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Tiny Globetrotters: How we use travel to inspire our baby and toddler classes

Guest Blog by Tiny Globetrotters When you think of travelling as a family, you might not immediately think of taking toddlers or tiny babies as far afield as Hawaii, India, or Madagascar. However, since our little girl was born, we have had the pleasure of experiencing the benefits travel and exposure to different cultures can…

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FredagsTaco – Taco Fridays at Baltzersen’s

“Tacos?” we hear you say, “but they’re Mexican, what possible connection can there be with Scandinavia?”. We’re glad you asked! Not a lot of people know it, but Norway and Sweden eat more tacos per capita than any country in Europe. In fact, getting together with friends and family to huddle around the telly and…

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STEAM focused Summer Camp, Technology in Play comes to Harrogate

In an ever evolving world where we are surrounded by advancements in technology on every front in every industry, we are now raising a generation of children to whom these technologies will be second nature. I often feel this is a double edged sword with so many wonderful things these advancements bring, I feel that…

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Summer Tennis camps with Tennis Harrogate

At Tennis Harrogate we are a team of dedicated professional Tennis coaches based at Harrogate spa tennis centre, Harlow tennis club and Starbeck tennis club, providing high quality tennis coaching programmes for all ages and abilities. All our coaches are DBS checked and keep up to date with the latest tennis coaching methods. The tennis…

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Loads of sax this week for DJ Mark Green!

Guest Blog by DJ Mark Green Dad of 3 and Mumblers resident DJ Mark Green talks this week about the latest must have entertainment combo for your next event. The summer season for parties and events is well and truly in full swing and it will come as no surprise that weddings are taking the…

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What to buy a teacher as an end of year gift

Seriously – how quick is this year going?  It’s nearly the end of the school year already!  Children and teachers across of the country rejoice, whilst, lets face it -us parents are slightly terrified about the thought of keeping these little ones entertained for the next six-to-eight weeks! So let’s hear it for those teachers…

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Life Thru the Lens?’ ….the in’s and out’s of newborn photoshoots’

Guest Blog by Lovely Lane Photography So you’ve missed the 14 day window… How important is it to have your newborn images taken before your baby is 14 days old? There are three ‘ideal’ developmental stages for having professional images taken of your baby: 1. Newborn sessions – when your baby is less than 14…

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Nominate for the 2018 Harrogate Mumbler Awards

The first phase of the 2018 Harrogate Mumbler Awards in Association with Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall is now open and you are invited to nominate your favourites now. Nominations close at midnight on 31st July 2018. What Are The Harrogate Mumbler Awards? The Mumbler Awards in association with Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall are the ultimate “Seal of…

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“I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice-cream”!

The sun has firmly got his hat on and doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere for a while. So here at Harrogate Mumbler we’ve put together a little review of some fun days out in and around Harrogate, which all incorporate one of my favourite things – ice cream! It’s a tough job, but all…

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UNMISSABLE SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM

  From 21st July – 3rd Sept Piglets Adventure Farm is full of unmissable family fun, with amazing magic shows and incredible circus acrobatics, you won’t want to miss it! Get foam fever this summer as you boogie on down with bigger & better Foam Parties daily, watch hilarious Pig Racing in the Pork-shire Hurdle,…

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Big Little Days – big discounts on days out with your little ones

Guest Blog by Big Little Days Big Little Days – the brand new members’ club for Harrogate parents is here and we are very excited about it! 30% off admission to top local family attractions! Big Little Days is a new members’ club who have partnered with top local family attractions to offer exclusive discounts…

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Ryan Sidebottom Cricket Academy at The Grammar School at Leeds

  The Ryan Sidebottom Cricket Academy and Cricket Foundation were both set up in 2014, with the purpose of providing cricket training for children in all areas of Leeds. The Cricket Academy runs at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL), and provides holiday camps and weekly training every Friday night in the autumn and winter…

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What a great foster care fortnight we had

Every year, Foster Care Fortnight brings some extra opportunities to promote fostering. For the Fostering North Yorkshire team, this year was one of our busiest ever, they provided fostering features to two online tv stations, our press releases were widely covered, and then Look North approached us to work on a Foster Care Fortnight feature,…

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Outdoor Heated Pool at Rudding is open to the public in June, July & August 2018

The outdoor heated swimming pool at Rudding Holiday Park is open for the public for selected sessions during June, July & August 2018. The outdoor heated swimming pool and children’s paddling pool is located next door to the Deer House Pub, within the Holiday Park at Rudding.  The pool is extremely popular and so booking is…

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Register with Harrogate’s Teaching Agency for £50 welcome…

Guest Blog by Precise Education… Precise Education – Harrogate’s Teaching Agency REGISTER NOW FOR £50 WELCOME Precise Education is Harrogate’s Teaching Agency of choice, based here in Harrogate and working with schools and teachers in and around the local area. Due to a growth in popularity and increase in demand for our teachers, we are…

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How to keep your little ones cool when the temperature is soaring!

