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Aussie Jingle Bells
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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One of the world's best-loved Christmas carols is given an hilarious Aussie twist. This version has become a staple at end-of-year school concerts. You can enjoy Colin Buchanan singing and then create your very own karaoke session-but wait until you hear the unique, once-in-a-lifetime blowfly version!
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Lizpixie
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Oh Sharni! You are simply the nicest person I‘ve yet to meet. Thank you so much for the replacement package for the #AussieSecretSanta swap. I‘ve been dying to get my hands on a hard copy of Surrender & the #ozfoction book looks very intriguing. The bookmark is gorgeous & I can‘t wait to dig in to that chocolate(unfortunately it‘s still breakfast time here). I‘ll let you know the minute my original package shows up(if it does🤷🏻‍♀️)

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘ve still got my fingers crossed that Australia Post comes good on all your missing parcels! Let me know how the chocolate is (hopefully it survived the heat) I‘m so intrigued by that brand and their mission. Enjoy your books 😊 1mo
Lizpixie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag the chocolate is amazing! It‘s very rich, kinda halfway between milk & dark & the pretzel chunks work well👍👍 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, that does sound good - I might treat myself to a block next time I‘m in the fruit shop 😋 1mo
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Jhullie
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My #AussieSecretSanta arrived yay!
Thank you so much @LapReader it is fabulous. I can‘t wait to get stuck in to those books. And special thank you from my grandson who will look adorable in those pants.
Thanks also to @thegirlwiththelibrarybag for organizing such a fun event.

LapReader Finally! Yay! 1mo
CarolynM Lovely! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great books!!! 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Excellent! 📚 1mo
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Flingogal
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Wow Christmas was a blur with an almost six month old and travelling to family, such a blur that I feel like today is the first time I've had to breathe, look at my phone and remember I had a gift to open!!!

Thank you so much @CarolynM and @thegirlwiththelibrarybag what an amazing #aussiesecretsanta this all looks amazing!

CarolynM Hope you enjoy 🌲😘 1mo
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Teresereading
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And I've opened it. Amazing sleuthing by my #secretsanta. Love it, thank you so much ❤️💗💖
Happy Christmas to all!

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MrsMalaprop
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Oh my word @Lizpixie will you look at this treasure trove? Thank you so much for my #aussiesecretsanta gifts 🙏.
I have been absolutely hanging out to buy Lessons in Chemistry, but stopped myself just in case my match bought it for me. I think I‘m going to have to get stuck right into it now I‘ve finished my Christmas cooking.
I am a huge Maggie O‘Farrell fan, as you would know from your stalking 🕵🏻‍♀️😉.

 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 🙏

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Gorgeous! I‘ve heard very good things from all my library colleagues who‘ve read Lessons in Chemistry. Love the Litsy mug ❤️ Merry Christmas! 1mo
Lizpixie I‘m so glad you love it! The mug didn‘t quite turn out the way I wanted it(I got distracted and put M for MrsMalaprop instead of S for Serena🤦🏻‍♀️)but I‘m so happy my stalking worked out perfect. The chocolate is from a boutique chocolate maker at the foot of the Blue Mountains in Emu Heights. It‘s always amazing👍Merry Xmas to you & your family🎄🎅🏻🎄 1mo
Teresereading Beautiful 1mo
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rockpools How fantastic! 1mo
CarolynM Aren‘t we lucky to have been matched with @Lizpixie (#JolabokaflodSwap for me)? Merry Christmas Serena🎄❤️ 1mo
Rissreads Yay! You got the book! 👏🏻 1mo
MrsMalaprop So lucky @CarolynM 🍀. I am coming to Melbourne in a couple of weeks (6 Jan) to see family & scatter my dad‘s ashes in Castlemaine. Let me know if you are around and want to meet up for a coffee or bookshop jaunt 😊. We will be staying in Southbank from 9 Jan. 1mo
CarolynM I'd love to! Email me westgarthwoman at gmail dot com 1mo
squirrelbrain All 3 of those books are fabulous! ❤️ 1mo
Jhullie What a great gift. Merry Christmas 🎁 1mo
MrsMalaprop @Lizpixie such thoughtful gifts. I love them all 🙏. Hope you had a lovely family day today. 1mo
Freespirit Merry Christmas everyone .. some great reading ahead!! 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Ahhh! Thanks for spoiling me Serena!

Book talks are being run in branch next year so I‘m very excited to take some people down a Mary Stewart rabbit hole with me 🤭 and I‘ve been side eyeing Rainbows book since I knew it existed - so perfect choices!

