26 September 2012

HelloCanvas Review and Giveaway

Having pictures of family around the house reminds me of the good times we have shared together over the years. The celebrations, laughs and special moments that we treasure.


When HelloCanvas got in touch and asked if I would like to review a canvas from them I was thrilled! It took a while to decide on a picture to use, as I take so many and have some lovely ones I'd like enlarged, but I selected one from a recent family holiday.


Ordering is really simple and prices start from as low as £13 with free shipping too. You can upload your image from your computer or send a photo, CD, DVD or USB via post. You select the size that you want, whether you would like it portrait or landscape and choose if you would like the sides white or not. There are options to add effects and choose your colour before heading to the checkout to pay and enter your details.

As I selected an Instagram picture my order was created as 24"x 24" for a better fit - perfect.





I received an email later the same day to confirm that my order was being dispatched and I was also provided with a tracking number so I could find out whereabouts is was with ease.
The canvas arrived 2 days later, wrapped well in bubble wrap and paper to prevent damage in transit.

What we thought...

My initial thoughts were that it was so much bigger and better than I had even hoped for. The quality was superb and the colours came across wonderfully. The back of the canvas was tidy and secure and there is card between the canvas and wooden frame for extra strength and support.




I then had the challenge of hanging it but it only required 1 nail tapped into the wall to keep it in place - simple enough for me with very little no experience at all!

We chose to position it above the 3 seater sofa in the lounge, a central location, so that any visitors would be able to see it straight away. Every time I see it I'm reminded of what a lovely break we had earlier this year. It was taken in the evening as the light was just fading away. The Mini Mes were enjoying a final trip to the beach before we headed home the following morning. I can still hear their giggles as they played in the sea!

If I were to get another canvas, which I will do in the near future, I would definitely return to HelloCanvas. The service they provide and the products are of a very high standard.

***WIN***

The lovely people over at HelloCanvas have offered to provide one lucky person with a gift certificate to receive a 20" x 28"canvas print of their own!

You can enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below before the end of 18th October 2012.

Good Luck!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*I received a canvas for the purpose of this review. The opinions given are honest and my own*

170 comments :

  1. I think I would try and get one of me, my other and our dog having fun - it's one of my favourite times when the 3 of us are messing around. x

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  2. A family portrait of me and my four little ones while they are still little and not camera shy!

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  3. I think like you I'd go for a family beach shot.

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  4. Followed with Networked Blogs under Christine Taylor x

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  5. my daughters first picture

    following you on gfc ianmaciver

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  6. The first photo of Isaac and I together x

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  7. I follow via Networked Blogs as Natalie Gourley and GFC. x

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  8. Picture of me and mum and sister and brother at sisters wedding.

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  9. One of our Olympics pics I think @MummyFever

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  10. one of the grandchildren that could give to my daughter

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  11. just memories of my kids growing up having fun

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  12. following on gfc with my twitter name ummziyad

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  13. My son and our pet dog on the beach on holiday this year

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  14. A photo of all my kids together, smiling. Where one of the four isn't a) pulling a face b) looking miserable c) caught with their eyes closed. I'm not sure such a photo exists... :-(

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  15. Following with Gfc as luckygoldwavingcat

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  16. I would love to catch the kids when they are all laughing really hard xx

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  17. i have a lovely photo of my young son scoffing wedding cake at our wedding its just priceless would love to see it on a canvas

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  18. follow on networked blogs
    name tracey gibbons

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  19. the day my son was born 23 years ago

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  20. I love the photo of my children when the boys were six weeks.

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  21. <------ This one :)
    I follow via GFC

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  22. I would choose one if my children in a meadow.

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  23. I would love to capture memories of my little boy, he is growing up so fast!
    I'm following on Networked Blogs and GFC - Lilinha
    Thank you! :) x
    @LilinhaAngel

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  24. following on GFC - louise mathema

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  25. would use it for a family holiday photo

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  26. One of the lovely Photos of Summer visits to the beach.

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  27. I'd get a photo of my husband and two children.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  28. Following via gfc - hazzzzel

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  29. I would get a picture of my son, we have some lovely pictures of him with his first smiles that are truly beautiful and memories to savour! following via gfc

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  30. I woukld get a picture of my son's first day on the beach his face was a picture

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  31. A nice Christmas shot of us having a great time surrounded by prezzies

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  32. There's a photo I took on holiday this summer, that I would LOVE to get printed.