Staying cool this summer How long have we been waiting for this – the sun has got his hat on and he is FINALLY coming out to play! After months of complaining about this long cold winter it’s now time for the real moaning to start, in the words of the early naughties rapper Nellie; “It’s…

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F45 Gym Harrogate- Guest Blog

Finding time for yourself, for a work out can be extremely difficult when you’ve got kids but did you know that there is a new 9:15am F45 class to suit parents straight after school drop off? Can you hear that? The alarm to start another morning of rushing about to get the kids up-and-ready… …and…

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Harrogate Mumbler Fosters Chicks!

We’ve got very exciting news at Harrogate Mumbler, we’re fostering a clutch of eggs and we will get to watch them over the course of 3 week or so while they hatch and grow. We decided to do it in lieu of a birthday party for my 7 year old daughter. She has experienced a…

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A treat for your feet – Mumbler reviews Heal Spa

The lovely people at Heal invited me to their medical and wellness spa to try out their signature medical pedicure. It’s a fab idea – bringing medicine and beauty together under one roof. Heals has been open for around a year now, and is owned and run by husband and husband team Oliver and Matthew….

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Becoming a Freelance Social Media Management: The Pros and Cons

Guest Blog by Gill Bruce, GB-Digital It’s been almost three years now since I chose not to return after maternity leave to my job at a local marketing agency. My eldest child was starting school and it felt like the right time to break away and form shorter working days that would benefit me and…

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Get your Air-con recharged this summer for just £35+VAT with GT Service

Has the recent lovely weather left you hot and bothered in your car? Now is the time to get it sorted before summer time begins and we have got you covered at GT Service Harrogate. We’ve got a fantastic reduced price Air Con Re-Gas for summer for our Mumblers at just £35 + VAT saving…

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The five wonders of Cold Bath Road (and surrounding areas) Guest Blog

I’m pretty new to Harrogate – I moved up here from east London with my husband and daughter a few months ago. So far so good, Harrogate has certainly lived up to the hype. It’s breathtakingly beautiful, clean and from what I can gather has the ratio of fried chicken shops to people just right,…

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Big occasion coming up? Stuck for what to wear? Discover Harrogate’s best kept secret…

Behind a very discreet (you could even say slightly shabby) shop front on Kings Rd, Harrogate, is what can only be described as a clothes shoppers paradise! Just B is the free personalised bereavement counselling branch of St Michaels hospice and yes, the Just B shop is a charity shop, but there all similarity to the traditional…

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Buzzing Offers at Humble Bee Farm

This is an advertorial blog from Humble Bee Farm We’re the place to be at Humble Bee Farm! Humble Bee is a working farm in the peaceful Yorkshire Wolds, close to Scarborough, with a variety of camping, glamping and cottages for you to stay in. You can stay with us and watch Farmer Percy on…

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Mumbler Big Night Off In Leeds With Matt Coyne, AKA ‘Man vs. Baby’

  Parents, leave the kids with the Grandparents and join West Leeds and North Leeds Mumbler at Headrow House in Leeds as we chat to epic Dad and Social Media giant Matt Coyne, also known as Man Vs Baby, about all things parenting! Matt is the creator of ‘that’ Facebook post which went viral back…

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Are you a qualified teacher looking to get back into teaching?

Guest blog by Precise Education….. FREE £50 – Qualified teachers, register now!* Are you a qualified teacher who’s children are growing up? Do you want time for your career again and flexibility to work around your family? Are you looking for advice about getting back into teaching? If the answer is yes, Precise Education is…

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Book your summer camps at the Little Gym Harrogate.

With the long summer holidays on the horizon, The Little Gym Harrogate are getting prepared and have launched their Summer timetable this week. For six weeks of Summer 23rd July – 2nd September, they will be running a mixture of classes and their popular summer camps.  Find out more what they have to offer this Summer in…

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May-Hem Circus at Piglets Adventure Farm

Roll up roll up! From 26th May – 3rd June, be amazed at Piglets crazy May-Hem Circus this May half term. With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, all in the big top tent, it’s unmissable fun for the entire family. Get discounted tickets online at pigletsadventurefarm.com! The Famous Fatt Matt Step…

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Mumbler Visits Mother Shiptons in Knaresborough.

