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Arts Centre Makete until 4pm today. Its a bit rainy but perfect weather for cheese.

It is always the perfect weather for cheese

2 weeks ago   ·  3
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There’s no bad weather for cheese !! Don’t think that’s grammatically correct 😂😂

1 week ago   ·  1
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My mouth is watering !

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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The bakers at Vic's Vic's Bakehouse, opposite our new shop, have made brilliant bread for longer than we have sold cheese. Graham, the owner, was one of the first people to introduce himself when we started 20 years ago and Martin baked nights with him at his newly opened cafe on Victoria St long before we had our first shop. His breads were properly fermented and delicious, at a time when sourdoughs and crusty flavourful loaves were difficult to find. His current bakers, including Leona @kaleona, continue to make gorgeous bread and we look forward to joining with them to make bread and Eccles cakes for our new place. Pictured is one of Leona's 100% wholemeal/white spelt sourdoughs made this morning and a small batch of Eccles cakes. ... See MoreSee Less

The bakers at Vics Vics Bakehouse, opposite our new shop, have made brilliant bread for longer than we have sold cheese. Graham, the owner, was one of the first people to introduce himself when we started 20 years ago and Martin baked nights with him at his newly opened cafe on Victoria St long before we had our first shop. His breads were properly fermented and delicious, at a time when sourdoughs and crusty flavourful loaves were difficult to find. His current bakers, including Leona @kaleona, continue to make gorgeous bread and we look forward to joining with them to make bread and Eccles cakes for our new place. Pictured is one of Leonas 100% wholemeal/white spelt sourdoughs made this morning and a small batch of Eccles cakes.

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Can't wait for you to open Martin. My favourite bakery and my favourite cheesemongers only a 5 min drive through the tunnel. Thank you universe for bringing Canterbury Cheesemongers to Ferrymead 💕

1 week ago
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Mount Eliza CheeseBread and cheese heaven is nearer than you think in Christchurch. 🎺🎺🎺

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I remember Martin being at Vics cafe all those years ago and talking about opeing his cheese shop. We were customers (albeit intermittent) right from the word go. Christchurch feels more complete to have Canterbury Cheesemongers and Vics Bakehouse working together again.

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Where are you and when are you opening please?

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Jens Alexandra Foerstmann

2 weeks ago
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Wholemeal sourdough is not common but is so so wonderful. Plus this way you can buy bread without plastic!!

1 week ago
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Your Eccles are the best!

2 weeks ago   ·  2
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I have tried Martin’s Eccles cakes and they are the absolute best 👍🏼

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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I cannot wait for the return of the Eccles cakes! (And of course the cheese)

2 weeks ago
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I soooo miss your eccles cakes

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Excellent!

2 weeks ago
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Penny Walker Eccles Cakes!!!!

2 weeks ago
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Love me them eccles cakes

2 weeks ago
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Clinton Deane eccles cakes!😍😍

2 weeks ago
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Change of plans, not at the Arts Centre Market today - scared off by the prospect of howling southerlies. If you had planned to buy cheese email cheesemongers@xtra.co.nz or text me 021 048 4283 and I will drop it off at your place. Marvelous painting by Tom Watt - 'Cheese Seller' (2008) ... See MoreSee Less

Change of plans, not at the Arts Centre Market today - scared off by the prospect of howling southerlies. If you had planned to buy cheese email cheesemongers@xtra.co.nz or text me 021 048 4283 and I will drop it off at your place. Marvelous painting by Tom Watt - Cheese Seller (2008)

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Currently imagining the tinkling sounds of greensleeves and running outside not to find Mr Whippy but Mr Cheesey! Omg mobile cheese to your door, how amazing would that be 😉

4 weeks ago   ·  2
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What a beautiful painting!

3 weeks ago
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Omg too busy @ work Need “old John” to fetch and deliver Ciabatta????

3 weeks ago

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Sophie Dobson love this picture 😍

4 weeks ago

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I cannot in all honesty say I planned to venture out but I love the cheese delivery idea. Especially if the van came and I could choose in the moment. How bout neighbour hood hub spots, ours could be the Bicycle Thief.

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I looked for you! 🙁

3 weeks ago

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Love love that painting!

3 weeks ago
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That’s what I call service! Thanks team

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Was just about to brave the weather, but front door service sounds better! Champion 👍🏻

4 weeks ago
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Mount Eliza CheeseLove that painting xx

4 weeks ago
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The picture of cheese being delivered to your house? 🤣

4 weeks ago

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Love the idea of a cheese hub. And the tinkling sound of the cheese van...

4 weeks ago
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Wow, that is going above and beyond.