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  33. Following on GFC (Lorraine Cooper)

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  34. would have to be a picture of my kids on the beach @kikicomp

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  35. My son meeting his baby sister for the first time in hospital

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  36. I have the most gorgeous picture of my husband throwing my daughter in the AIR WHICH IS CRYING OUT TO BE MADE AS A CANVAS!! Didn't mean to shout - sorry @chelseamamma

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  37. I'd have my daughters nursery graduation picture because that is truly a once in a livetime photo & such a precious memory, it just NEEDS to be on a canvas!! @OoSeroO and Sarahleaf.lea620@gmail.com

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  38. I would choose the picture of me holding my daughter Rosie when she was first born , it holds so many precious memories for me :-)

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  39. I follow you by GFC my lovely (dizzydanni84) dizzydanni@live.co.uk

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  40. I'd love to catch one of the moments where my two little ones are making each other giggle - they are so cute together at the moment and I realise these days are numebred! They'll soon be fighting to the death!

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  41. When my baby is born on 29th January 2013.

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  42. I follow you on google+, Network blog, GFC & Bloglovin with the name Kelly Simpson.

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  43. We have a lovely photo of Charlottes big grin as her grandma walked in the room. I love that photo because everytime I look at it I can see how much love she has for her. :-) x

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  44. i have a lovely photo of all 4 of my children together form a recent holiday which i would use. 2 of my children have autism so gettin pics is a nightmer so to catch one of all 4 is amazing

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  45. id love to capture all my grandchildren i dont have any pics of them altogether

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  46. Would have to be my 4 gorgeous mini munchkins :D have always wanted a pic of them put onto canvas :) xxx

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  47. Following with GFC as Emma Jones

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  48. Me and my sister on holiday together, a nice pressie for mum! xx

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  49. I have a beautiful picture of my husband and our son when he was 3 weeks old that I would love on canvas.
    I follow on GFC as Keri Jones

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  50. My hubby and I's first wedding dance. :)

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  51. I'd want to capture a lovely photo I have of our family relaxing on a sunday morning all curled up on the couch, for once both kids are looking at the camera ! It's a lovely photo :) x Jane Davies

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  52. I followed via email (moneysaver87@hotmail.com) thanks :) Jane Davies X

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  53. My son opening his presents at Christmas

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  54. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse9 October 2012 at 16:09

    All of my pets.

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  55. Tink Rhonda Lee Mse9 October 2012 at 16:11

    Following with Tink Rhonda Lee Mse

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  56. i would have one of my hubby and my son x

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  57. I have a beautiful pic from my son's 3rd birthday that I'd love on the wall.

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  58. pic of my late grandmother and grandfather on their wedding day :)

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  59. my 2 sons meeting for the first time :)

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  60. Id love to capture the look on my childrens faces as they see their daddy for the first time in 3 months after he has been away with work.

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  61. My kid's birthdays

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  62. Our family holiday that we are going on next month including grandparents,all 10 of us :)

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  63. Following via GFC - mellysocks

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  64. Following via GFC - Alice Hindley

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  65. One of my favourite memories was the look on my Son's face when I took him to Disneyland Paris and he saw the castle for the first time.

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  66. Photo from when I lived in Paris, with the girls.

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  67. It would have to be either my children when they were babies or My wedding day :)
    Xx

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  68. Following your fab blog on GFC Xx

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  69. Camping with the family
    jillwebb@blueyonder.co.uk

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  70. When my son will cuddle his new baby brother due in February :)

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  71. A picture of my two beautiful granddaughters, one of whom is 3 days old!

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  72. A photo of my children playing on the beach and having fun.

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  73. Following on GFC as ✿Jane ♥

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  74. Dexter and his dad. They're both equally scrummy

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  75. I would love a new family photo we havent had one since our new boy arrived a few months ago and it would be lovely to have one!

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  76. My 5 children whilst they're still young. They're growing far too quick :(

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  77. The children, just as they are now

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  78. I would want to capture our disney trip from a few years ago.

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  79. with 2 new puppies this year our extended family has got a lot of dogs between us and I'dlove a photo of them alltogether, especially as the eldest is nearly 17

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  80. id like to capture our holiday in venice :)

    am following on GFC - stephen holman

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  81. I would love to get a canvas from my wedding

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  82. I follow through GFC - spicers1976

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  83. my 2 daughters, i dont have many pics of them so id love a realy nice one on canvas

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  84. I have a lovely photo of my son and my sister playing together on the beach on holiday that I would to put on a canvas! x

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  85. A picture of my daughter on the trampoline.