Mother Shipton is England’s most famous Prophetess, predicting amongst other things The Great Fire of London in 1666. She was born in 1488, in a cave next to the river Nidd – now affectionately known as Mother Shipton’s Cave. Mother Shipton’s is located in the beautiful Knaresbourgh, about a fifteen-minute car journey from Harrogate. I…

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Fathers Day 2018 in Harrogate

With only a couple of days to go until Father’s Day – for those of you that haven’t got round to finding the perfect gift for the Dads in your life have a read on!  Let’s keep it local this year and treat our Dads with some of the great local produce Harrogate has to…

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Why Sleeping Through the Night is a Myth

Sponsored Blog by Little Sleep Stars Whenever I work with a client and ask what their sleep goals are, “sleeping through the night” is almost always on the list – sometimes it’s the only goal! Parents will often tell me that they don’t mind, and often enjoy, helping their child fall asleep at bedtime, whether…

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Foster Care Fortnight 14th-27th May 2018

Hello again, At Fostering North Yorkshire we’re getting ready to celebrate Foster Care Fortnight. Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and to show how foster care transforms lives. This year it runs from 14 to 27 May and we’re very proud to be involved. Fostering North Yorkshire…

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Inspired Birth Hypnobirthing: 10% off for Mumblers.

I’m Ruth Lyons, experienced KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner and the proud creator of Inspired Birth. I’m extremely passionate about hypnobirthing as I absolutely know it works. I want every woman to feel empowered for life through a positive birth experience. I live with my fabulous husband and three wonderful, energetic and highly spirited young children, two…

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ASK Harrogate: The Mumbler Review

Mumbler were thrilled to be invited to ASK Harrogate to help them celebrate their #myaskitalianfamily campaign, along with a group of Harrogate’s most prominent bloggers. It’s pretty unusual for bloggers to be able to get together, we’re usually all so busy squirrelling away behind our laptops! It was really lovely to get out and about…

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NEW Online Learning Platform Launches from Hull

Good2learn is a brand new, online learning platform for Primary school age children, built and developed in Yorkshire (Hull to be precise!). Its aim is to make life easier to support your child in Maths and English and to help them reach their full potential. They’re based in Hull, we asked our sister site (Hull and…

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Baby Swimmers

Classes are fun with singing and skill related activities. Physically your baby will gain greater muscle control and hand-eye co-ordination, alertness is also improved through word association such as “reach”, whilst looking at and reaching for toys, which also stimulates the natural movement of their arms and legs. Holding your baby in water is a…

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Traditional Sunday Family Day at Ripon Races

Sunday 20th May – Traditional Sunday Family Day Our traditional Sunday raceday is the first of four family days throughout the summer and we are rolling back the years to bring you the ultimate traditional family fun! It’s a lovely day out for accomplished or new racegoers. We have lots of free fun for the…

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Children’s Festival in Magical Spiegeltent

History, Science and Art come alive as Harrogate International Festivals present a weekend packed with some of the UK’s finest children’s authors, museum experiences and attractions. Sword fighting, fairy tales and fun are on offer as the Children’s Festival takes place in the magical world of the Spiegeltent – Europe’s oldest travelling tent – in…

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Meet our new Enquiry Workers at Fostering North Yorkshire

Fostering North Yorkshire would like you to meet – our new Enquiry Workers Miranda and Dianne Here at FNY we want to make sure you get the warmest welcome and all the information you need as quickly as possible when you contact us. Step forward Miranda and Dianne, who between them will deal with all our initial enquiries…

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Toddler Sense – Saturday Sessions and Summer Term – Book Now!

  Award winning classes and Saturday Specials for children aged 13 months – 5 years, supporting your child’s learning and development through play! Toddler Sense Harrogate and Wetherby launches its summer term this month and as usual, you and your little ones are invited on a weekly adventure to a variety of wonderful worlds! Each…

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The Little Gym – helping babies gain confidence from as little as 4 months old…

Sponsored blog  by The Little Gym Welcoming a newborn into the world is a truly miraculous time.  It is exciting as well as challenging, it literally turns your world upside down (of course in the most positive way) and on top of that, there is not one but 1000s of manuals on what you are…

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Wetwheels comes full throttle into Yorkshire

Wetwheels Yorkshire (WWY) is the fifth boat to be launched by the hugely popular charity, the Wetwheels Foundation. The boat, currently under construction, is due to arrive into Whitby in May where she will enjoy a full season taking disabled and disadvantaged people out on the water. Originally conceived in 2011 the Wetwheels Foundation builds…

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The Royal Wedding In Harrogate

So, are you excited about the nuptuals this weekend or do you think that it’s a waste of a good Saturday? Either way, there is no denying that the whole of the UK is swept up in Harry & Meghan fever and at Harrogate Mumbler, I’m afraid that we are loving every minute! The wedding…

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An insight into the thoughts of one of England’s most senior family law Judges

Is there a bias against husbands in relation to spousal support? Should there be a time limit on spousal support? Is divorce law outdated? Should co-habiting couples be given the same rights as married couples? Can you have a “fault free” divorce? In the latest family law guest blog for Harrogate Mumbler, Raworths Family Law…

