OOTD : All Day Outfit

I have to stay quiet while typing this post.Β  The cats are asleep …….


…… and I don’t want to be disturbed as I want this to be a serious post.



The other week Julia ……



…. conned asked me nicely to do an Outfit Of The Day (OOTD) post.

So here we go.


❀ Hello my lubblies ❀



I would like to show you my All Day Outfit.




The idea is to wear office and leisure clothes at the same time.

Here I am ready to go to the office.


The jacket is 40+ years old. Β Made by Kinglynne. Β  It has been with me to work in many countries around the world and is still smart and fits me well.


The shirt on the other hand was bought for €5 about 4 years ago at a local Spanish street market. It was so good I bought 10;Β  5 long sleeve and 5 short, all different.Β  Made by AVSNA.


After a hard day’s work playing games on the office computer, remove the jacket and by wearing shorts I would be in instant leisure mode.Β  Made by A.B.C.Β 


In reality I am retired and maybe I need new clothes.Β  I am not mean and my clothes are generally in good condition.Β  So…..



…… I would love a woman to come with me to help buy new clothes, but I am worried about that for many reasons :

1) Β  She might want me to buy a shell suit with a hoodie.Β  Then I’ll be arrested.Β  ……

2) Β  ….. or she might buy me the modern street type of trousers where the waistband is worn below the knees exposing my superhero orange day-glo underwear with flashing Christmas lights.

3)Β  She might “borrow” my credit card and disappear into a wine bar for the day.

4)Β  She may require me to have a tattoo, with words such as I love (insert name here).Β  I don’t want a tattoo with “I love insert name here” all over my back !

5)Β  What would you say in #5 so as to give me a panic attack ?


I know most women detest shoe & clothes shopping.Β  I would hate to have to drag her screaming around countless shops all day when she would be really happy at home changing diapers or waging war on her teenage son whose eyeballs are superglued to his smartphone and hands twitching on a game controller.Β  I just know she would hate to leave her teenage daughter who is constantly soaking her bed with tears after dumping the 7th boyfriend this week and it’s only Tuesday !

Then, of course, there is the more mature lady who has been there, seen it, read the book and slept through the film.Β  I could probably bribe her with a meal and bottle of wine after she has watched her favourite daytime soap on TV.




Thank heavens I have got through this post without interference by my cats and they’ re still asleep.Β  Amazing !






Would you go shopping with me and what would you buy for me ?


Ralph xox ❀


140 Comments on “OOTD : All Day Outfit

  1. I have few reasons to not mention any suggestions here πŸ™‚ I think the way you look in the dress looks good. You reminds me of 007.

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  2. I don’t think you need any new clothes to speak of, Ralph. Unless you’re gallavanting around and hob knobbing with movie stars one doesn’t need much after they are retired. I have a few nice suit jackets I bought for my two sons when they were in high school. They are so well made they make anything you buy today look crappy. I still wear them.

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    • Maybe I don’t need new clothes as you say Leslie. I agree the quality of clothes is not so high nowadays. BTW you must look stunning in your sons’ jackets πŸ˜‰ lol Ralph xox ❀

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      • You know they really smart looking suit jackets. You can wear them with a dress or pants. I never dreamed that I woud eventually be wearing them.

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      • Wow ! Okay ! You have explained yourself really clearly and I am now on the same wavelength. I bet you do look great in the jackets. πŸ˜€

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  3. Nothing could possibly improve on your current outfit, Ralph, except maybe a hat…or two…at the same time (as you’ve been known to do.)

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    • Heehee. Thank you so much Diana for that. I’m glad there is no hat in this post and not in the previous one πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀

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    • Awww ! Thanks Beth. That’s just what I need. Ralph xox ❀
      (It's 38C today, I'd better not tell her πŸ˜‰ )

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    • Heehee ! Maybe these sexy legs will write a book while the rest of me goes on holiday πŸ˜‰ Mind you, I would rather look at yours πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀


  4. Skinny jeans, hospital gown open in the front, and a small festive skirt that could be worn as a poncho if needed. 8). Then again, I quite like your choice.