4 weeks ago
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Fantastic service

4 weeks ago
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Bronwen and Francis Percival in 'Reinventing the Wheel' declare that their favourite cheeses come from makers "who operate as closely as possible to the idea of a dairy permaculture". In simple terms, these are folks - farmers/cheesemakers - who use whatever they have and rely little on bringing stuff in, whether that be feed, fertilizer, milk or starter cultures. Think Biddy Fraser-Davies, the much missed Eketahuna cheesemaker who made magnificent raw milk cheese using her wits and the barest minimum of external inputs.
This Sunday sees the judging for the NZ Cheese Awards and some of our favourites - the ones in the photo, from Mt Eliza, Thorvald, Kaikoura Cheese Company, Mahoe, Evansdale, Whitestone, Meyer, Karikaas, Cranky Goat, Blue River - will be available from our van at the weekend markets. Just like Biddy, there is a growing band of NZ cheesemakers who see small scale, sustainable, holistic methods as the way to go. Btw, the weather is forecast to be terrible so wrap-up well and come and try some proper NZ cheese.
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Bronwen and Francis Percival in Reinventing the Wheel declare that their favourite cheeses come from makers who operate as closely as possible to the idea of a dairy permaculture. In simple terms, these are folks - farmers/cheesemakers - who use whatever they have and rely little on bringing stuff in, whether that be feed, fertilizer, milk or starter cultures. Think Biddy Fraser-Davies, the much missed Eketahuna cheesemaker who made magnificent raw milk cheese using her wits and the barest minimum of external inputs. 
This Sunday sees the judging for the NZ Cheese Awards and some of our favourites - the ones in the photo, from Mt Eliza, Thorvald, Kaikoura Cheese Company, Mahoe, Evansdale, Whitestone, Meyer, Karikaas, Cranky Goat, Blue River - will be available from our van at the weekend markets. Just like Biddy, there is a growing band of NZ cheesemakers who see small scale, sustainable, holistic methods as the way to go.  Btw, the weather is forecast to be terrible so wrap-up well and come and try some proper NZ  cheese.

Timmi Lewis

4 weeks ago
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Alesha Woods 😋

4 weeks ago
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New shop and storeroom to go with our little van. At number 3 Settlers Crescent, Ferrymead - opposite Vics bakehouse. Open soon! ... See MoreSee Less

New shop and storeroom to go with our little van. At number 3 Settlers Crescent, Ferrymead - opposite Vics bakehouse. Open soon!

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Which cheese is made backwards?

4 weeks ago
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Fantastic news!

4 weeks ago
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Can't wait work is on the same street look out!

4 weeks ago
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Thomas Taylor Vic's focaccia and killer cheese in one swoop 🤩

4 weeks ago   ·  4
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Wahoo - so pleased to see and hear this news, looking forward to coming to the new shop 🙂

4 weeks ago
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Yay!! Well done. Will check it out soon.

4 weeks ago
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Great to hear looking forward to visiting you in your new premises soon

4 weeks ago
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ECCLES CAKES!!!!!

4 weeks ago   ·  2

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Wishing you well with your new site.

4 weeks ago
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Jo Pearce make sure dad knows where he needs to go for his cheese 🤗

4 weeks ago
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Yesssss! Old John will be your first customer Will you do the breads?

4 weeks ago
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Timmi Lewis Rae Limmer cheese night long overdue 🧀🧀🧀🧀

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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OMG did someone say cheese AND Eccles cakes!! Yay yay yay. I’ll wait for open day 👏👏👏

4 weeks ago   ·  1

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Ooh, walking distance! Marvellous news.

4 weeks ago
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How exciting. Looking forward to this.

4 weeks ago
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Awesome we will have to come for a drive when you open.

4 weeks ago   ·  1
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Fairly close to work! See you soon 😊

4 weeks ago
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Out there all the time!!

4 weeks ago
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Fantastic news

4 weeks ago
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This is the BEST news!

4 weeks ago
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Walking distance. Yes!

4 weeks ago
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Can't wait...missing those amazing pork pies.

4 weeks ago
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It’s going to be a wonderful new home for the shop. Can’t wait!

4 weeks ago
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Great to have you back!!

4 weeks ago
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Great news

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Be the best cheesemaker you can! David Asher @theblacksheepschool the farmstead cheesemaker and educator from Canada is here in New Zealand. His celebrated book, published 4 years ago, was a clarion call for cheesemakers to adopt more natural and sustainable practices. He is running a 5 day intensive course at the wonderful Preserved Cook School and Eatery in Diamond Harbour - from 4th to 8th February. Places are still available and would be suitable for serious home and professional cheesemakers, as well as chefs and cheesemongers. Contact Anna and John at 03 329 4465. Please spread the word. ... See MoreSee Less

Be the best cheesemaker you can! David Asher @theblacksheepschool the farmstead cheesemaker and educator from Canada is here in New Zealand. His celebrated book, published 4 years ago, was a clarion call for cheesemakers to adopt more natural and sustainable practices. He is running a 5 day intensive course at the wonderful Preserved Cook School and Eatery in Diamond Harbour - from 4th to 8th February. Places are still available and would be suitable for serious home and professional cheesemakers, as well as chefs and cheesemongers. Contact Anna and John at 03 329 4465. Please spread the word.