Big fan of gingerbread, chocolate (look at how cute that tin is) & seeing how many decorations my little tree can handle - & what a stunning cover the word puzzle book has 🥰 #AussieSecretSanta

MrsMalaprop I‘m glad you like them. I had trouble getting any of your #tbrs in the book shop! Hence the book depository delivery. Enjoy! 1mo
Teresereading I love Mary Stewart 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Teresereading, I‘ve only read 2 of her books - so I‘ve got many ahead of me to discover 😊 do you have a favourite? 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop, I don‘t tend to stack that many books - usually it‘s just if something sounds interesting and I want to circle back to it later 😅 I was surprised that the big dymocks in the city didn‘t have many Christmas romcoms - they seem so popular on Litsy. Definitely will be enjoying! 🎄 thanks again 🎄 1mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas Sharni🎄❤️ 1mo
Rissreads Merry Christmas 🎄 💚♥️🎄 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM @Rissreads - Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄 1mo
Jhullie Merry Christmas 🎁 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Jhullie, Merry Christmas Julie 🎄 1mo
Freespirit Lovely Christmas packages! Thanks again for organising Sharni xxx 1mo
Teresereading @thegirlwiththelibrarybag hard to say which Is my favourite- Touch Not The Cat or Wind off the Small isles 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Teresereading, touch not the cat was my first Mary Stewart - really enjoyed it 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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I don‘t think I can ignore the siren call of my #AussieSecretSanta gift any longer…

MrsMalaprop Exciting 🤗 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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It‘s been a week of parcels arriving 🥳🥳

I think it‘s just @LapReader , @Jhullie & @Lizpixie waiting for the postie to arrive🎄📦

#AussieSecretSanta

Lizpixie Yep. Not sure why my postie is always late! 1mo
Rissreads According to my tracking number mine is awaiting pick up from the post office because no one was home when delivered. 1mo
Jhullie No sign of mine yet. 1mo
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Freespirit Merry Christmas everyone! Here‘s to another year of wonderful books👍🏼 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Rissreads - hopefully @lapreader is on her way to pick it up! 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, it‘s definitely been posted so 🤞🏼!! (edited) 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Jhullie 😬 🤞🏼🤞🏼 1mo
Lizpixie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I always have issues this time of year. Two days ago I had a parcel that was addressed to someone a few streets over that has a similar address (happens so much we now know them enough to say hello at the shops!). 1mo
Teresereading @Lizpixie its showing as delivered Monday? 1mo
Lizpixie @Teresereading I just did a search outside and it‘s not there. I‘ll get the hubby to have another look when he gets home & if it‘s not here by then, go around to Cupania Crescent & ask No25 if they‘ve got it. If not, then we might have to get onto Auspost about it. It‘s not the 1st time this has happened, I think our postie needs glasses or can‘t be bothered to do his job right. My #Jolabokaflod ones are MIA as well! (edited) 1mo
Rissreads @LapReader have you got your parcel yet? 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie - how stressful! 1mo
Jhullie Still nothing for me. Nothing showing in my AUS Post app either. 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m so sorry to hear this @Jhullie. Hopefully @Lapreader will be able to provide a tracking number… it must be taking the scenic route. 1mo
LapReader Got the tracking no. and my parcel in the back of the Chev. Will fish it out when I arrive at the parents. 1mo
Jhullie Australia Post are delivering tomorrow so I am still hoping 🤞 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Jhullie - hi Julie - according to tracking details, your package should arrive on the 30th. Not the news we were hoping for. 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie - any luck with the neighbours? 1mo
Lizpixie Unfortunately no, they are saying it didn‘t arrive there. Not sure if I believe them, they‘re a bit sketchy! I‘m hoping it‘s just late & the tracking is wrong🤞 My #Jolabokaflod parcels haven‘t arrived either🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 1mo
Jhullie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag oh that‘s disappointing. 1mo
Teresereading I will contact Aust Post 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Teresereading, thanks Terese - it‘s worth a shot. 1mo
Teresereading Submitted a 1mo
Teresereading Report to Aust Post 1mo
Teresereading @Lizpixie any progress? I haven‘t heard back from AP yet 1mo
Lizpixie @Teresereading nothing yet but there‘s no post till Tuesday here so I‘m crossing my fingers it comes then🤞 1mo
Teresereading @lizpixie any luck? I had a response from Aust Post that said postie remembers delivering it, but I intend to reply pointing out he had form for delivering to a similar but wrong address. 4w
Lizpixie @Teresereading still nothing unfortunately. When you talk to them, let them know it was only a week before Xmas that my husband had to take a package around to 25 Cupania Crescent Bidwill himself. And it‘s definitely not the 1st, 2nd or 5th time over the 30yrs I‘ve lived here! I feel awful about this lovely☹️ 4w
Teresereading @lizpixie. They insist it was delivered however are going to make a goodwill compensation payment- yet to receive the email….. 3w
Teresereading The books I sent you were Shrines of Gaiety and Julia Gillard- are these still on your wish list or do you have them now? AP suggested I pay for signature on delivery in future! 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Teresereading, you are an absolute rockstar for going through the ordeal of emailing AusPost - what a frustrating experience, glad to hear there is light at the end of the tunnel! 3w
Lizpixie I‘m thrilled they‘re giving you compensation! Thank you so much for pushing through with this, I‘ve dealt with them myself and know how difficult they can be🙄I‘ve actually bought myself Shrines of Gaeity just before Xmas but the rest of my aussie secret Santa wishlist is still up on Goodreads and is current. If you click on my bookshelves on my page it will be there. You don‘t have to get me anything though, I won‘t hold you to it! 3w
Teresereading @Lizpixie I am listening to Shrines on audio and loving it 3w
Lizpixie @Teresereading it‘s definitely on my #2023TBR Let me know what you think when you‘ve finished👍 3w
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MrsMalaprop
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Can this day get any better?