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  5. We are very casual in Jimena, Ralph. I have just patched up my distressed cut off jeans shorts (as they were looking a bit too distressed and my husband said I couldn’t go out in them…) So maybe something similar would suit you πŸ˜‰

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    • How distressing Wendy ! I must admit I am not a fan of “The Distressed Look” of clothes or furniture, but if I ever have a change of heart, Jimena here I come ! Have a lovely day. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Ciao Pinuccia. Grazie mille e hanno una bella giornata da soli. Amore Sonic & Samantha. (Gatti di papΓ ). xxx

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  6. Well Ralph, rather smart. I like the idea of looking smart on the top and be dressed casual for after work from the waist down. I should try that….. and just not get up from behind the desk….. πŸ™‚

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    • I like that..,, mullets were business in the front/party in the back. So the modern version: business on top and party…..wait that’s not right, never mind. 8)

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      • The mullet is a hairstyle that is short at the front and sides and long in the back.[1]

        I didn’t think a fashion style should be described as business on top and party on the bottom. lol. πŸ˜‰

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      • #Katie
        Ahhh ! Okaaay ! I’m giving up OOTD and taking up becoming a monk. Sackcloth is so nice and simple πŸ˜€ hehehe

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    • Grazie mille per la tua bella parole Manuela. Mi dispiace di essere stato cosΓ¬ a lungo nel rispondere. Ieri ho avuto il mio appartamento di pulizia, seguito da me andare a fare shopping per la maggior parte della giornata piΓΉ pulito. Questo pomeriggio sto cercando di recuperare il ritardo, rispondendo a tutte le osservazioni e visitare altri blog che hanno effettuato un commento o Γ¨ piaciuto il mio post.
      Nuvoloso, ma caldo qui oggi che Γ¨ bello per me.
      Avere una bella serata il mio amico.
      Ralph xox ❀


  7. Polo shirts! The perfect combo of smart and comfy for a man not working for The Clampdown. Sapphire blue and similar would be perfect with your hair πŸ™‚

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    • Polo shirts ? Okay Karen, but I don’t know where to keep the accessory horse in my apartment πŸ˜‰
      Oh yes, I love wearing blue, but I am not quite old enough to have blue-rinse hair yet πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely day. Ralph xox ❀


  8. That jacket still looks good on you, even if it is over 40 years old. I’m not sure how well it goes with the slippers though – unless you’re planning to stay home alone! lol The top half of the photos make you look quite debonair. The shirts sound like an excellent buy too. But, your usual caual look is always good, and ideal for the weather where you are.
    Be well, Ralph, but keep those comfy-looking slippers for indoor wear. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you for your lovely comment Millie. I have not been out travelling around a lot this year, but hope to make up for that …… but not wearing my slippers. A few old men in this Spanish village do wander around the street wearing them. No different to the women out there in their pyjamas. I must be living in the right place as it’s wacky. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Wacky is good. It means you don’t have to stand on ceremony. I like the idea that you can wander around, dressed in pyjamas, and no one bats an eyelid! Casual is in for me. πŸ™‚

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  9. One of the great things about being retired is you can wear what you are comfortable in and who cares what other people think. Let the teenagers be slaves to the latest fashion.

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    • Now that’s sensible thinking LB. Whatever I am comfy wearing is so true. Ralph xox ❀


  10. I love the look. But we do have to try not to embarrass our cats. Yours have such discerning tastes with you as their role model. Hugs! You are a delight!!

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  12. Dear friend Ralph,

    You are quite the sartorial gent, aren’t you? (Of course, I have no idea what sartorial means, I think it has something to do with being well-dressed.)

    Of course, I would go shopping with you! But, be forewarned, since my latest interest is fitness walking, we would go shopping for some walking shorts for you!


