Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
- 3 November 2021
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The real question is
how you spell copper-pepper-wreath
how do you STOP
(I seriously suspect this was inspired by me reading Terry Pratchett books on repeat. It’s a very Terry Pratchett thing to ask)
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