Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
The Upside of being Inside
- 19 February 2020
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Its got a this side and that side
And a upside and a downside
And a front side and a backside
And a side side and an other side
And a pretty side and a view from the opposite side
And an over side and an underside
… but as far as liking it’s snowy side or it’s twig side most?
Nope… not taking any sides.
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