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    • Hello dear Nancy,
      Uh oh ! Walking shorts sounds like something to do with walking which means exercise as you tacked fitness to the walking. Putting a fitness walking DVD into a machine I can do. Now, that IS exercise ! πŸ˜‰ lol
      Lovely comment my friend. I thank you sartorially. Ralph xox ❀

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  13. I suppose I could sacrifice cooking, cleaning, writing, errands, to take you shopping for a dinner and some wine. πŸ™‚ xo

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    • Hi Lumar. Thank you so much. I totally agree. I love colour. Ralph xox ❀


  14. Ah Ralph, Ralph. You are one slick dude. You don’t need any help. But if I took you shopping, I’d buy you a pina colada. 🍹

    p.s. your cats are secretly proud of you.

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    • Awww Julie ! A pina colada from you is worth a day of shopping. Thank you so much. Ralph xox ❀


  15. “Then, of course, there is the more mature lady who has been there, seen it, read the book and slept through the film. I could probably bribe her with a meal and bottle of wine after she has watched her favourite daytime soap on TV”

    Haha! That’s my favourite part!

    Indeed, you have a great sense of style. Maybe you should give me some tips for my next #ootd

    And yesterday you were in my dreams. We were having tea. Shekinah loved S&s? It was a lovely dream

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    • Firstly, Chantal, thank you so much for the reblog. Because of that I have quite a few new visitors. You are so sweet πŸ˜€

      There is absolutely no way I could ever help you with an OOTD as I was winging it. You have your fashion posts drafted perfectly. How can I add to perfection ? πŸ˜€

      Awww ! That’s nice ! Dreaming about us having tea. Sugar ?

      Love to Shekinah from Sonic & Samantha and love from me to you my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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  16. You got awesome style, Ralph. Rock it however you wanna, that’s my motto. (I’m a jeans-and-tshirt kinda person, but I wish I could pull off classy casual like this.) Hubby’s a jeans-and-tshirt kinda guy too, but I wish he’d dress more like this. Minus the shorts, but y’know what I mean, right? *said in best Canuckian accent* LOL

    I hate shopping, even for myself and even online, unless it’s for goodies for my hobbies. Then I never stop, according to hubby. Hehehe. I’d prolly have to get dragged out if anyone wanted my advice on anything. (and I used to work in clothes shops too!)

    (BTW Here via Chantal’s WP blog. :D)

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    • Hello kyungsuyah πŸ˜€
      Thank you for visiting from Chantal’s blog. It was so sweet of her to reblog this post. Anyway, welcome !
      I must agree with you when you say (roughly) “whatever rocks your boat”. I don’t have any jeans, but do have a few t-shirts. If you are both comfortable in them then what the heck πŸ˜€
      I am also not a fan of shopping. I usually know what I want and I am in and out……fast !
      Have a lovely week. Ralph xox ❀


      • A man after me own heart. That’s how I am too, and it irritates me when I have to wait and wait for everyone else to look thru the entire shop (or it feels like it to me) and either not get anything, or get one thing and that’s it. It’s like…if you know what you want, go get it, and move on. Life’s too short to spend it shopping. LOL (another motto hehe)
        *thumbs up* (btw, in reply to your comment, I did look and found a Singer centre in the city, but when I went, they wanted a fortune for a replacement. They did say if I brought the original in, they would see what they could do, but I have to wait until I get paid for that… It DOES need replacing eventually tho, since that machine is not actually mine. It came with the house…)

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      • πŸ˜€ That’s true. Life is too short to spend it shopping. Sorry to hear that the pedal is so expensive to replace, possibly a friend who is an electrician could fix it for you.


  17. I loved how great you look, Ralph. I enjoy a man in a jacket and white shirt! I also enjoyed the animals’ voices. They are so cute and the stories they could tell. Your take on this was fun!

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    • Hello Robin πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Lovely words ! Ralph xox ❀


    • Oh dear, Tim. This is a forestry Work & Safety issue. You MUST wear your superhero orange day-glo underwear with Christmas lights in them-there woods for laying on the ground (still wearing them) as a helicopter landing pad, or for pinpoint accurate water bombing during the day, or to use the lights for parachutists to find you at night. Try Walmart, row C, section F. You learn a lot on my blog πŸ˜‰ heehee Ralph πŸ˜€

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      • I hope they are made of fire resistant Nomex fabric as per the California Penal Code. Otherwise, un-natural petroleum based fabrics may melted onto my nether regions when I’m burned to death in a raging wildfire. That just would be acceptable.

