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Ocean coloring pages for kids and adults

If you need something to relax with after a stressful day, or just to entertain your mind we at KiddyCharts have something just for you. These ocean coloring pages for kids and adults is yet another wonderful creation in our series of mindful colouring pictures. The set has an easy colouring page for the kids, and one more intricate for grown ups to enjoy

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Eatsleepdoodle Tablecloth worth £105

Win eatsleepdoodle Tablecloth worth £35 for mealtime fun (3 available) plus 15% off

Dinner time is great, but waiting for the dinner can make the kids a little bit impatient. We love to make things more fun here at KiddyCharts, and this eatsleepdoodle tablecloth certainly is a product that will make the wait a pleasure! *Reader offer – Use code KIDDY15 at the checkout to get a 15% discount on anything they order from the website (www.eatsleepdoodle.com) before

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Adorable Halloween Paper Plate Craft for Kids

Halloween paper plate craft

Toddlers and preschoolers will love to make this Halloween themed paper plate craft. This is easy to set up and is great for developing fine motor skills through cutting/tearing and sticking the pieces onto the plate. It is also a great activity for children to learn colours as well as shapes (squares for the pumpkin and triangles for the eyes). To make you will

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using foam pads to stick on your cat creates a nice effect on the card.

Wall art: Simple cat craft for kids

We have been playing with some of the supplies on the Docrafts site this month to create some rather wonderful alphabet wall art for our kids rooms. We have chosen to make a little cat craft for you all. This is a really simple project, and perfect for their walls, but it also works brilliantly as a little special gift for your pets, if

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Win Rubiks Spark

Win Rubiks Spark and get puzzling with John Adams Toys

We do love a good exercise for the brains here at KiddyCharts and you certainly can get a decent workout with a Rubik’s SPARK. This interesting mind game will entertain both kids and parents. Rubik’s advocates, games fanatics, puzzle and brainteaser addicts will all love the new Rubik’s Spark (SSP £19.99)! Experience Rubik’s like never before with the amazing new electronic cube, featuring six challenging

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The main beach on the Verandah Resort and Spa was big enough for the kids to find enough to entertain them, and to make it easy to find your own space in the sun.

Review: Verandah Resort and Spa, Antigua

Our trip to Antigua was made even more enjoyable by the time we spent at our resort in the two weeks we played in the sun. The Verandah Resort and Spa is a luxurious all inclusive resort, that we found was perfect for the kids. However, it seemed to suit most of the people that were there, from singles, to families and everything else in between.

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Alphabet flash cards

Alphabet flash cards

If your little ones are ready to start learning their ABC’s these alphabet flash cards are perfect to get them started. This wonderful printable resource includes 3 sets of ABC flash cards; upper case letters, lower case letters and images of words starting with a given letter of the alphabet. Click on any image below to download your own Alphabet flash cards. Awesome free printable

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Reef underwater scene from stock photos.

Visiting Cades Bay and snorkelling in Cades Reef, Antigua

Antigua still had secrets to reveal to us in our second week there, and this excursion, from South Coast Horizons to Cades Bay in Kayaks, which enabled us to snorkel in Cades Reef, meant we saved the best of our three excursions to last. Our Island Safari with Stingray City, and the trip to D-Boat, were wonderful, but it isn’t possible to improve on

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Bettys Hope is a former sugar plantation with a museum telling the history of sugar and slavery on the Island. Its well worth a visit, particularly to show children about some of the uglier parts to our history.

Exploring Antigua’s contrasting landscapes and culture at Stingray City, Devil’s Bridge and Betty’s Hope

Antigua is known for it’s beaches, but there is oh so much more to the island. We went in search of some culture and marine wildlife with a tour with Tropical Adventures thanks to the Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Authority in our trip to the Island. The Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy is one of a number of tours offered by Tropical Adventures on the island, and

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The D-Boat in Antigua is a refurbished Oil Tanker - made into a water park, as you can clearly see!

