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Today was a day that I will never forget. 26 hours in New Zealand meeting some extraordinary people, including one of the people I admire most - @jacindaardern. As Prime Minister, I have been so inspired by her definition of leadership - one that has embodied kindness, empathy and humanity. I first met Prime Minister Ardern in January in the corridors of Davos where she generously facilitated my curiosity (and fawning) but this year also brought us together on the cover of @britishvogue and today in Wellington, New Zealand. .
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in today’s meeting, we spoke about the power of human stories and experiences to move people and politics. We discussed the work that New Zealand is undertaking to develop policies in accessibility, and how in moments of crisis, she relies on her humanity and instincts to make decisions. Thank you Prime Minister for your time, wisdom and questions. .
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[Image descriptions: Three images of me and Prime Minister Ardern, the first is of the two of us standing at her office’s reception desk. We’re framed by the flags of the All Blacks and Ireland’s rugby team as we approach next week’s World Cup match. The second is a closer photo of us sitting in the PM’s office and the third is of us in discussion, gesticulating wildly, whilst I’m probably telling her that me, her, AOC, Ilhan, Samantha Power, Nicola Sturgeon and some other extraordinary women should go for dinner. Thank you for a magical day, @irelandinnz.].

Today was a day that I will never forget. 26 hours in New Zealand meeting some extraordinary people, including one of the people I admire most - @jacindaardern. As Prime Minister, I have been so inspired by her definition of leadership - one that has embodied kindness, empathy and humanity. I first met Prime Minister Ardern in January in the corridors of Davos where she generously facilitated my curiosity (and fawning) but this year also brought us together on the cover of @britishvogue and today in Wellington, New Zealand. . . in today’s meeting, we spoke about the power of human stories and experiences to move people and politics. We discussed the work that New Zealand is undertaking to develop policies in accessibility, and how in moments of crisis, she relies on her humanity and instincts to make decisions. Thank you Prime Minister for your time, wisdom and questions. . . [Image descriptions: Three images of me and Prime Minister Ardern, the first is of the two of us standing at her office’s reception desk. We’re framed by the flags of the All Blacks and Ireland’s rugby team as we approach next week’s World Cup match. The second is a closer photo of us sitting in the PM’s office and the third is of us in discussion, gesticulating wildly, whilst I’m probably telling her that me, her, AOC, Ilhan, Samantha Power, Nicola Sturgeon and some other extraordinary women should go for dinner. Thank you for a magical day, @irelandinnz. ] ...

Made two new friends on my final day in Brisbane. Could not be more delighted. .
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[Image description: In the middle of @lonepinekoala, a sanctuary for koalas, kangaroos, wombats and more, I’m feeding two kangaroos - simultaneously. They were pretty enthusiastic but I might have been deliriously excited... my facial expression hints to the fact that I’d quite like to stay in Lone Pine forever. Thank you for a wonderful day, @graemecaplenblack.].

Made two new friends on my final day in Brisbane. Could not be more delighted. . . [Image description: In the middle of @lonepinekoala , a sanctuary for koalas, kangaroos, wombats and more, I’m feeding two kangaroos - simultaneously. They were pretty enthusiastic but I might have been deliriously excited... my facial expression hints to the fact that I’d quite like to stay in Lone Pine forever. Thank you for a wonderful day, @graemecaplenblack. ] ...