My #aussiesecretsanta gift has just arrived. Squeeee! Oh the anticipation of waiting until the 24th 🤗😁

@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie

Rissreads Yay! 1mo
Lizpixie There‘s a small Pt2 on its way too! It arrived after I‘d sent this parcel, hopefully it‘ll arrive by Xmas🤞 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Yay! Not too long to wait now 🥳🎄 1mo
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MrsMalaprop @Lizpixie so generous! I‘ll look out for it. 🙏 1mo
MrsMalaprop @Lizpixie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Another little package arrived today. Thank you 🙏💕 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Pa was like “you‘ve got a package from Botany Road, Banksmeadow” 👀 and because that didn‘t help me in the slightest he added - “book depository?” (Why would you not lead with that?!)

ANYWAY - thanks Serena - I‘m even more excited for Christmas Eve to be upon us now! #AussieSecretSanta

MrsMalaprop Yay! 😁🙏 The anticipation 🤗🎄… 2mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚❤️📚❤️ 2mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Had a very exciting yet non bookish package arrive for me at my grandparents today. So I was able to collect my #AussieSecretSanta sack as well… they were a bit miffed that I wouldn‘t open it so they could see *and* that I wanted to take it home to put under my little tree 🎄😂

tpixie Lol 😂 2mo
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Lizpixie
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Finally got most of my #JolabokaflodSwap & #AussieSecretSanta packages in the mail yesterday. Didn‘t get a photo coz my daughter took them to the Post Office & forgot to get a pic! Two of my giftees will be getting another package hopefully by next week(buying online is a crapshoot)but their books will be there at least. And my overseas recipient will be also getting two gifts, one directly from the bookstore as I don‘t trust auspost mail times!

Lizpixie @CarolynM you have a #Jolabokaflodswap package waiting at the P.O(and another on the way!) 1mo
CarolynM @Lizpixie Thank you😘 I‘m hoping to get there this afternoon (when I‘ve finished making rum balls😋) 1mo
Lizpixie @CarolynM I see you collected it, ironically the other part of your package is now awaiting collection! Sorry🤷🏻‍♀️Hope you like it🎄❤️💚 1mo
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CarolynM
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I‘ve got a parcel!

🎄🎄🎄🎅🎅🎅❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚

Thank you, Sharni😘

#AussieSecretSanta

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Wow, that arrived pretty fast (guess it wasn‘t really a very long trip 😂) 2mo
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Teresereading
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@thegirlwiththelibrarybag it was waiting on my doorstep when I arrived 🏡 Christmas 🎄 🎄

thegirlwiththelibrarybag 🎄🎄 excellent! 2mo
Teresereading I was away on Christmas Day, so I haven‘t opened it yet. Sitting here in anticipation 🙂 1mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Hello! It‘s your favourite December baby coming to annoy you all by asking if all parcels have been sent out or received?

I‘m pretty sure almost all are in transit… or like super close to being… #AussieSecretSanta

Obviously my favourite part of organising this swap isn‘t following up with people who have fallen radio silent… so if that‘s you, please post an update or comment on a post or send me an email.