D-Boat Antigua – Water park fun for the kids and you

In a recent trip to Antigua, we were lucky enough to be hosted by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Authority on an excursion to a fascinating, and extremely unusual day out on the D-Boat. My family had an absolute ball on the D-Boat in Antigua for about six hours! There isn’t too much that can keep my active kids entertained for that long without a few tantrums,

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Easy nature sensory bags

Today we have made these nature sensory bags which are a great way of introducing your child to nature while being a great sensory experience too! Best of all, you don’t have to worry about little ones putting the items in their mouths. These are great to make as they: – Are a great sensory experience – Provide an opportunity to name the different

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Sunsets on Antigua are simply stunning - and there really is so much to do there too for the family. A trpocal destination, with some great family activities.

10 things you have to do in Antigua and one you don’t

We are spoiled for life now. Beaches will never be the same again after experiencing what Antigua has to offer. It is hot all the year round; you just need to mind the rainy season, and expect showers or even storms from June to November. The rains do get worse September onwards, so its best to stick to the summer months if you can.

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FunFest UK

Get half price tickets for FunFest today; the blogging conference for you and the kids!

FunFest UK Is Back For 2016 – and we’re offering you half price tickets! The UK’s only family oriented blogging summit is back on Saturday 10th September, with the organisers promising it to be bigger and better than the highly successful first outing. The one-day conference, networking and brand ambassador programme offers both brands and bloggers the opportunity to discuss social media, PR opportunities

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Alphabet poster printables for kids

Alphabet poster printables

Need some fun free printables for learning alphabet? We have got just the thing for your little ones. These free alphabet poster printables are just the thing for you and they come in colour or you can print them in black and white, so your little ones can colour them in by themselves. Colour Alphabet Poster  With the letters already coloured in, this printable poster will

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Teaching Kids to be Nice

Teaching kids to be nice

Everyone wants nice kids and as parents, we’re acutely aware of those moments of awkwardness when our child behaves in a way that makes us red faced and want to crawl under the table. You know, at parties when they nick the last cookie or when they have a temper tantrum in full view of literally the entire universe. Thoughts On Nice Kids We always hope

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Fabulous free Olympics printables so you can join in the fun

Fabulous free Olympics printables so you can join in the fun

If you want to get into the Olympic games spirit we have got just the thing for you. We are sharing a set of fabulous free Olympics printables so you can join in the fun too. They are here – the Olympic games and they are fun and full of thrill to watch. These printables will make the whole experience even more memorable for your little

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#Win Num Noms 2 bundle of goodies

Earlier this year Num Noms caused frenzy with the introduction of the delicious, stackable and totally wacky collectables. After selling out across the globe the Num Noms are back with even more tasty flavours! They are a hit in our house, and the kids are both enjoying mixing and matching them. The lip gloss gives them a little bit of a different angle than

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Pete's Dragon Colouring Pages

Pete’s Dragon colouring and activity sheets

We are sharing some awesome free Pete’s Dragon colouring and activity sheets with you. You and your kids will have lots of fun with these as there’s a colouring page to colour, a bookmark for your books, and a lovely door hangar to welcome, or even to keep people out of your room. Pete’s Dragon Colouring Sheets Quite a few lovely colouring pages for you

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Avoid holiday nightmares with Travelex Luxury for Less

Holidays are tranquil escapes, where we forget the pressures of modern life, and connect with our inner chill. Or at least, they should be. We all know that sometimes bad stuff happens; typically involving memory challenged mums that couldn’t manage to cope with the endless notes from school, lastminute packing, and holiday booking chaos. Holiday memory moments can include lost passports, forgotten currency, misplaced

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Free Fantastic Fox printables from Storytime

Free Fantastic Fox printables from Storytime

This time Storytime has some free printables based around the amazing tale of Fantastic Fox, about a clever fox who helps a brave young prince win a golden bird and a golden horse! The Fantastic Fox features in this month’s Storytime along with the BFG and many more terrific tales. Try it today for half price by following the link below and enjoy fairy tales, myths

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Win Microscooters for the WHOLE family worth over £500 #KiddychartsSummer

Oh we have well and truly saved the BEST until LAST for you all – get your family moving this summer with our amazing final day in the Summer Countdown; we have an unbelievable prize for one lucky winner; Microscooters for the WHOLE family. That’s right… We are giving away a family scooter set including two children’s scooters. The children’s scooters can be each

