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What have I missed?

Yes, another trip to New Zealand has meant yet more frantic catching up, and having had minimal internet access while upside down means I have no idea what’s gone on legal-wise while I was away. Although, as you can see, it was a terrible hardship being there while it snowed (AGAIN) here....

I must dig around post-haste, to see if any of my normal activities have been made illegal while I was away, cos, y’know, apparently, ignorance of the law is no defence. Or something…*sighing, while checking that papercrafting and internet pottering haven’t been outlawed*

Comments

HL said…
Again? *sigh*....the jealousy, I have it.
Jennie said…
But Hedgie, you've been frolicking in Egypt! EGYPT! I have the jealousy for that! :)
Juliet said…
Gorgeous photo!

Hi, I am new to your blog--just found it. I hope that you will pay me a visit me sometime if you find yourself with a few free moments. Thanks for the read!

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