LapReader Posting tomorrow sorry. 2mo
Flingogal Mine is showing as delivered 🥰 2mo
Lizpixie Mine will be going Express Post tomorrow. Still waiting on that thing so will prob be in two batches. Unfortunately.🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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CarolynM I have posted but not yet received. 2mo
Rissreads I‘ve posted but not received. 2mo
MrsMalaprop Posted! Not received as yet. We appreciate you being on it @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 👏 2mo
Freespirit I have posted and received👍🏼 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, 😩 hate it when the post doesn‘t line up for you. Thanks for the update. 2mo
LapReader Not received as yet but that‘s ok. 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop 😝 even when I‘m a bit grumpy about it? December is such a fun month! 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Freespirit 👍🏼 brilliant 2mo
Teresereading Posted mine 2mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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My #AussieSecretSanta parcel arrived today - my lovely grandparents act as my post office - so Pa sent me a text letting me know a parcel had arrived from @MrsMalaprop .

He was super confused when I asked him to open it and take a photo of it under the tree but he obliged 😂

(There is a super cute Angel on top of the tree but Litsy said NO to her being included)

MrsMalaprop That‘s awesome! Now tell your Pa to keep an eye out for another little package from Book Depository, to be opened on the 24th with this one. 🤗📚❤️ 2mo
julieclair How nice that your grandparents get to be included in the Litsy fun! Your Pa now has an interesting story to tell his friends! 😆🎄 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop, he‘ll text me when it arrives ☺️ he‘s very well trained at this point. 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @julieclair, it‘s much nicer dropping in to see my grandparents and collecting any mail than the post office. I‘ve kept Pa busy with all my online shopping 🛍️ Black Friday plus Christmas shopping. 2mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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🚨 #AussieSecretSanta get thee to the post office reminder 🚨

Shocked & offended that it‘s the 9th of December tomorrow 🫣😂

Thanks to everyone who has already confirmed that they‘ve posted…

Jhullie Mine has been sent and delivered. I haven‘t received one yet. 2mo
Teresereading Hi my apologies I‘m interstate atm and won‘t be home to post my gift until early next week 2mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Teresereading, thanks for letting me know 😊 next week should still give it plenty of time to arrive in time. Hope all is well?! 2mo
Teresereading Thanks yes, all OK 2mo
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CarolynM
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oooh! Excellent work 😊 I‘m hopefully off to the post office myself tomorrow… 2mo
Flingogal Amazing!! I can't wait to open these! 2mo
Freespirit It‘s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas 🎄 🎅 2mo
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Cathythoughts Exciting 🤶 2mo
Flingogal haha! I had no idea when I said I can't wait to open these that I'd literally be opening this one!! It just arrived, thanks @CarolynM @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 2mo
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MrsMalaprop
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Where else would I rather go when I get out of iso but the post office? 😘 Posted! 🤗📚🎄
#aussiesecretsanta
@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Rissreads @Flingogal @Jhullie @CarolynM @Lizpixie @LapReader @Teresereading @Freespirit

thegirlwiththelibrarybag In it‘s own little sack! Too cute! Congrats on getting out of iso 😊 2mo
CarolynM Glad you‘re out and about again💕 2mo
Rissreads Ooooooooo, love the bag! ♥️💚 2mo
Flingogal I love that! Adorable 🥰 I hope you get our elsewhere too 2mo
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Jhullie
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Posting tomorrow 📦💌📮
#aussiesecretsanta

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ahh! Love the card! 📦 2mo
Jhullie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag thank you. I made it, it is actually a book box with chocolates in it. I hope they are still book shaped and not a melted lump of chocolate when they arrive 🤣 2mo
Freespirit This looks lovely🎁📮❤️ 2mo
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MrsMalaprop
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#aussiesecretsanta Hope everyone‘s having fun getting their packages together. I almost have mine sorted, but tested positive for the ‘spicy cough‘ overnight 😩🤧. Need to avoid the rest of humanity for at least 5 days, which will mean a delay in posting my package. 🤞🙏

(Pic of husband & I reading by the river. I have him to thank for sharing his 🦠 with me. Inevitable really. And very fortunate to have avoided it ‘til now 🙏).

IndoorDame I hope you have an easy go of it! 🙏 2mo
LeahBergen I hope it stays mild. ❤️ 2mo
Suet624 Oh dear. I'm sorry. 2mo
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Ruthiella Hope you both have a swift recovery. 🥴❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Feel better soon!! ❤️‍🩹 2mo
CarolynM Sorry to hear you‘re not well. Hope you are both feeling better soon💐 2mo
batsy I hope you're on the mend soon! 2mo
Anna40 Hope you feel better soon! 2mo
Rissreads Oh no! 2mo
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Jhullie
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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Organizing my parcels for our #AussieSecretSanta.
I love buying and making bookish gifts.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag So organised! 🎄 2mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Matches have been emailed ☺️ #AussieSecretSanta

Rissreads Wooooo hoooooo! ♥️ 2mo
MrsMalaprop Thank you 🙏. Better go tidy up those stacked #tbr lists… 2mo
CarolynM Thank you💕 2mo
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Freespirit Thanks 😘 2mo
Rissreads I hope everyone‘s tbr lists are up to date!!!!!!!! 2mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Aussie Jingle Bells | Colin Buchanan
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#AussieSecretSanta

Here we go : https://forms.gle/sZ7aS7WcH5icRkS39

I‘ll leave this open until Thursday, 17th November and then get the matches out over the weekend.