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Win Kooliobandz to avoid the holiday turmoil of lost children and lost luggage #KiddychartsSummer

As we approach the summer, its time to make sure we avoid the terror of lost kids and lost luggage; and no, restraints and padlocks don’t always help. ;-) On Day 2 of our summer countdown, we are giving away Koolio products (Kooliobandz) to help make your holidays that little bit more trouble and carefree. Losing your child or valuable items can make the excitement

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Meet Everest Paw Patrol Printables

Meet Everest Paw Patrol Printables (on DvD this summer)

We have another Paw Patrol treat for you all – some gorgeous printables to celebrate a DvD release. Click on the image below to download your own colouring page! Meet Everest Paw Patrol Discover seven all new episodes of your favourite canine capers, as family favourite PAW Patrol: Meet Everest! scampers onto DVD on 18th July 2016, the perfect summer holiday treat! This series,

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Are you sticking your head in the sand about what you need to do before the summer, or what you can do with the kids OVER the summer? Don't be an Ostrich - just set yourself a simple challenge to do something new every day with them, and life and the summer holiday activities just got simpler!

Don’t be an Ostrich – do something new every day with the kids this summer

I am an Ostrich. I don’t mean that I can run as fast as Usain Bolt, can’t fly, and that I make a mean Omelette with my eggs. No. An ostrich mum ignores their to do lists What I mean is that I am ignoring my to do list. I am getting through it, but I seem to have some form of tunnel vision

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Win Baby Annabell interactive brother doll and interactive BABY born worth £100 (2 available) #KiddychartsSummer

In Day 3 of our summer countdown we have £200 worth of dolls to give away to two lucky, lucky winners! Do check out the other giveaways before you enter as well, there are another 9 of them still open, including ones for a camera, microscooters, and some fabulous toy and book bundles. Today though, we have some gorgeous dolls for you from Zapf

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Win a Lonely Planet kids book bundle for summer travel funtime! #KiddychartsSummer

We only have four days to go in our summer countdown now, and so today we are going to inspire a love of travel with some wonderful books from Lonely Planet Kids to giveaway. All the other giveaways are still open so don’t forget to check them all out. Now though, you can kickstart wanderlust in your children and open their eyes and minds to

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Win a Samsung SmartCam PT worth £139 and help keep an eye on your child #KiddychartsSummer

On day 5 of our summer countdown where we are giving away a new gift for parents every single day for 12 days, we have a rather exciting piece of technology for you. Parents always want to be with their baby or toddler but sometimes leaving them is inevitable, using the new Samsung SmartCam Pan and Tilt you can be there too as we

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Win Tiny Pop Bundle of toys to celebrate Tiny Pop App release #KiddychartsSummer

The Kids channel TINY POP (Freeview 126, Sky 617, Virgin 737, and Freesat 605) has announced the launch of a brand new content driven app available on iOS and Android.  Free to download and free to play, it’s available across tablet and mobile devices giving children and parents the chance to get closer to their favourite on-screen characters than ever before. To celebrate the

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Win Thirsty Plant Deluxe Gift Box from Tech will Save Us and get your kids into science! #KiddychartsSummer

We are into Day 7 of our summer countdown, and its the weekend – so what better day to share a wonderful activity kit for the kids, that really gets their brain cells working from Tech Will Save Us. We have a wonderful giveaway today – a Thirsty Plan Deluxe Gift Box for you and your children. This is a wonderful little invention where

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How you can save on energy costs by switching suppliers

Keeping energy costs low – it pays to switch

Keeping your fuel costs under control isn’t an easy task when you are running a household; not least because sometimes you can’t quite keep a lid on those sneaky little costs that add up when you have small people around: Extra electricity for all the cups of tea you need to reheat, Higher lighting costs because your kids are afraid of the dark, and

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Win Miss Ellie Dancewear T-shirts so you totally rock the summer fashion scene #KiddychartsSummer

It began with a promise… Like all good dreams, Miss Ellie dancewear began life as a spark of desire inside the heart of a young child. Today, with the help of the UK’s leading dance artist, Steve O’Connell, that dream has finally become a reality. And it can for you too, as we are giving away some of their gorgeous dancewear today in our

