’m sat typing this the birds are busy at the window bird feeder we have on the sitting room window. I’m looking forward to spring when I can go and sit outside a bit and enjoy puttering in the garden again.  Things like the strawberry plants in the strawberry barrel, and the herbs in their planters, really need a good tidy up. But that will have to wait until it is warmer.

At the moment I have a Cellulitis infection in my face so am on antibiotics.

I’m still working my way slowly (very slowly) through sorting my crafting stash. I’ve found some doublers of things, as well as the English wording, that I’ll never use, that I’m selling. (I know that some of my doublers arrived here because I bought an item, and then bought a batch of stuff that also included something I’d already bought.) You can see my listings on eBay – Here!

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s March page on her calendar.

(If you want an idea of what I’ve made in the past, you can find them by following the following links – January – Here! February – Here!)

I usualy ask Mam what theme or image she wants for her calendar each month, but this time I decided to surprise her.

Both Mam and I are prone to saying a lot of Aww, Iii, Oohh as we get up and try to move. So much so we joked about us sounding as if we were doing a painful rendition of “Ee i ee i oh!” from the Old MacDonald. So I went online to check on the Welsh wording of the song. I actually found two versions – “Dewch am dro i fferm Datcu” (translated roughly as – come for a visit to grandfather’s farm.) And “Mae gan f’ewythr Ifan fferm” – (translated roughly as – my uncle Ifan has a farm).

For a play on words, as Mam is a grandmother, not a grandfather, I changed the wording of the first version to “Dewch am dro i fferm Mamgu”.

What I Did

I chose three pictures of animals from a pad of Pollyanna Pickering’s Farmyard Animals.  I then typed and printed the first words of the song, as well as animal sounds, and cut them out.

I chose a sheet of light greenAdoreable Scoreable cardstock to work on, trimming off a centimeter or so from a sheet of white cardstock to stick on to of that.

I then stuck on the animal pictures with some overlap before adding the wording.

The finished piece was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

The Finished Page

This is the panel.

Then I realised I’d put turkey sounds on a picture of geese so had to change it.

The whole calendar page.

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More crafting to show you at some point so please do keep checking back for a look.

Have a great month everybody.

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2022 Calendar – 02 – Chwefror/February

February Calendar Page

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Life

In February we have four birthdays in the family, which means I need to make lots of birthday cards for both Mam and myself to give.  I also need to remember to get some scratchcards as token gifts for the adults, as well as decide what to give the youngsters.

It’s going to be an expensive month.

The weather here is rather cold and gloomy – which is only to be expected in winter I suppose.

It’s a bit too cold to spend much time in the garage sorting out my crafting stash.  I will be putting more items up on eBay as and when I get stuff separated out. You can see what I’ve currently have up on eBay – Here!

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s February page on her calendar.

(If you want an idea of what I’ve made in the past, you can find them by following the following links – January – Here!).

This month was one of those months where Mam said to use whatever I wanted. So I went for some Hunkydory items that I was sorting out to put some up on eBay.

What I Did

This time I went for quick and easy. I just chose a background from a Hunkydory kit. Chose some leaf toppers. Then stuck them on with fingerlift tape.

I used some more tape to attach the panel to the calendar.

As I told you last month – I printed the month titles out as a batch, and stuck them all on the relevant months, before giving the calendar to Mam, so all there was left to do was put thecalendar back up on her bedroom wall.

The Finished Page

This is the panel.

Mounted on the calendar

The whole calendar page.

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I’ve nearly got the elephant crystal art picture finished, as well as more crafting on the go, so please do keep checking back for a look at my crafting projects.

Have a great month everybody.

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2022 Calendar – 01 – Ionawr/January

January Calendar Page

And My Christmas Gift To Mam

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Life

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY

I hope it’s a good one for all of you.

Last year brought some good and some very bad, like I’m sure it did for many of you. The worry about the ever spreading and often mutating COVID hasn’t been good for anybody.  Both Mam and myself have now had our flu jabs and the Booster COVID injection.  We have had carers in every day throughout the pandemic, and the family have been visiting a little more the last few months, but still trying to keep masks on and distancing as much as possible, and we have managed to avoid getting COVID so far.  That, on top of all the other health problems both Mam and I have, is something we don’t need.

Even though I’ve been a bit erratic in posting to my blog this last year, I have been doing a variety of crafts, and will keep doing so for as long as my deteriorating health allows. I’m thinking of makeing a few bits of jewellery next – in addition to the fact that I have a hat on the go on a circular knitting loom, a blanket (or two) partly crocheted, a patchwork blanket (or three) cut out and partly sewn together.