play_circle_filled “I think often we underestimate how much we matter. The world would not be the same without us. There would be a void, be it big or small. And I think often, we don't think we have an impact. But each of us really, truly does.” .
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Over the past month, @Instagram has been my shadow as we have travelled from Los Angeles, to London, to Milan and to Dublin. October is a special month for many reasons; it is both Dwarfism Awareness Month and also a month in which we reflect on bullying and the ways in which it shapes all of our lives. .
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Today is World Mental Health day, I’m so honoured that my #Advocates collaboration with @Instagram and @TeenVogue goes live. It speaks on the power of visibility and language, how sustainable change takes time, how we each have a responsibility to be allies and to advocate for each other, the importance of kindness, and how design, education and empathy are the tools we need to change the world. .
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There are so many people to thank for this video. Firstly, @hannahcecille, @keziahquarcoo and @caseybeuno. To @instagram, @teenvogue, @lapubliclibrary, @vamuseum, @victoriabeckham, @gucci, @thecommsstore, @paralosninosorg, @lemonadamedia, @nationalmuseumsofscotland, @carolinesleiman, @caitni and to my brother and sisters who permitted our childhood photos being shown to an audience of 313 million....

“I think often we underestimate how much we matter. The world would not be the same without us. There would be a void, be it big or small. And I think often, we don't think we have an impact. But each of us really, truly does.” . . Over the past month, @Instagram has been my shadow as we have travelled from Los Angeles, to London, to Milan and to Dublin. October is a special month for many reasons; it is both Dwarfism Awareness Month and also a month in which we reflect on bullying and the ways in which it shapes all of our lives. . . Today is World Mental Health day, I’m so honoured that my #Advocates collaboration with @Instagram and @TeenVogue goes live. It speaks on the power of visibility and language, how sustainable change takes time, how we each have a responsibility to be allies and to advocate for each other, the importance of kindness, and how design, education and empathy are the tools we need to change the world. . . There are so many people to thank for this video. Firstly, @hannahcecille , @keziahquarcoo and @caseybeuno. To @instagram , @teenvogue , @lapubliclibrary , @vamuseum , @victoriabeckham , @gucci , @thecommsstore , @paralosninosorg , @lemonadamedia , @nationalmuseumsofscotland , @carolinesleiman , @caitni and to my brother and sisters who permitted our childhood photos being shown to an audience of 313 million... ...

I’ve spent quite a portion of this year travelling with @lemonadamedia to meet extraordinary people to talk honestly about what it’s like to live in their bodies. My new podcast, ‘As Me with Sinéad’ premieres on October 24th but today, the official trailer launches on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and wherever you get your podcasts. .
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This show is about breaking down the walls of perfection that we each perform, to honour the humanity and lived experiences of all of us. I truly believe that if we can allow ourselves to be vulnerable, share the experiences that make us feel alone, not only will it help us to all understand what it’s like to BE someone else, but it’ll bridge the isolation and the loneliness that we often each feel. .
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These conversations aren’t simply fascinating. They will change the world. .
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Subscribe and download the trailer today (link in bio) to hear from @rizahmed, @curtisleejamie, @ruthmadeley, @radhikajones, @tranterjustin and @victoriabeckham about what it’s like to live as them. .
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[Image description: A photograph of me smirking to the lens. I’m wearing a yellow floral @prada silk dress and a @shopredone leather jacket. My hands are in my pocket and my facial expression says: ‘you should subscribe to my podcast’. The text on the image reads, ‘As Me with Sinéad premieres October 24th’.].

I’ve spent quite a portion of this year travelling with @lemonadamedia to meet extraordinary people to talk honestly about what it’s like to live in their bodies. My new podcast, ‘As Me with Sinéad’ premieres on October 24th but today, the official trailer launches on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and wherever you get your podcasts. . . This show is about breaking down the walls of perfection that we each perform, to honour the humanity and lived experiences of all of us. I truly believe that if we can allow ourselves to be vulnerable, share the experiences that make us feel alone, not only will it help us to all understand what it’s like to BE someone else, but it’ll bridge the isolation and the loneliness that we often each feel. . . These conversations aren’t simply fascinating. They will change the world. . . Subscribe and download the trailer today (link in bio) to hear from @rizahmed , @curtisleejamie , @ruthmadeley , @radhikajones , @tranterjustin and @victoriabeckham about what it’s like to live as them. . . [Image description: A photograph of me smirking to the lens. I’m wearing a yellow floral @prada silk dress and a @shopredone leather jacket. My hands are in my pocket and my facial expression says: ‘you should subscribe to my podcast’. The text on the image reads, ‘As Me with Sinéad premieres October 24th’.] ...

