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So last week we got hit by the "Beast from the east", a weather front of heavy snow that gripped the UK with icy claws for the whole week. Tracy, Rose, and Jake had to cancel their trip to Scotland as the train service was knocked out for most of the week.

A quiet land

Noah had half the week off school and I ended up working from home, as a result. We finally managed to play a session of Amazing Adventures. I used Magiporr as the setting.

And also, progress on the Shamreyev.


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