I think I have more projects on the go, as well as the makings or many more crafting items, than I can hope to finish in my lifetime.

One thing I did manage to get done last year, with the help of one of my nephews, was get extra shelving up in the garage to store some of my crafting equipment and consumables.  One thing I still need to do is go back out there and label all the crates and boxes so I can quickly identify which box has what I want without having to go through each one – you know how that goes I’m sure : you search through every box and what is needed is in the last one – and by the time I find it I’m too exhausted to use it.

I do have a lot of stuff I will never get to using. Some equipment, but lots of ends of kits.

Those of you who are regular visitors to my blog, or are amongst my social media friends, will know that most of my cardmaking is in Welsh, so I always have a lot of things left in kits with English wording on that I’m sure will be of use to others. And also I tend to have backing papers and cardstock left over where they were included in kits as well. So I’ve started back selling stuff on eBay again. It’s been a while since I did eBay selling (mostly because it became more difficult for me to get stuff to the Post Office to post after our closest Post Office with parking right in front closed, but now I can get stuff picked up from home). I do however only send out within the UK as postage is prohibitively expensive on small cost items and heavier weight items to anywhere else in the world. You can see my listings on eBay – Here!

Crafting

One thing I made last year I couldn’t show you was my gift to my mother. Not because she would be likely to go look at my blog, but because she might see me working on the blog post and see a photo of her gift before Christmas as I tend to work on my blog posts while we are sitting together of a morning before the carers help her back to bed.

If you are regular visitors to my blog you will know that I was makeing flowers, made using various Forever Flowerz kits, for everybody. (Except the men where I did a play on the theme of flowers and gave them Roses – the chocolate variety that is!).

I presented Mam’s flowers in a small crate made from a kit by Stamps Away I think.  You may also remember me saying in the past that Mam’s favorite colour is blue, so so added 3 blue butterflies to her display, as well as weaving a string of small LED lights between the flowers. Hers was the only display I made with these additions.

More Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s January page on her new calendar.

If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about the calendars I’ve decorated for my mother in previous years you will know that I ask her what she would like for the next months page.  This month she asked for “snow”!

What I Did

This year I started by printing out the title of each month in Welsh and then cutting them out and sticking them in place on the relevant page over the English title to save having to print a single month title every month.

I hunted through the bundle of fronts that I’d cut off old Christmas cards for ones with snow on them. In the end I chose 3 for the calendar – a robin on a snow covered branch, a hedgehog walking through the snow, and a dog on a tractor in the middle of a snow covered field with sheep.

I did a pit of trimming around the robin and hedgehog and stuck the three pictures onto a sheet of cardstock so that they are overlapping.  This panel was stuck on to an A4 sheet of Adorable Scorable cardstock to frame it.

The finished piece was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

The Finished Page

This is the panel.

The whole calendar page.

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More crafting to show you at some point so please do keep checking back for a look.

Have a great month everybody.

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2021 Calendar – 12 – Rhagfyr

December Calendar Page

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Life

After a few months of makeing up Forever Flowerz and putting them together in bunches as Christmas gifts, I realize that I have a few more than I need, so I’ve decided to put some up for sale on eBay – you can see them here.

Here’s a small sample of the flowers I’ve included.

I only post within the UK because of expense of postage. I’m hopeing that somebody will want the large variety for several vase full for themselves, or to split to gift to several people.

I’m nearly finished packing my Christmas gifts for everybody. Which for me is good going for early December.  Going for the rustic look this year – in other words, no Christmas wrapping, just plain cardboard boxes and tape with snowflakes and berries on.

This was the bundle mid November – needles to say they will not fit under our small Christmas tree. The bundles are now even higher, and I need to get some delivered before they topple.

Now I really need to get on with my Christmas card makeing.  Hopefully I’ll have some card posts to show you before long.

I started some more mushroom boxes off growing in the utility room again.  I showed you some of my spring ones earlier in the year. I like to grow some in the spring and in the autumn. This year I was later than usual starting off the four varieties I chose. I was afraid that the drop in temperature would stop them growing, but, although they are very slow, there is some sign of growth in each container.

Only ones I’ve had a crop off yet are the shitake – they were at a much more advanced state arriving from the suppliers.

Even after cutting off a bowl full there were still more left.

I made enough mushroom soup for us to have for lunch two days, as well as a big tub of mushroom pate. And very nice they were as well.  I’m hopeing that one of the other types will produce mushrooms for Christmas – time will tell.

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s December calendar page.  If you missed seeing the previous pages you can see : January – Here! February – Here! March – Here! April – Here! May – Here! June – Here ! July – Here! August – Here! September – Here! October – Here! November – Here!