Last night marked @irishtatler’s 19th annual Women of the Year Awards and I was incredibly honoured and so very humbled to be chosen by a panel of esteemed judges as the Overall Woman of the Year. Thank you so much, @irishtatler. .
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In my speech, I said: “I was born in 1990, the year Mary Robinson became the first female President of Ireland. In her acceptance speech, she said that she was elected by the women of Ireland who didn’t just rock the cradle, they rocked the system. As we, the women of Ireland, continue to build a new system we must not reinforce the cycles of oppression and exclusion that has characterised our past and present. We must be firm in advocating that trans rights are human rights, that all spaces and places are accessible, that Direct Provision can never be a solution to immigration and that for women’s reproductive rights (along with marriage equality), the North must be next. And that’s just the beginning.” .
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Thank you so much to the extraordinary @clarewaightkeller and her incredible team (including @lamarquisette and @sarahgoetzsalomon) at @givenchyofficial for this spectacular custom couture gown and cape. It was armour that helped me to feel brave, despite having very nervous hands.
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[Image description: Three images of me standing in front of a marble backdrop. I’m holding my beautiful Tipperary Crystal trophy which is engraved with my name and the title of my award. I’m wearing an exceptional black floor-length gown with three quarter length sleeves and a hand-embroidered white cape that squares at the shoulders and makes me feel like Brienne of Tarth. My hair is curled and my eye shadow is smokey thanks to @chloedeburca and @victoriabeckhambeauty.].

Last night marked @irishtatler ’s 19th annual Women of the Year Awards and I was incredibly honoured and so very humbled to be chosen by a panel of esteemed judges as the Overall Woman of the Year. Thank you so much, @irishtatler. . . In my speech, I said: “I was born in 1990, the year Mary Robinson became the first female President of Ireland. In her acceptance speech, she said that she was elected by the women of Ireland who didn’t just rock the cradle, they rocked the system. As we, the women of Ireland, continue to build a new system we must not reinforce the cycles of oppression and exclusion that has characterised our past and present. We must be firm in advocating that trans rights are human rights, that all spaces and places are accessible, that Direct Provision can never be a solution to immigration and that for women’s reproductive rights (along with marriage equality), the North must be next. And that’s just the beginning.” . . Thank you so much to the extraordinary @clarewaightkeller and her incredible team (including @lamarquisette and @sarahgoetzsalomon ) at @givenchyofficial for this spectacular custom couture gown and cape. It was armour that helped me to feel brave, despite having very nervous hands. . . [Image description: Three images of me standing in front of a marble backdrop. I’m holding my beautiful Tipperary Crystal trophy which is engraved with my name and the title of my award. I’m wearing an exceptional black floor-length gown with three quarter length sleeves and a hand-embroidered white cape that squares at the shoulders and makes me feel like Brienne of Tarth. My hair is curled and my eye shadow is smokey thanks to @chloedeburca and @victoriabeckhambeauty. ] ...

One week ago, I turned twenty nine years old but the best parts of the past twelve months have happened because I’ve been surrounded by people who make me think, who make me question the world around me, who are kind beyond measure and who compliment me when I wear a dress that has sleeves akin to an accordion. For my 29th year, I want to reflect these characteristics on to others. The more accordion sleeves, the better. .
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[Image description: Standing in a hotel room ahead of the #GucciSS20 show, I’ve positioned myself close to a glass table with an enormous bunch of flowers on top (in the foreground of the image), and a lamp, sofa, painting and orchid plant (in the background). I’m wearing a spectacular @Gucci dress by @alessandro_michele from the most recent Gucci Cruise collection. It is long-sleeved, with a high neck and 70s accentuated collar. The sleeves and skirt are pleated whilst the overall fabric is checkered in vibrant red, maroon, green, blue, yellow and aquamarine. A matching belt cinches my waist. My hair is slicked back with hair clips still in... and I’m employing a facial expression that hints to the fact that I want to accomplish and learn a *lot* this year. Get ready. She ready.].