If you are in Australia and interested - please join!

Rissreads Yay! Thanks for organising 👏🏻🎉😘 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Rissreads, I made the form at work this afternoon 😅😉 so hopefully it makes sense? (edited) 3mo
Rissreads Yep, all good! Very interesting! 3mo
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CarolynM I‘ve signed up. Thanks for organising this again. 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Rissreads that‘s a relief 😅 🥳 3mo
Freespirit Signed up 😘 3mo
MrsMalaprop Signed up. Thank you 🙏 3mo
LeeRHarry I‘m in the UK for Christmas this year so I‘ll give it a miss - sad to be missing out but there‘s always next year! 😊 3mo
Jhullie Done. Thank you for organizing again. I love this book swap. 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeeRHarry, awesome! Have the best time 🇬🇧🎄 3mo
Rissreads @Jeg are you interested? 3mo
Rissreads There must be more of us?!?!?!?!? 3mo
Lizpixie Did I already send my form in Sharni? I‘m sure I did but I don‘t have a copy in my email.🤔 (edited) 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, yes you did 😊 I don‘t think that‘s an option I turned on 🫣 100% making it up as I go along 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Rissreads, you‘d think there must be - but quite a few have become inactive over the years. (edited) 3mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Is it too early to talk about #AussieSecretSanta?

I‘ve just written my first Christmas card because it‘s got to hop a plane to DC ✈️ and I‘ve been to two Christmas markets so far - low key have already embraced the Christmas spirit.

Anyway, tagging last years participants (absolutely no pressure tho) & if you are 🇦🇺 based, reading this and interested - let me know!

Lizpixie Yeah sure, why not! I love giving and receiving gifts, specially bookish ones! 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, bookish gifts are the best kind 😊 3mo
Flingogal Christmas books! Yes I'm in 3mo
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LapReader Yes please 3mo
CarolynM Count me in🙂 3mo
MrsMalaprop No way, or rather, Yes way! @Rissreads just messaged me yesterday asking whether I‘d seen anything about an #aussiesecretsanta. I‘m in for sure. Thanks for being on it 🙏 (edited) 3mo
Rissreads Yes please! ♥️ 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop, amazing timing then 😜 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Rissreads, woohoo - welcome back! 3mo
Jhullie I‘m keen 3mo
Freespirit I‘m in too!! 3mo
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Teresereading
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Such lovely gifts 🎁
Thank you @CarolynM and thanks to @thegirlwiththelibrarybag for organising it. Looking forward to next year already.
#aussiesecretsanta

CarolynM 😘 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag No pressure 😋😅 (that mug looks amazing!) 13mo
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Jhullie
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Thank you so much for my parcel of goodies. It cheered me up when I remembered and opened it last night.
I have had a very long week with my partner being rushed to hospital. He has autoimmune aortitis, which has caused an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He has had so many MRIs and PET scans to diagnose his pain that I haven‘t been able to hug him because of his radioactivity.
So, thank you @Teresereading it is a lovely gift.
#AussieSecretSanta

LeahBergen Oh, that‘s awful. Sending ❤️❤️❤️ to you! 13mo
AmyG Oh my. Wishing your partner a healthy 2022. 🙏🏻 13mo
LeeRHarry Oh no! Hope he is feeling better very soon 💕 13mo
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Julsmarshall Sending my love and prayers to you and your sweetheart! 13mo
Chrissyreadit Hoping everything is resolved quickly and you can give safe hugs soon ❤️ 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Hoping safe, non radioactive hugs are back soon. 13mo
CarolynM How dreadful for you both! Hope he is soon on the mend and you can enjoy some hugs safely. Virtual hugs to you both in the meantime🤗 13mo
Teresereading Glad you liked it. Hope your partner is recovering ok. 13mo
Lizpixie I hope things turn around for you guys soon. I know what it‘s like to live with chronic pain so much empathy to you & your partner. I‘m sorry the holidays will be so difficult for you, if you ever need to talk I‘m here❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope your partner feels much better soon! 13mo
Freespirit Oh I hope everything goes ok. I know they can operate on a AAA. Hope you had a lovely Christmas Day 😘 13mo
Cathy_J Oh that is very hard. Hope your partner feels a lot better soon! I am looking forward to reading this book, hope you enjoy it. xx 13mo
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Teresereading
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So lovely thank you @CarolynM
I haven't unwrapped all my treats yet but feeling spoilt. Going to stage my unwrapping!
@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop @Jhullie @Freespirit @LapReader @Flingogal @CathyJ