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      • Heck ! Can’t have that ! The heat is on to find you new equipment Tim. Hot from research labs. Thrust a 1 litre bottle down the front, so when it melts your never-regions will be doused and saved. The rest of you …….. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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  18. I would go shopping for you! I think you could do with some Hawaiian shorts to spruce up your (indeed) very smart jacket.

    I love utility in fashion! Appreciating your work to leisure transition. πŸ˜›

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      • Okay. I’ll just find out when the next bus from Europe to Honolulu leaves. Should only take an hour to get there πŸ˜‰


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    Buna dimineata prieteni dragi ! Va doresc sa aveti o zi asa cum o doriti fiecare,frumoasa,fara stres,cu multa pofta de viata !Pupici !
    Good morning, dear friends! I want to have one day as we want every beautiful, stress-free, with plenty of zest for life! Kisses!

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    • VΔƒ mulΘ›umesc foarte mult pentru pozele minunate Ileana. Sper cΔƒ ai o duminicΔƒ frumoasΔƒ. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀

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  20. Okay… Here it is!
    Half of what I do is shop. Shop, shop, shop for actors & productions all day.My days are at least 14 hours long. As you know I am currently designing a series, so that is why I have not seen this post before now. I am out shopping!
    If anyone can shop for someone…it’s me.
    So, let’s start from the cats. Purr, and yawn.
    Your look needs a complete makeover. As they say in the biz….He’ll need a re-shop!
    Soooo, I’m thinking … The jacket can work effortlessly with a dark shirt, dark pants & darker sunglasses.
    You’ll need a cross shoulder bag & some surprise… a pop of color or ..wait… I have it.
    A scarf, you’ll need a fabulous scarf to tie it all together!
    Ah, it’s simply marvelous, darling!
    xoxoxoxo ❀ <#<##>#>~~~ :d *&^%$#@!

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    • Hi Resa πŸ˜€
      I am so excited about being re-shopped, or maybe in my case, re-stored. Yes, I agree, a complete makeover is a must as I have nothing dark to wear, everything has light colours; with out-of-date (expired sell-by-date) clothes and yours truly. This is a mission impossible. Should you choose to accept, act now, as I will self destruct in 5 seconds…….4……..3……..
      You are also simply marvellous darling
      xoxoxoxo ❀ (heck !) ~~~ :d *&^%$#@! ⭐

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      • This is Mission Impossible Control. Holding at T minus 2 due to OOTD malfunction and shopping delay. Our expert, Resa, will dress to kill, whenever ! πŸ˜‰
        xoxoxox ❀ ⭐ ❀ ⭐ ❀


  21. Great outfit!

    I have nominated you for a 3 quotes challenge, but I don’t want you to accept the challenge if you don’t want to.

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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    • Thank you so much Masgautsen for your outfit comment. Although your nomination is lovely I must decline due to laziness πŸ˜‰
      Thank you, it’s an okay weekend, about to rain heavily. I hope your Sunday is better.
      Ralph xox ❀

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  22. Well Ralph, so much to say so little time, but I’ll make a start:
    1) you definitely need to buy some more clothes after the routine with the hat!
    2) thank goodness this post was suitable to be reading in MacDonalds. You could consider adding a warning “may contain images which some viewers could find disturbing” to your more risquΓ© output.
    3) a shell suit is a complete outfit but if you have a hoody you could of course combine it with the low rise jeans, as long as your pants are still on display when viewed from behind…
    More another time πŸ˜€ TTS x

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    • Oh wow TTS. What a long comment and I gather from it you still haven’t got over my hat only post. Thank you so much for your suggestions which I will ponder over for many an hour, or a couple of seconds πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely week. Ralph xox ❀

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      • I detect Ralph that you are trying to get a rise out of the the ladies, suggesting that we enjoy spending time with diapers and that we might be inclined to spend the day in a wine bar with a credit card that is not our own – scurrilous. Some of us enjoy Radio 4, a day at a museum or an evening in with a good book and a supply of decaf earl grey.