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HOST FOREIGN STUDENTS IN YOUR HOME

Centre of English Studies in Harrogate are now recruiting friendly new homestay providers for Spring/Summer 2018. Hosting students can prove a most rewarding experience; it can also give a unique insight into cultures other than our own. It is a wonderful opportunity for your children to learn more about people from other countries. We offer…

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Independence: Being School Ready

Primary school places were allocated this morning and I sincerely hope that you got the place that you were hoping for. If you didn’t, please don’t panic! If you were allocated your local catchment school and you didn’t want it then consider booking another school visit before you appeal. This may help you alleviate any…

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Yellow Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is delighted to have been chosen as the official charity for the Tour de Yorkshire 2018! They are encouraging schools, businesses, community groups, friends and family to join in with YELLOW YORKSHIRE DAY again this year on Friday 27th April for lots of yellow themed fun! “There are lots of ways you can support…

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TiP EXPO’18 – First stop Harrogate!

Technology in Play is a new exciting venture providing STEAM sessions, workshops and events for children. The statistics surrounding STEAM education and careers can be rather mind boggling but, it is important to realise that quite simply, the job market is changing rapidly and whilst we often ponder about what our children will grow up…

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Help build your child’s confidence with a FREE fun workshop for ages 7-11 years

What’s your child’s dream? To play for England and score the goal that wins the World Cup? To be a scientist and save the world? To work with horses? To be a dancer? Your child’s dreams for tomorrow are dear to their hearts.  But do they have the self-confidence to follow them and make things…

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TEACHERS OF HARROGATE: “I’m too busy to enjoy quality time with my kids!” Is this you?

Guest Blog by Precise Education… Are you a qualified teacher who is tired of sitting in your cold car on the A61 to Leeds in the morning or maybe the A59 from York at night, dreaming of an extra hour in bed and a steady stroll  (or possibly a short run) to work? If the…

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Could you help unlock the future for a young person?

Do you live in the Harrogate district? Our award winning No Wrong Door service is looking for people from all walks of life, who could help young people to turn their lives around by becoming one of our supported lodgings providers… If you enjoy making a difference, and you have a spare room, becoming a…

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What’s On During the Easter Holidays?

We’ve got tonnes of information about what’s on for Easter and during the Easter School Holidays 2018 in Harrogate, Knaresborough and the surrounding areas. I’ve included a round up of my favourite picks below but for the full listings visit our Mumbler Easter School Holidays Page here Peter Rabbit Easter Adventure at Mother Shipton’s Cave,…

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A Ugandan Trip of a Lifetime for Highfield Pupils

Pupils, parents and staff from Highfield Prep School have returned from the trip of lifetime to Uganda. The trip was the third to be undertaken by Highfield as part of an on-going project to support a school in the village of Bombo which they initially helped to build. Vital sponsorship of the local children enables them…

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Freedom Taxis Easter Holidays Mumbler Discount..

Feature by Freedom Taxis With two whole weeks to fill with activities and adventures to occupy the kids, it’s at times like the Easter holidays that we’re lucky to live in a place with so much to offer our little ones. At Freedom Taxis, we want your holidays to take you all the fun-filled places…

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Hello – we’d like to tell you about fostering teenagers.

Lots of our foster carers tell us they get so much out of fostering teenagers. Teenagers entering the care system have had a lot to deal with – many people think they are at fault if they are in care but that’s not how it is. Usually there are multiple reasons and they are there…

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Five things to put on your family protection ‘to do’ list

No one like to think about what would happen to their families, should the worst happen to yourself as a parent however burying your head in the sand just isn’t an option. Of course we all hope that this sort of planning will be unnecessary, however it still needs to be done. In the first…

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Jodie’s Story…

Mother’s Day may bring cards and flowers, but for many it is over-shadowed by domestic abuse.   Independent Domestic Abuse Services, explain how we can help a friend or family member who is experiencing domestic abuse and how, with their support people can move on to lead safe and happy lives.   Jodie, a former…

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Bishop Thornton School Goes for Golf

Press Release…. Bishop Thornton CE Primary School has just begun an exciting block of lessons at Rudding Park Golf Academy. PE lessons each week now involve learning brand new skills on the driving range, putting green and chipping green. The facilities at the Academy are excellent, enabling all the children to be involved and engaged…

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Egg-stra Easter Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm near York

From 24th March – 15th April 2018, get ready for plenty of egg-stra Easter Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm near York. From the fun of the Easter Egg Hunt to shows and cute baby animals and lots of family fun, there’s so much to see and do. And for the best value, book in advance at…

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Harrogate Theatre get their ‘ducks in a row’ with their Spring/Summer line-up…

Harrogate Theatre has a fantastic program of kids shows over the next few weeks and its all about ducks! MEI Theatrical presents: Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday (TUE 29 – WED 30 MAY)   The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters…

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