thegirlwiththelibrarybag The pink on the book cover and the mint green of the pens contrast very prettily! Looking good! Merry Christmas! 13mo
CarolynM You're very welcome 😘 I hope you like the rest of the package too. Merry Christmas 🎄💕 13mo
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Thank you so much to my #AussieSecretSanta !! I feel very spoiled and I'm really looking forward to reading both of these books while I am on holidays 🌞😎 Perfect choices 😊 Big thanks also to @thegirlwiththelibrarybag for organizing everything! Merry Christmas everybody. xx 🎄🎅🎁 @Lizpixie @MrsMalaprop @LapReader @Jhullie @CarolynM @LeeRHarry @Flingogal @Teresereading @Freespirit

Flingogal It was very tempting to keep the lost apothecary 🤣 13mo
CarolynM Merry Christmas to you too😘 13mo
Lizpixie Merry Xmas everyone!🎄🎉 13mo
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Cathy_J Thank you so much @Flingogal The Lost Apothecary cover is gorgeous! Especially in the hard cover 😍 I really do love it 😊 13mo
Freespirit Merry Christmas everyone🌲❤️📚 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love Kate Quinn! Happy Christmas (and happy holiday reading) 🤩 13mo
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Thank you so much Sharni! I love the tote, I‘ve never heard of the game before but we‘re a big UNO playing family so it‘ll be added to our games nights for sure. The biscuits got squished in the mail though😢I definitely remember gifting you the 1st book in this duology last year & yes I was frustrated by the ending as well. Looking forward to finally getting answers with this one! Merry Xmas🎉 @thegirlwiththelibrarybag #AussieSecretSanta

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oops - poor biscuit! There might be something in that kind of annoying cliff hanger ending tho - the details still feel quite fresh in mind - and I feel I read in January… I got an email from the library today to say that it had come in, so I look forward to finding out what happens (I suspect there may be another cliff hanger ending). It does have UNO vibes - hope it‘s a good one! (edited) 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag The lady at my little local dymocks asked me if I‘d ever been to the dymocks on the tote bag, she said it was the prettiest bookshop she‘d ever been too 😂 some definite building envy! Have you been? 13mo
Lizpixie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag butter cookies & auspost don‘t go together at all! I‘ll be reading the book this week, apparently it‘s a duology only so there should be a conclusion🤞First thing I thought when I saw the cards was UNO, it sounds like a fun game. Merry Xmas lovely!🎄🎉 13mo
Lizpixie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag is it the Sydney one? I‘ve been a few times, it‘s like three stories of books, very magical📚✨📚✨📚✨📚 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, in hindsight I should have wrapped it in bubble wrap 😬 yes, it is the Sydney one - if I ever cross the border again, I‘ll make visiting it a priority! Good to know it‘s a duology, my attention span for long running series isn‘t strong 😅 I won‘t be able to pick it up until Wednesday- so it might turn out to be a New Years book. Merry Christmas! 13mo
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Lizpixie
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Freespirit Merry Christmas🌲❤️😘 13mo
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😍 look at all my goodies! 3 books! A gorgeous bookish desk calendar, some absolutely divine smelling hand cream (chamomile & pomegranate), a quilted bookmark and a Clarins sampler in the cutest cardboard Christmas cracker. Thanks for spoiling me, Sally! I can‘t wait to get reading! #AussieSecretSanta

LapReader She‘s so clever xo 13mo
Freespirit Sharni so glad it arrived in time! I hope you enjoy the books❤️📚Merry Christmas and thank you for organising this wonderful swap🌲 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Freespirit, thank YOU! I‘m so glad everything came together - it‘s a bit nerve wracking waiting to make sure something turns up for everyone. 13mo
Freespirit Thank you @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I just found a little extra gift under the tree!! Your emergency gift.. yum..I will enjoy that😘 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Freespirit, Yass! I‘m so glad everything did turn up in time. Australia Post has done well! 13mo
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Have been obsessed with this wrapping paper all week! I love Nutcrackers and this is very “the nutcracker” inspired. #AussieSecretSanta

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Everyone is being very restrained 😜 I‘ll admit that I was up past midnight and I did give this lovely present stack quite a 👀 - I‘ve held out til early afternoon, I‘ve been to work, braved the supermarket and soon I‘ll be off to visit my Mum ☺️ #AussieSecretSanta

CarolynM I'm taking this as permission to open mine too 😃 Merry Christmas Sharni 😘 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM 💯!! I was beginning to think everyone was taking the “eve” part very seriously 😂😜 Merry Christmas Carolyn (edited) 13mo
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It's finally opening day for #aussiesecretsanta ... I've had these hidden away without even photographing to prevent temptation!