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Win a gas barbecue and kids garden tool set for summer fun from MyRealGames #KiddychartsSummer

We have another amazing opportunity for you in our summer countdown today from family friendly gaming website MyRealGames.com who are ‘planting the seed’ for children to enjoy garden based activities this summer. The free to play games website has added a whole host of titles that involve heading outdoors and growing green fingers to its bumpers kids category, available to play online. Our giveaway

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Win an exploration and discovery bundle from Learning Resources #KiddyChartsSummer

We have another lovely summer bundle to share with you on day three of our summer countdown. Love the outdoors this summer with Learning Resources, the home of award-winning educational toys, games and learning aids. Enter the competition below for your chance to WIN an outdoor play bundle, perfect for exploration and imaginative play! Bundle Includes: New Sprouts® Camp Out! – RSP £20 New

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Win gorgeous Bax and Bay Blue Linen Changing Bag worth £169.99 #KiddyChartsSummer

On day two of our summer countdown, we have another gorgeous prize for you – TWO beautifully stylish Blue Linen Bax & Bay cub changing bags to give away worldwide. These retail at £169.99 each and are perfect for the summer, and those lovely days out picnicking with your little ones. It also works as a feeding pillow and carry support too. Bax & Bay produce

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#Win Mini Micro Deluxe Microscooter suitable for age 2 and up now #KiddyChartsSummer

We are kicking you off on DAY ONE for our summer countdown giveaways with THE best thing for active kids this summer. It is a Mini Micro Deluxe scooter from the amazing people at Microscooters, and the best thing about it is that it is now suitable for kids age 2 years and up…. Why? Because is now has an adjustable handlebar allowing children that young

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Forest school is a brilliant way for kids to connect with nature. We have four amazing activities; mud faces, bats and moths, magic wands and a nature scavenger hunt too. Great forest school fun.

Forest school activities: How to reconnect YOUR kids with nature

Forest school is a very popular way to teach kids, while giving them an opportunity to get close to nature, and hopefully rather dirty at the same time ;-) Now, Forest School becomes even more accessible with the publication of Play The Forest School Way, (US/UK) a woodland adventure book. This book is packed full of outdoor activities for parents and children. Ideas include making nature jewellery, constructing a

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#Win Pointless board game for family fun

We have another great giveaway for you today from University Games, who produce some amazingly fun board games for all the family. Pointless is suitable for ages 12+, though we do play with our kids who are 9 and 10 in teams and they are fine with a little help and guidance here and there. Just as with the Pointless show on BBC1, you need

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Win Microscooters, Camera and more in our Summer Countdown #KiddyChartsSummer

It’s back! *runs around with pants on head.* OK. I don’t have my pants on my head, BUT you have to sign up for this, you have the chance of winning £1000s of prizes again on KiddyCharts is our amazing summer countdown where we have 12 giveaways in 12 days. Bookmark this page, or sign up below – go on, you KNOW you want

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What do we think are the best outdoor and water toys for the kids to play in the garden. We've picked them - why not check them out. You are going to LOVE them!

Six of the best outdoor and water games and toys for older kids this summer

It’s time to chuck the kids out into the garden with a few outdoor toys so that you can get a bit of peace and quiet. Alternatively, you might even be mad enough to join in… But what water games and other toys are there that are a little different for the garden, and can give you and yours a bit of good energetic

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Gorgeous mindful adult coloring pages; we have a cat for adults to color in, and a kitten friend for the kids as well. Or you could color both yourself. Nip over to the site and download the coloring pages now.

Cat mindful coloring pages for adults and kids

We are a strong believer on KiddyCharts that relaxing together is something that kids and parents need to do, and should dedicate a little time to whenever they can. This is why we are starting a series of mindful coloring pictures for both adults and kids to work on side by side. Our first theme combines a cat adult coloring page with a kids

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Twelve dancing princesses is a charming story for the kids, and we have some lovely activities to accompany reading it from Storytime magazine, as well as the opportunity to get a free copy of the mag too. Visit the site for colouring sheets, posters, a word search and more now!

