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Happy St Patrick's Day

Haha, i knew i would not purchase one single item on that wishlist. I ventured into H&M with the boy last weekend, hovered around the blouse and decided it wasn't that nice, bought a lovely black tube skirt for £3.99 instead, kerching! Its perfect for work and you can just throw on a t-shirt and cardigan and you're good to go.

A poem of mine has recently been published on it feels so amazing, been a dream for so so long!

I have been busy purchasing new clothes, reading Pendragons Banner by the lovely Helen Hollick and working this week, have had barely any free time at all. After the craziness of last year, i  can finally enjoy sundays, huzzah!


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