        On relationships – we all bring “stuff” to a new relationship whether that is a serious aversion to ABBA, an inability to read instructions or a spotty teenager. I guess honesty and early disclosure is the way to go and of course there are always some non negotiable issues including an allergy to cats πŸ˜€

        I have been trying to think of the pit falls of clothes shopping with a partner. Picture the scene, you are doing a twirl outside the changing rooms in a cool ensemble which you think is just the thing and your partner says:

        A) “If you were a bit taller you could carry that off” 😦
        B) “Isn’t that a bit young for you?” : ((
        C) “Don’t they have it in a bigger size?” :@ “Hmm, you could keep it until you’ve lost weight!” :@ Realistically this isn’t going to happen to you.
        D) Following any of the above if you were sufficiently enraged you could come to blows and end up cooling off in a Spanish police cell.

        Was there a prize for the most imaginative answer??

        Oh and I’m liking the bluefish way t-shirt and the classy work jacket : D

        It’s been a challenging day of mindfulness so I our correspondence has added some light to the day!

        Have a good week : D

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      • I surrender ! You win the Bluefish Way ⭐ prize for the longest and most imaginary comment TTS. There is nothing tangible, but you do win. We have a winner ! πŸ˜€

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  23. I am not a fan of shopping. But – I would sacrifice & go shopping with you. When I go shopping now – I love taking my 10 year old daughter. She enjoys shopping & keeps the task tolerable. She’s great company too – cute & funny.
    As for what clothes I would choose for you – it’s all about comfort. So- would have to go with light tropical wear for the hotter days & comfy lined tops & bottoms for the chilly days.
    But – what do I really know? I hate shopping. πŸ˜›

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  24. Sorry, Ralph. I hate shopping. You’d have to go alone, although I think your clever cats could be bribed to go with you. I wonder what they would choose for you? πŸ˜‰

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    • Ah ! My cats had already chosen an outfit for me in the previous post to this one Gallivanta. πŸ˜€ Ralph xox ❀

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  25. HI Ralph – thanks for popping by my blog – I found yours and your cats remind me of Raymond Briggs Father Xmas – cannot add link here as too long, but I am sure you remember those images. Anyhow – once you are retired you get to wear whatever you like – Really once
    Retired you are
    Robing selections
    If you don’t believe me read the poem on maturity by Jenny http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/warning/ …. no you are not old – you are free!!!!


    • Hi Polianthus πŸ˜€ I just love the initial letters and your take on them. I have read the poem, funny and true. Have a great week. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Hi Ralph – glad – I love that poem – I aspire to it, although sadly in day to day non retired interactions the desire to sit on the pavement eating peanut butter and responding with “whatevs” to comments of passersby belongs to a distinctly alternate reality..(unless employed by the theater..)

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  26. Dear lubblie Ralph, this is the world’s best OOTD post! πŸ™‚ Your outfit is perfect. Next time you go to the New Yokr Fashion Week with me. I am sure the streetstyle photographers will love you. πŸ˜‰ Or maybe you will walk on the runway. πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for this fantastic post.
    Your cats are lovely as always.
    XOXO Julia ❀

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    • Hello bubbly lubbly πŸ˜€ What a lovely comment. I don’t know if I will do another OOTD post, but I may one day when I pluck up courage to have another go. I would love to see a fashion show with you, but not on an airport runway. lol.
      I am so pleased that you enjoyed this post Julia and my cats are purring over your words about them.
      Ralph xoxox ❀


  27. Ooh you’re looking very good Ralph, and I don’t think that you need other clothes, maybe only new trousers, some in light green and beige for this summer and than we can immediately buy also some lovely polo’s ! when shall we start ?? πŸ™‚

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    • Wow ! Coming from you Serach, my new fashion consultant, that’s brilliant. Starting now ! Ralph xox ❀

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