If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about the calendar I’ve been decorating for my mother month by month you will know that I ask her what she would like next.  This month I saw the lovely Nativity images in the Hunkydory collection I bought and knew I had to pick a background cardstock and an image from that colectio for the calendar.

What I Did

I chose a sheet of Adorable Scorable cardstock and trimmed my chosen background cardstock to slightly smaller before attaching it with fingerlift tape.

I then attached the chosen topper with fingerlift tape and used glue gel to attach part of the framing element.

The finished piece was left overnight to dry flat before it was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month in Welsh and used fingerlift tape again to stick this on.

The Finished Page

These are photos of the finished page from slightly different angles trying to get to show the colours and some foiling.

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More crafting to show you at some point so please do keep checking back for a look.

Have a great month everybody.

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2021 Calendar – 11 – Tachwedd

November Calendar Page

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Life

October saw me having to go to more outpatients clinics, but I still managed to do a little bit in the garden. Even if the slugs and snails have decimated my spinach seedlings I have had some veg to eat.

This pumpkin was so large I had to have one of my nephews carry it in for me. He put it on the kitchen table and it was all I could do to turn it around to cut a quarter out for my first batch of cooking from it.

I put the 330ml water bottle by its side to try and give an indication of its size.

I got two savoury pumpkin pies, two sweet pumkin pies, and a saucepan full of soup from a quarter.

Leaving me with three quarters of a pumpkin to process and put in the freezer for later use.

I’ve also had a good few apples in from the garden (my nephew got given a whole lot as well).

Bramley cooking apples were peeled and cored, with Mam’s help, and in addition to apple tarts I put several bags full in the freezer as slices and several bags stewed as apple sauce.

My crafting for October consisted mostly of makeing up Forever Flowerz and makeing them into bunches, displays, etc., and boxing them up as Christmas gifts.  I’ve already posted some blog posts about these, and have more to show you again.  Keep an eye out for them.

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s November calendar page.  If you missed seeing the previous pages you can see : January – Here! February – Here! March – Here! April – Here! May – Here! June – Here ! July – Here! August – Here! September – Here! October – Here!

If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about the calendar I’ve been decorating for my mother month by month you will know that I ask her what she would like next.  As I’d been spending the month makeing Forever Flowerz displays to give as Christmas gifts to family members, with the occasional bit of help from Mam – takeing photos of them all before packing them up – we thought it would be nice to make a panel for her calendar for this month showing some of the ones we’d made.  We made more than I’ve put on this calendar page.

What I Did

The background is just a photo of a lot of the flower heads I put together, taken in the big plastic box I was putting them in while working.  This was printed onto white paper and trimmed to make it smaller than the red sheet of Adorable Scorable I’d chosen to build my panel on. I used fingerlift tape to stick the paper to the cardstock.

The photos of the flower displays were shrunk and printed onto glossy photo paper.  After cutting them out and deciding on a layout Mam and I were happy with, I stuck them all on the panel using 1mm deep, double sided, foam tape.

The finished piece was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape before I printed out the month in Welsh and used fingerlift tape again to stick this on.

The Finished Page

This is the whole calendar page

These are closer looks at the panel I created

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More crafting to show you at some point so please do keep checking back for a look.

Have a great month everybody.

-oOo-

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2021 Calendar – 10 – Hydref

October Calendar Page

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Life

Despite my health not being the best, I have managed to do a little gardening. Moving and sitting down to do everything. But got some nice food for the table. For some reason only the dark purple coloured carrots grew from the pack of mixed carrots seeds. I added some Tesco orange carrots to them for some added colour for a sunday lunch in mid September.

With them we had some home grown “bright lights” (mixed colour) swiss chard and some home grown red potatoes.

While I was too shakey with my health to go out the garden the garden, a couple of the courgettes grew rather large to a marrow size, so I gave some away and made a marrow pie with one.  In fact, I had so much filling after prepareing it that I’ve bagged some and put into the freezer to make another pie in the winter.

The pie looked quite good after bakeing even if I do say so myself.

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s October calendar page.  If you missed seeing the previous pages you can see : January – Here! February – Here! March – Here! April – Here! May – Here! June – Here ! July – Here! August – Here! September – Here!

If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about the calendar I’ve been decorating for my mother month by month you will know that I ask her hat she would like next.  The theme chosen for October was animals again, so I had to something different to the donkeys I did last time.

What I Did

I believe that these images are by Pollyanna Pickering.  They all came in a kit together, as did the sheet of paper I used as a background.  I chose a grey Adorable Scorable as the main, frameing, background.