One week ago, I turned twenty nine years old but the best parts of the past twelve months have happened because I’ve been surrounded by people who make me think, who make me question the world around me, who are kind beyond measure and who compliment me when I wear a dress that has sleeves akin to an accordion. For my 29th year, I want to reflect these characteristics on to others. The more accordion sleeves, the better. . . [Image description: Standing in a hotel room ahead of the #GucciSS20 show, I’ve positioned myself close to a glass table with an enormous bunch of flowers on top (in the foreground of the image), and a lamp, sofa, painting and orchid plant (in the background). I’m wearing a spectacular @Gucci dress by @alessandro_michele from the most recent Gucci Cruise collection. It is long-sleeved, with a high neck and 70s accentuated collar. The sleeves and skirt are pleated whilst the overall fabric is checkered in vibrant red, maroon, green, blue, yellow and aquamarine. A matching belt cinches my waist. My hair is slicked back with hair clips still in... and I’m employing a facial expression that hints to the fact that I want to accomplish and learn a *lot* this year. Get ready. She ready.] ...

I’m not quite sure how this happened, but we shared a wonderful conversation about all of the things in the world that we wish could be redesigned: we touched on how great it would be if zips were at the side or front of dresses, we imagined a world where we could use radio mics without wearing belts or clipping it to our bras and we look forward to the era of newly designed knickers - because your waist measurement rarely equates to your hips. .
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[Image description: Stick with me, I almost don’t believe this myself... and I was there. At the @victoriabeckham show, I’m sat beside Dame @helenmirren. Yes, that Helen Mirren. She’s wearing a reptile print shirt and pleated skirt with a burgundy diameter down the centre of the shirt and surrounding the cuffs and collar. I’m wearing a similar, if not the same silhouette in white silk with black polka dots. I’m clutching a fawn grey leather purse. Both wearing red lipstick, both wearing @victoriabeckham.].

I’m not quite sure how this happened, but we shared a wonderful conversation about all of the things in the world that we wish could be redesigned: we touched on how great it would be if zips were at the side or front of dresses, we imagined a world where we could use radio mics without wearing belts or clipping it to our bras and we look forward to the era of newly designed knickers - because your waist measurement rarely equates to your hips. . . [Image description: Stick with me, I almost don’t believe this myself... and I was there. At the @victoriabeckham show, I’m sat beside Dame @helenmirren. Yes, that Helen Mirren. She’s wearing a reptile print shirt and pleated skirt with a burgundy diameter down the centre of the shirt and surrounding the cuffs and collar. I’m wearing a similar, if not the same silhouette in white silk with black polka dots. I’m clutching a fawn grey leather purse. Both wearing red lipstick, both wearing @victoriabeckham. ] ...

It was my first @victoriabeckham show and I was somewhat thrilled to be there... I’m not sure if you can tell. @leofaria caught me with a grin stretching across my face. .
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A couple of weeks ago, I had the great privilege of visiting the Victoria Beckham atelier to meet with the design team to think on how this look might be and what shape it could take. I wear print on occasion, not sure why, but when I saw the polka dot swatches, it was all I could focus on. The ensemble is a beautiful silk shirt with invisible buttons and a silk pleated skirt, with two additional inches at the rear, to allow for my curved spine / derrière. Thank you to Victoria, Florence, Ruth, Natalie, Edward, Daniel and all of Team VB.
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[Image description: Two images of me walking into the Victoria Beckham show. The first, I’m looking up and beaming at an unsuspecting stranger. I’m walking with confidence and slight nervousness that I’ll be late. The second photograph captures me leaving the show, in a profile shot, and wonderfully frames my proportions as an old gentleman walks in the opposite direction and all you can see are legs and one sleeve / hand. This look originally cane with a diamond-shaped scarf to wrap around one’s neck. I pinned it to the back of my collar, as a cape - it was my mother’s idea.].