Now they'll be my after work treat!

@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop @LeeRHarry @CathyJ @Jhullie @LapReader @Lizpixie @Teresereading @Freespirit @CarolynM

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Wishing you a speedy afternoon shift at work 🤪 13mo
Freespirit Merry Christmas!! 13mo
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Just went out to find this little parcel of joy on my verandah! Thank you so much @thegirlwiththelibrarybag for sending me this lovely package to open with everyone on Xmas eve🎁
#AussieSecretSanta
@LeeRHarry @MrsMalaprop @Freespirit @Jhullie @CarolynM @Flingogal @Teresereading @Cathy_J

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Stellar effort from Australia Post! 🥳🥳 13mo
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Sailed out of work a bit early to make sure I made it to the post office before it closed for the day 😊 very excited that it was my #AussieSecretSanta parcel.

Only one parcel now in transit - so I‘m feeling optimistic about us all being able to open on the 24th!

Lizpixie I‘ve just gotten tracking to say my recipient has received hers!🙌 13mo
Freespirit Thanks again for organising 😘 13mo
CarolynM 👏👏👏 Well done everyone, especially you Shani. You're a star 🌟 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, nice! (That wasn‘t the one I was thinking of) (edited) 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM 🥰 @Freespirit - it‘s good fun! (Especially when it all comes together 😅) 13mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Thanks 🥳 13mo
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How are my photo shy #AussieSecretSanta‘s?

I think most parcels have arrived or are in transit… there are a couple I‘m not sure about - so please let me know?!

Not long to go 🥰🎄

CarolynM I've sent a parcel (and seen it received) and received a parcel🙂 Looking forward to opening day. 14mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, that matches my notes 📝 I‘m looking forward to opening day too 💃 (edited) 14mo
Flingogal I've got mine :) 14mo
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Lizpixie I‘ve sent mine today by express post but I haven‘t received yet. 14mo
Jhullie Sent and received 🎁 14mo
Freespirit I received a parcel 😘 (edited) 13mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie, thanks. Will follow up. 13mo
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Jhullie
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My Aussie Secret Santa gift arrived today. I‘m so excited! I need to get on with putting my tree up so I can place it underneath.
#AussieSecretSanta

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Get that Christmas tree up!!! Glad it‘s arrived 😊 14mo
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😍😍😍 I had not anticipated how excited this arrival would make me 😊😊 Thank you so much #AussieSecretSanta This is wonderful 😊 The countdown begins! 😁🎄🎅🎁❤💚❤💚 @MrsMalaprop @LapReader @CarolynM @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lizpixie @LeeRHarry @Flingogal @Teresereading @Freespirit @Jhullie

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ooh! It looks so good! 14mo
Cathy_J @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I adore the wrapping paper 🥰 14mo
Freespirit How exciting 14mo
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My #AussieSecretSanta parcel is on its way at last. I totally forgot to take progress piccies but here is a photo of the chocolate books I made. Fingers crossed they arrive still resembling books, and not a melted lump of chocolate 🤪

Julsmarshall Those are amazing! What are they made of? 14mo
MrsMalaprop 👏😍 14mo
Jhullie @Julsmarshall they are milk chocolate with Clinker bits in some and crunchie pieces in others. 14mo
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tpixie What a fun bookish gift! So thoughtful 14mo
Chrissyreadit 😍 that‘s a fun gift! 14mo
CarolynM 😋💖 14mo
Freespirit Awesome!!! 14mo
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I‘ve finished checking off my list!

#AussieSecretSanta parcel has been posted and the 🎄 at my grandparents house is up! (featured here, my Pa and my favourite sparkly Santa decoration) there was a small power outage but that didn‘t deter us!

How‘s everyone going? Have you posted it/almost posted it/received one in the mail?