Market Update for this coming weekend: We will be at the Christchurch Farmers Market tomorrow as normal but will miss this weeks Arts Centre Makete on Sunday. This change is for one week only, while the Buskers Festival plays in market square. The market tomorrow opens at 9am but we are usually up and running by 8.15 for folks who want to shop early. And the cheese will be lovely! ... See MoreSee Less

Market Update for this coming weekend: We will be at the Christchurch Farmers Market tomorrow as normal but will miss this weeks Arts Centre Makete on Sunday. This change is for one week only,  while the Buskers Festival plays in market square. The market tomorrow opens at 9am but we are usually up and running by 8.15 for folks who want to shop early. And the cheese will be lovely!

Old place new place....getting there slowly, Settlers Crescent. ... See MoreSee Less

Old place new place....getting there slowly, Settlers Crescent.

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Oh yes!!! Glad to see you know where all the cheese-aholics hang out Martin. Welcome to our hood Martin.

2 months ago
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Janina Schenckflöckchen

2 months ago

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Olivia, Luke, Janina, Mel, good news! And don't say you already knew

2 months ago   ·  2

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Cheeses, that’s great news...

2 months ago
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OMG that's my street for work! Best news! 🧀🧀🧀 Darren check this out whoop whoop!

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Yay. Welcome to the neighborhood. Michele Fairbairn I see a catch up here in our future.

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Omg I can smell the Ecceles cake and Colton Bassett Shropshire Blue

2 months ago   ·  3
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Liz Oliver Catherine Conway

2 months ago   ·  1
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Shailesh Patel

2 months ago   ·  1
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Please will you make Eccles cakes?

2 months ago
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Can’t wait.

2 months ago   ·  1
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Promising address. A more settling time ahead.

2 months ago   ·  1
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So excited to see the new place. Our Christmas cheese was delicious, thanks. Hoping you’ll be making cheese straws again? Madeleines?

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Rose I am sure this is even closer :$

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So pleased to see this update, we miss you!

2 months ago   ·  1
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Great to see you back up and going again Martin.

2 months ago
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Is that in Woolston?

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Yippee! The world’s a better place now..,

2 months ago   ·  1
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Where us Settlers Crescent?

2 months ago
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Excellent! Much easier for us to get to you

2 months ago
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New beginnings! Good to know the Eccles Cakes & Lancashire have a more permanent home.

2 months ago   ·  1
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yay. though I did read this as 'old face new place'....sorry Martin x

2 months ago

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Congratulations ... old John will have to be my courier cheese and ciabatta pigeon! Well done !

2 months ago
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Oiiiiii! Can’t wait. 🧀 😊

2 months ago
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This is a portrait of Colston Bassett Stilton by @mikegeno.com. At the Christchurch Farmers Market and the Arts Centre Makete this coming weekend we will have proper Stilton and proper Kirkham's Lancashire and gorgeous Meyer Gouda and raw milk French Brie and Normandy Camembert and Cartwheel Coppermine and Cranky Goats and Thorvald Devotion and Mahoe Edam and quirky Blue Monkey and Evansdale Farmhouse and Spanish Manchego and a dozen or so more. Both markets will no doubt be bustling but rest assured the cheeses you take home for Christmas will be magnificent, some of the best in the world. ... See MoreSee Less

This is a portrait of Colston Bassett Stilton by @mikegeno.com. At the Christchurch Farmers Market and the Arts Centre Makete this coming weekend we will have proper Stilton and proper Kirkhams Lancashire and gorgeous Meyer Gouda and raw milk French Brie and Normandy Camembert and Cartwheel Coppermine and Cranky Goats and Thorvald Devotion and Mahoe Edam and quirky Blue Monkey and Evansdale Farmhouse and Spanish Manchego and a dozen or so more. Both markets will no doubt be bustling but rest assured the cheeses you take home for Christmas will be magnificent, some of the best in the world.

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Yum

3 months ago
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Mmmmmmmmmm

3 months ago
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Jackie Jones

3 months ago
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Simon Falloon yuuumm stilton

3 months ago   ·  1
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I can’t wait to get my Lancashire Cheese today from my order! 💕

3 months ago
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Sally Benjamin Pretty

3 months ago
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Mmmm... Kirhams Lancashire Cheese! Iris Linda x

3 months ago
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See you Saturday Martin

3 months ago
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Here's a picture of the best Stilton in the world from Colston Bassett Dairy to remind everybody that the last day for placing mail orders and Christchurch home deliveries is next Monday, 17th December. Full Xmas information is on our website www.cheesemongers.co.nz/christmas-2018-information/ ... See MoreSee Less

Heres a picture of the best Stilton in the world from Colston Bassett Dairy to remind everybody that the last day for placing mail orders and Christchurch home deliveries is next Monday, 17th December. Full Xmas information is on our website http://www.cheesemongers.co.nz/christmas-2018-information/

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What markets do you attend?

3 months ago
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Yum

3 months ago
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Diana

3 months ago
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Kathy Keighley, cheese!

3 months ago
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Ruairi Dickson gotta get some cheese surely

3 months ago
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Mum, have you got plenty of cheese in for Christmas? Alison Boxley

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Daggi Goeke

3 months ago

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Henry Bersani Oliver Bersani Milena Pascuzzi contribution to xmas?

3 months ago
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Ewen Robertson!!

3 months ago

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