It was my first @victoriabeckham show and I was somewhat thrilled to be there... I’m not sure if you can tell. @leofaria caught me with a grin stretching across my face. . . A couple of weeks ago, I had the great privilege of visiting the Victoria Beckham atelier to meet with the design team to think on how this look might be and what shape it could take. I wear print on occasion, not sure why, but when I saw the polka dot swatches, it was all I could focus on. The ensemble is a beautiful silk shirt with invisible buttons and a silk pleated skirt, with two additional inches at the rear, to allow for my curved spine / derrière. Thank you to Victoria, Florence, Ruth, Natalie, Edward, Daniel and all of Team VB. . . [Image description: Two images of me walking into the Victoria Beckham show. The first, I’m looking up and beaming at an unsuspecting stranger. I’m walking with confidence and slight nervousness that I’ll be late. The second photograph captures me leaving the show, in a profile shot, and wonderfully frames my proportions as an old gentleman walks in the opposite direction and all you can see are legs and one sleeve / hand. This look originally cane with a diamond-shaped scarf to wrap around one’s neck. I pinned it to the back of my collar, as a cape - it was my mother’s idea.] ...

Yesterday, at the Central Library in Los Angeles, I had the great privilege of being interviewed by actress and fellow little person, @kueenkatrina. We spoke about our identities as women; little people and women with dwarfism. We chatted about how we both decided to not undertake limb-lengthening and the challenges we face working in industries that were not designed to include us. .
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@shortbooks is a librarian in LA and when he discovered that I would be in town to launch @lemonadamedia and ‘As Me with Sinéad’, we put our heads together and made this truly wonderful event happen. I’m so grateful to all of the people who came, asked questions and especially, the many who flew in to be there. .
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[Image description: A series of photos documenting the public event at the @lapubliclibrary. The first is a group shot of some of the little people who attended - many of whom flew to LA, specifically for the conversation, images of @kueenkatrina and I falling in love with each other on stage and other photos of me in deep conversation with many of the women I admire most.] 📷 Keith Kesler.

Yesterday, at the Central Library in Los Angeles, I had the great privilege of being interviewed by actress and fellow little person, @kueenkatrina. We spoke about our identities as women; little people and women with dwarfism. We chatted about how we both decided to not undertake limb-lengthening and the challenges we face working in industries that were not designed to include us. . . @shortbooks is a librarian in LA and when he discovered that I would be in town to launch @lemonadamedia and ‘As Me with Sinéad’, we put our heads together and made this truly wonderful event happen. I’m so grateful to all of the people who came, asked questions and especially, the many who flew in to be there. . . [Image description: A series of photos documenting the public event at the @lapubliclibrary. The first is a group shot of some of the little people who attended - many of whom flew to LA, specifically for the conversation, images of @kueenkatrina and I falling in love with each other on stage and other photos of me in deep conversation with many of the women I admire most.] 📷 Keith Kesler ...

First stop in Los Angeles was to visit the 5th grade students of Para Los Niños Elementary School, just off Skid Row. .
The students were extraordinary. We spoke about the importance of language, believing in yourself, imagining that anything is possible and how we each have a choice about how we behave - particularly when it comes to how we treat ourselves, others and the actions we take when we see someone being bullied. They asked about what I do when someone tries to upset me, they wondered if I was married and had children and they asked about what I had accomplished when I was their age. Many of these students spend four hours, each day, traveling to school. They’re going to change the world!
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@paralosninosorg is an incredible school that focuses on the holistic development of all children. 75% of their students are bilingual and the school values Spanish and English equally - as vehicles for culture, identity and agency. Thank you for allowing me to visit and learn from your students! .
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[Image description: Two photographs of me and two classes of 5th graders from @paralosninosorg sitting on the stage of their school library. These photographs were taken just after they had reminded me that I needed to be quiet in the library.].