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  86. A photo of my two boys sat together, sat still, looking at the camera and both smiling! A rarity in itself so I'd love to capture the one photo I have of them that fits the bill onto canvas.

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  87. Following the blog via GFC - Nicola Reynolds

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  88. following via network blogs Claire Bbdiva Butler

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  89. Our holiday last month it was brilliant

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  90. A picture of me and my daughter not long after she was born.

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  91. A picture of my children
    Jen jackson

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  92. I would use it for a nice family portrait once bump arrives :)

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  93. a picture of my three precious kids 16,9,2 would be great

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  94. I have a photo of my girls having a cuddle on the beach when we went on holiday this summer, its beautiful i would love to have it on canvas

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  95. I'd get a picture of the kiddies altogther and the family doggie with them as he is part of the family following to on blog

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  96. Both of my new baby granddaughters while they are small :)

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  97. Following on GFC as Lesley Bain x

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  98. We love to travel and last year had our dream Holiday to the USA i would love a canvas photo of this to remember how amazing it was and encourage us to start saving again

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  99. I follow with GFC as Susan Lesley Hall

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  100. as an animal lover i have canvases (some from this same company) of wolves in my bedroom, Downstairs is a long pebble on and a big walk way heading into the sea...
    I think this time i would LOVE one of my 2 dogs together as i havent got a picture of them sat as theyre too busy playing!!!

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  101. I'd love to capture a picture of my lovely dog Rodney, she's 15 and beautiful!

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  102. I follow you via GFC ( MindyandRoo )

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  103. I would love a canvas of my two childrens hospital baby photos

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  104. Following via networked blogs Lindsey Marie Jones

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  105. We had a wonderful surprise family weekend away for my mums 60th, she hates parties and said she would love a day at the seaside instead so i organised the weekend which involved 8 of us sharing a caravan but made it a special occasion to remember would love to get that on canvas for mum for xmas x

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  106. My husband holding our baby for the first time

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  107. a picture with me,my husband and two kids on, its not very often we all in a picture together

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  108. My first trip abroad on my own. I went to Thailand for a fortnight. That trip gave me a lot of confidence in myself so a photo of the trip, hung in a prominent lace would be a daily reminder of how far I've come since those 'shy' days :-)

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  109. The 1st picture of my children together

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  110. My 3 children and Dog opening their presents on Christmas morning. still in their PJ's (not the dog!!) Surrounded by wrapping paper :)

    Rebecca Cleary

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  111. I would love to capture family holidays we had in Richmond on the river

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  112. My two Grandsons with their new baby cousin who will be arriving sometime in December.

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  113. My gorgeous, all grown up 18 year old daughter - it's been sooooo hard 2 get any photos of her over the years that now is the time I must get one b4 she heads off 2 school and college in US xx

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    1. Also following blog via GFC (Tracey Anne Berry /bezzzzza) & email (traceyanneberry(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk) xx

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  114. It would be a photograph that was taken in church at our wedding of our very first kiss as man and wife x

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  115. It would be of my daughters as bridesmaids

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  116. I've got a gorgeous picture of 20 month old Daisy climbing a tree in our local park. The expression on her face is priceless!

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  117. There's a gorgeous picture of my little girl taken in the garden opposite her nursey on her first day there. It's a lovely memory I would love to have blown up onto a canvass to look at forever.

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  118. following on GFC as Piper and Daisy

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  119. a lovely pic of the three of us from when we went to a friends wedding last month, we are all nicely dressed for a change and our lb looks gorgeous in his little tartan waistcoat and trousers

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  120. Id love a canvas of me, hubby , our girls and my bump xx

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  121. follow via networked blogs - Rachel Moss

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  122. any of my grandson he is super cute

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  123. A picture of me, my husband and two children

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  124. i have a photo of me, my partner and our son all laughing. i love that photo and would love to have it on canvas

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  125. Following via GFC - sarah eastham

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  126. I would give a gorgeous canvas to my cousin for her new baby sophie <3

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  127. My toddler meeting her baby sister for the first time - I would love a canvas of their first cuddle.

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  128. I am following with GFC (SJBallantyne)

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  129. Christmas time! :o)

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  130. Recent holiday to cornwall with my Boyf :)

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