Flingogal Waiting on a preorder book and then I'll post, but if it takes too long to arrive, I'll post with an IOU 🤣 14mo
Flingogal I received a magical mystery parcel today also! 🎄🎄🎄 14mo
LapReader Received and will post Wednesday. 14mo
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MrsMalaprop Received and posted 😁🙏🎅. Very exciting 🤗. Will put our🎄up this weekend. 14mo
Cathy_J Posted earlier in the week. 🌲 going up this weekend too 😊 14mo
CarolynM Posted🙂 14mo
Freespirit Posted 👍🏼 14mo
Teresereading Posted 14mo
Jhullie Posting tomorrow, sorry I am a bit behind. 14mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Jhullie, no worries ☺️ good to hear from you 14mo
Jhullie Posted 14mo
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- Giving new meaning to the phrase “all dressed up like a Christmas tree” ✅
- On brand wrapping paper ✅
- An ever expanding Christmas Spotify playlist ✅
- Getting to the post office to post my #AussieSecretSanta (will I make it before work or will I dip out early? TBC)
- cheerfully bully my grandparents into putting their Christmas Tree up (ground work laid)
- Watch ✨ all the Christmas movies ✨ (in progress)

#AussieSecretSanta

Freespirit Lovely! It‘s starting to feel a bit like Christmas 🎼🎄 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Freespirit, it sure is ☺️🎄 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Love your nail polish! Glad it‘s arrived ☺️ 1y
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#aussiesecretsanta On its way to someone somewhere in this wide brown land. 🤗📚🎄🇦🇺

Thanks for organising @thegirlwiththelibrarybag 🙏🏻

Cinfhen Great photo 🤩 1y
Cathythoughts Christmas is coming ❤️ 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Ooh! Looks great! 1y
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Sure hope everyone participating in the #aussiesecretsanta has their Litsy #tbr list up to date ‘cause there‘s people snooping and procuring 👀📚.

Exciting 🤗👏🙌

@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM @LapReader @Lizpixie @LeeRHarry @Flingogal @Teresereading @Jhullie @Freespirit @Cathy_J

Flingogal Haha I hope so too! I did some sleuthing this week 🤣 1y
LeeRHarry All good - there are books on there that I have no clue about which makes it more interesting 😊 1y
CarolynM Thanks for reminding everyone. I'll be checking out my match's list 🙂 1y
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LapReader Mine‘s good to go. 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m the same @LeeRHarry 😂 I don‘t stack that often but I have a lot of random screenshots of things I found interesting at the time. 1y
Freespirit Ooh I better start snooping!! Time is getting away😊 1y
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How‘s everyone going? Braved the shops yet?

I‘m excited to report that I‘ve finished my Christmas shopping, it‘s a new personal best.

Putting my tree up this weekend because it sparks joy! I impulse bought this pot last year and it deserves to be admired for more than the month of December! #AussieSecretSanta

Sleepswithbooks Your pot is awesome!!! I‘m so impressed you finished your shopping 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 Yay you!!!!! 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Sleepswithbooks, it feels too good to be true 😅 I‘ve probably forgotten someone… I love it so much! I left it out all year but with Santa facing the wall - it‘s nice to see him again! (edited) 1y
MrsMalaprop Well done 👍🏼. Certainly can‘t claim the same. Plan to get on it this week… 1y
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CarolynM Love the pot! I've been into Readings but that's the only shopping I've done. Maybe this week. 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MrsMalaprop, I worked for seven years in a shopping centre - you could say I‘m pretty motivated in trying to avoid them, especially in December. 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @CarolynM, you‘ve got your priorities sorted! Readings > Other shops. 1y
LeeRHarry Hope to head to Readings one day after work this week - so looking forward to it! 😊 I‘m still a bit cautious about going to a shopping centre - fortunately I don‘t have much Christmas shopping to do 😊 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeeRHarry, I feel the same - I ducked into a shopping centre on Cup Day and it was fairly empty - and hopefully that‘s me and shopping centres done for the year. Online shopping or outdoor makers markets for me 🥳 1y
Freespirit I haven‘t started😬 After spending the last few years only buying food and essentials I have lost all urge to shop!!! 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Freespirit, you‘ve still got plenty of time… although buying less gifts isn‘t necessarily a bad thing. 1y
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Jhullie
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Just for my Aussie Secret Santa‘s information…

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Hello #AussieSecretSanta‘s of 2021 - your matches have been sent!

Please let me know if I‘ve done something hilarious like match you with yourself - I haven‘t used my laptop in an age and copy and pasting without a proper mouse while reading notes in my own handwriting was kind of a wild experience.

Have fun!

Freespirit Thank you 😊 1y
LeeRHarry All good - now I just need the shops to open 😆 - thanks for organising again 😊 1y
CarolynM 👌 1y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LeeRHarry - we will be browsing in no time! 1y
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