Twelve Dancing Princess activities with Storytime

This month Storytime has some free printables based around the beautiful tale of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, where a brave young soldier finds out how they wear their shoes out every night! The Twelve Dancing Princesses features in this month’s Storytime, along with The Proud Peacock, Stig of the Dump, The Mouse Deer and the Tiger, and much more! To get this issue for

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how to talk to kids about money so they will listen

How to talk to kids about money so they listen

“And at the start of the fiscal year the economy retracted, which lead to a downturn in…” is exactly not how to talk to kids about money! Get on their level, make it interesting to them and relevant, and I promise you have made your job a whole lot easier. How to talk to kids about money so they listen. Find an interest, something that

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#Win MyArts Sand Shaker from Revell

We love a good giveaway on KiddyCharts, and in particular a crafty one. Today we have a MyArts Sand Shaker from Revell to give to one lucky reader. Sand Shaker offers girls and boys ages 5 and up numerous creative possibilities with coloured sand. You can conjure up fun colourful sand pictures on paper using the self-adhesive motif templates. Simply pull away the protective film for the first

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Over 30 fathers day gift ideas from KiddyCharts. Be sure to make one of these great crafts for your LOs Dad.

30+ Fathers Day gifts for toddlers to make

That time of year is upon us again… It is time to celebrate Dads – yay! With over 30 Father’s Day gifts for you and your LO to choose from, there will be something fun here to make, which will be loved and cherished. We all know by now that pretty much every day is “Children’s Day”, and that Mother’s Day is always well

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Share your precious moments with the kids for a chance to win one of five digital cameras, and Cadburys chocolate buttons. Closes 6th July.

Share precious moments with your kids to win Cadburys chocs and Cameras! #TasteLikeThisFeels

Did someone say Chocolate? Yes, I know, we did. And you can win some now – this video from the lovely Anna from Hey Mummy and Channel Mum shares some of those precious moments that we love with our kids. Those little ones, that perhaps you wouldn’t think at first would mean so much, but somehow they really really do… How to Enter All you

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Freelancing is an interesting business to be in - but we don't work for free; we offer wonderful skills, and we deserve to be paid for them.

The truth about FREElancing exposed! #NationalFreelancersDay

I just discovered that it is National Freelancer Day today – I had my head down working and it very nearly passed me by. FREELANCER That’s what I am; both as a blogger and in social media too. It is a liberating job, and has been a wonderful way for me to work so that I can see my kids grow up. And they are doing

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#Win Bangle Blitz bundle worth £40 (2 available)

We love a bit of sparkle on the KiddyCharts blog, and we have a lovely Bangle Blitz bundle worth £40 to give away to two lucky readers today: Bangle Blitz Neon (RRP £9.99), Bangle Blitz Glam (RRP £19.99), and Bangle Blitz Glitzi Girl (RRP £19.99). Perfect for all of those kids that like to glam up with their own creations, and let their imaginations

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Mess free Father's Day card. Make dad smile with one of these cards. Make it today.

Father’s Day card craft : Mess free activity for babies

Mess free guarantee with this fun Father’s Dad card craft! Are you looking for a Father’s Day card craft activity for your baby or toddler without worrying about messy hands or clothes..? Then our mess free Father’s Day card craft is the solution!   By using a freezer bag babies and toddlers can have finger painting fun without the mess. So look no further

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20+ Doll activities and printables round up for kids to have lots of fun

Doll activities and printables round up

We are sure your kids have a doll or two lying around somewhere in the house so today we are sharing 20+ Doll activities and printables round up to make your kids want to play with their dolls even more. 1. Fun Baby born doll activity sheets for your little ones from KiddyCharts (pictured bottom left and bottom left on square image) 2. Grab these Baby

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Delicious and easy recipe for Lamb Burger with beetroot and halloumi. Fantastic for the summer, whatever the weather! Impress your friends.

Lamb burger with beets and halloumi

It’s summertime, hopefully the weather is playing ball. But whether (pun intended!) it is or not – summertime still means one thing… Get the BBQ out – even if you have to stand under a brolly, while the food is sizzling! Or, I can let you into a secret for this recipe… it’s a burger with the taste and flair of a great BBQ

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