First stop in Los Angeles was to visit the 5th grade students of Para Los Niños Elementary School, just off Skid Row. . The students were extraordinary. We spoke about the importance of language, believing in yourself, imagining that anything is possible and how we each have a choice about how we behave - particularly when it comes to how we treat ourselves, others and the actions we take when we see someone being bullied. They asked about what I do when someone tries to upset me, they wondered if I was married and had children and they asked about what I had accomplished when I was their age. Many of these students spend four hours, each day, traveling to school. They’re going to change the world! . . @paralosninosorg is an incredible school that focuses on the holistic development of all children. 75% of their students are bilingual and the school values Spanish and English equally - as vehicles for culture, identity and agency. Thank you for allowing me to visit and learn from your students! . . [Image description: Two photographs of me and two classes of 5th graders from @paralosninosorg sitting on the stage of their school library. These photographs were taken just after they had reminded me that I needed to be quiet in the library.] ...

In New York for three days to jaunt through fashion week. It’s been incredible to see such diversity reflected on the runways of #NYFW but with accessibility, we still have work to do. Prepare yourself for me to be in your inbox, New York. .
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On another note, next week, I experience the great thrill of participating in the launch of @lemonadamedia where an audience will get a sense of my podcast, ‘As Me with Sinéad’, for the very first time. #LemonadaLaunch
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Also, if you’re in LA, I’m going to be in conversation with actress and fellow little person, @kueenkatrina at LA’s Central Library on September 11th at 2pm. It’s free to attend and all access requirements will be considered and accommodated. Come! .
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[Image Description: Blending in wearing custom orange and purple tailoring from @ferragamo, I accessorised with a @gucci crossbody quilted bag, iPhone and Chanel lipstick in shade ‘First Light’, of course.] Thank you for the photo, @iwasii..

In New York for three days to jaunt through fashion week. It’s been incredible to see such diversity reflected on the runways of #NYFW but with accessibility, we still have work to do. Prepare yourself for me to be in your inbox, New York. . . On another note, next week, I experience the great thrill of participating in the launch of @lemonadamedia where an audience will get a sense of my podcast, ‘As Me with Sinéad’, for the very first time. #LemonadaLaunch . Also, if you’re in LA, I’m going to be in conversation with actress and fellow little person, @kueenkatrina at LA’s Central Library on September 11th at 2pm. It’s free to attend and all access requirements will be considered and accommodated. Come! . . [Image Description: Blending in wearing custom orange and purple tailoring from @ferragamo , I accessorised with a @gucci crossbody quilted bag, iPhone and Chanel lipstick in shade ‘First Light’, of course.] Thank you for the photo, @iwasii. ...

A month in Paris: I’ve explored and jaunted through the most beautiful streets and museums; I’ve made some incredible new friends; I’ve learned to cook; and have attend 21 hours of French classes each week - my French has dramatically improved. I’ll never forget my time here. Thank you, @centreculturelirlandais. It’s been a gift to be in one place and to have space and time to imagine what could happen next. But, I’m ready to come home. Prepare yourself, Ireland. .
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[Image description: Standing outside a Parisian flower shop, I’m laughing at @sa4a_b and clutching two bouquets - freesias and roses.].

A month in Paris: I’ve explored and jaunted through the most beautiful streets and museums; I’ve made some incredible new friends; I’ve learned to cook; and have attend 21 hours of French classes each week - my French has dramatically improved. I’ll never forget my time here. Thank you, @centreculturelirlandais. It’s been a gift to be in one place and to have space and time to imagine what could happen next. But, I’m ready to come home. Prepare yourself, Ireland. . . [Image description: Standing outside a Parisian flower shop, I’m laughing at @sa 4a_b and clutching two bouquets - freesias and roses.] ...

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