Everything was stuck on using fingerlift tape this time.

The finished piece was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month in Welsh and used fingerlift tape again to stick this on.

The Finished Page

This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar.

The panel on the calendar.

The full calendar page up on the wall.

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More crafting to show you at some point so please do keep checking back for a look.

Have a great month everybody.

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2021 Calendar – 09 – Medi

September Calendar Page

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Life

My health has taken a serious turn for the worse over the last few weeks.  I’ve had a cellulitis infection in my left leg – the leg that has never had such an infection before.  Then, having been on antibiotics for that for three weeks I developed jaundice.  Then I collapsed and had to be taken to hospital the end of August.  I will have to have more hospital visits to confirm exactly what is going on, but indications are not too good.

Which, of course, means that I did a rush job for Mam’s callendar page for September, and it really isn’t of my usual standard.  In fact I’ll go so far as to say it’s probably the worse I’ve done for her.

So …

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s September calendar page.  If you missed seeing the previous pages you can see : January – Here! February – Here! March – Here! April – Here! May – Here! June – Here ! July – Here! August – Here!

If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about the calendar I’ve been decorating for my mother month by month you will know that I ask her hat she would like next.  This month she asked for flowers.

What I Did

I just scribbled a background with green and blue watercolour markers.  Added in some brown, branch like, lines.  Then I stuck on a couple of different sized flower embelishments in several colours using glue gel.

The finished piece was left overnight to dry flat before it was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month in Welsh and used fingerlift tape again to stick this on.

The Finished Page

This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar.

The panel on the callendar.

And the full callendar page up on the wall.

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More crafting to show you at some point so please do keep checking back for a look.

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2021 Calendar – 08 – Awst

August Calendar Page

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Life

July was a busy month in the garden. Mostly fruit picking.  The loganberries have once again got a good crop.  I’ve been having to pick every day or two to get them before the birds. There have been some raspberries ripening as well.

I freeze them on a flat tray and then put them in large bags in the freezer. That way I can just pull out a handful for a quick, icy, smoothie, or pull out a lot for cooking something.

One of the cactuses that I’ve got after my late grandmother realy liked the repotting I gave it in the spring as it has now flowered and has several other buds on it.

Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s August calendar page.  If you missed seeing the previous pages you can see : January – Here! February – Here! March – Here! April – Here! May – Here! June – Here ! July – Here!

If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about the calendar I’ve been decorating for my mother month by month you will know that I ask her hat she would like next.  This month she asked for something I hadn’t done done before – which left a large number of posibilities!

What I Did

I recycled an old card for one of the toppers, and used another topper from my crafting stash.  I matted both of them onto a layer of brown Adorable Scorable cardstock.  I also cut strips of that cardstock to put as paper ribbons on the page.  I used a blue Adorable Scorable sheet as the main background and stuck a piece of patterned paper that I’d trimmed slightly smaller over it.  I kept this calendar page flat by only using fingerlift tape to stick things on.  I stuck on the matted and layered toppers at an angle, and put the paper ribbon elements on the page so that they wnet behind the corner of the toppers in some places and over the toppers in other places.

The finished piece was was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month in Welsh and used fingerlift tape again to stick this on.

The Finished Page

This is the whole calendar page (sorry for the bad quality of photo).

This is a closer look at the panel

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More crafting to show you at some point so please do keep checking back for a look.

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2021 Calendar – 07 – Gorffennaf

July Calendar Page

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Crafting

Time to show you what I’ve put on my mother’s July calendar page.  If you missed seeing the previous pages you can see : January – Here! February – Here! March – Here! April – Here! May – Here! June – Here !

If you’ve seen any of my previous posts about the calendar I’ve been decorating for my mother month by month you will know that I ask her what she would like next.  However, this month I went with my choice.  I saw a photo that reminded me of a story Mam had told me of her loving to play with the working horse they had when she was very young.  She said she was tiny at the time and could walk underneath the horse’s belly – which made her family very worried, but the horse never once attempted to kick her.

What I Did

For this panel I kept it completely flat.  I took an A4 sheet of white cardstock and stuck on two pieces of different coloured background cardstock with fingerlift tape.  I then chose a wood effect print and stuck it on at an angle towards one side and my chosen topper at an angle towards the other side.

The finished piece was stuck up on the calendar with fingerlift tape.

I printed out the month in Welsh and used fingerlift tape again to stick this on.

The Finished Page

This is the panel ready to stick on the calendar.

With the month title

The Whole calendar page

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I’ll be back with next month’s calendar page the begining of next month, but I’m concentrating on gardening at the moment so there may be more crafting before then, but there may not.

Have a great month everybody.

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