About Gcd
Joined July 2017
Hi, I'm Gary and pleased to meet you. Thanks for having me here in this wonderful community.

I am married and currently living in Oz. and looking forward to my journey here with Wealthy Affiliate.

Born in Rhodesia (how many know where that is and what it is called now?), I completed my schooling and national service there and then moved to South Africa with my parents and sister.

[Very] soon after marrying my wife, Trish, we moved to Ireland where we lived for 9 years before moving to Australia which is where we now reside. We don't see any more big moves in the future but then again, as I often say "never say never" so let's just say if/when WA starts generating the kind of income I would like it to, anything is possible :)

Interests have included running (cross country at school and a few half marathons, 20 miler's and plenty in-between), cycling, skydiving where I went on to become an instructor, beekeeping, water color painting, sketching (well a deep desire to want to be able to do it). I'd like to try my hand at growing bonsai trees.

Since being made redundant from my last job, I struggled to find work (ironic because I couldn't find work in the field I actually got into Australia for), but it was very probably due to the age group I reached - nifty fifties (imho).

That's when we decided that I should try to make it on my own (we'd often spoken about it, so then was as good a time as any). Well, it's been a really tough ride and still have not 'made it' yet.

Without going into it all, let's just say I really need to make this work now and I do honestly get a sense that WA is the right place for that to happen. I have been a member for a little over a month now and love the community and the training here. I have created my first site in WA and have enjoyed it. I now just need to monetise it and then rinse/repeat.

I have a lot to learn but I am teachable so I would greatly appreciate any help that you can offer.

Thank you all for the warm welcome and wonderful support.

You're an amazing community that I am proud to be a part of. Thank you!

Wishing each and every one of you who stumble across my profile every success in life and in your business here within WA.

Best wishes
Gary
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DoubleTap Premium
Sure appreciate the follow, Gary. It's great having ya' here in this awesome community with us!
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gcd Premium
Thanks, Randy. Great being here and meeting and networking with awesome peeps such as your good self :)
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DoubleTap Premium
Hopin' it's all starting to come together for ya'... best wishes my friend!!!
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TFerguson1 Premium
So Happy Birthday! I am taking a guess! You said almost on your Birthday.
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gcd Premium
lol thanks Tammy! Yes, it was the 22nd :)
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siwehui Premium
Thanks for following me , I will follow you back..
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TFerguson1 Premium
Good morning and thank you for the follow! Have a wonderful day!
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gcd Premium
Good morning Tammy. My pleasure and you have a wonderful day too :)
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Gary,
Just dropping by to thank you for the follow, and for the opportunity to be part of your network. i hope that your WA journey is going well and you are on your way to creating that online business. All the best
Alex
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gcd Premium
Hi Alex,
Thank you for your message and well wishes.

I'm loving my journey so far. Looking forward to the ensuing sales :)

Thanks for all your help in the community. Your time and effort is much appreciated

Wishing you all the best as well
Gary
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AlexEvans Premium
You are most welcome Gary and wishing you all the very best online work does pay dividends.
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Robert-A Premium
Hello Gary and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps come to the conclusion that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 350+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
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gcd Premium
Thanks very much Robert and thanks for your advice.

Have a great afternoon/evening
Gary
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SongbirdDL Premium
Hello Gary and thank you for adding me to your network. I am going to do the same. Best of wishes.
~Danielle
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gcd Premium
Hi Danielle, thank you and thanks for your help and advice here in WA. Best wishes to you too.
~Gary
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SongbirdDL Premium
Thank you.
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SylviaMG Premium
Hi Gary!

Nice to meet you and Welcome!
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HannahK22 Premium
Thanks for the follow! I'll follow you back! Wishing you the best of luck in achieving your goals:)
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JohnnyA Premium
Hi Gary, It's nice to meet you too.The feeling you get from WA is genuine. You are at the right place to learn how to make it happen for you and your family.
To your success
JohnnyA
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Pleased to meet you! :) Thanks for following me, and I'm following you back! :)
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verazhelvis Premium
Thanks for the follow, Gary.:)
Best, Vera
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gcd Premium
The pleasure is all mine, Vera. Thank you for accepting (like you had a choice haha, but you know what I mean).

All the best, Gary
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verazhelvis Premium
I did have a choice...haha...:))
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LadybugLove Premium
Thanks for the follow Gary...following you as well, Buddy!!

Having fun with your training?

Blessings,

~Evon :)
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gcd Premium
hi Evon - it's my pleasure and thank you for following me back.

I am enjoying the training thanks. Just need the website to start working for me now :)

Take care,
~Gary :o)
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LadybugLove Premium
My Pleasure Gary! Yeah, I know what you mean...I've been building my empire for 2+ years with no profit. Time to make money now!

Blessings,

~Evon :)
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stay-c Premium
Thanks for the follow!
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Jenene Premium
Hello! wishing you every success and thank you for the follow :)
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SantaFez Premium
Hi Gary,
Thanks for following me, I am following you back.
Wishing you all the best on your new WA journey... Whereabouts in Oz are you? I am in WA =) both ways!!
Cheers,
Orion
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gcd Premium
hi Orion,
My pleasure and thank you for adding me to your network. It's lovely to meet you.
I'm on Central Coast - other side of the country. You've definitely got to succeed in WA :-)
Wishing you every success in WA from WA haha
All the best
Gary
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Cindyda1 Premium
Hello Gary, thank you for connecting with me. I look forward to learning more about you and am happy to follow you along wishing you much success here!
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gcd Premium
Hello Cindy, the pleasure is all mine - it's lovely to meet you. I wish you lots of success on this amazing journey.
Take care
Gary
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TeresaS1 Premium
Thanks for the follow. Good luck to your success!
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for the like Good luck and Bless you
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Bawashom Premium
Thank you for following me
Good luck
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MKearns Premium
Welcome to this great success driven friend and learning university Gary!
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Calmkoala Premium
Hi Gary, it's a pleasure to meet you and many thanks for the follow. I wish you much success and happiness with your WA ventures in 2017. Sue :)
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dcasa14 Premium
Thanks for following me and best wishes for your continued success.
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Geoffhyld Premium
Hi Gary, thanks for networking with me. Geoff
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FrankieTrill Premium
Thanks for the love,
I wanna show some love back by sending you my positive words of good health, wealth, and prosperity plus longevity and I encourage you to stay positive and keep striving towards your dreams and your freedoms. (Time, Financial, and Location Freedom) Stay determined, dedicated, and discipline Peace
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Keisi Premium
Hola Gary!

Thank you for adding me to your network and I have also added you to mine.

All the best wishes for a speedy accomplishment of your hopes and dreams right here at WAU!

Keisi
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RichBrennan Premium
Welcome to the Community, Gary, and thanks for connecting with me. Wishing you every success on your WA journey :-)
Cheers
Rich
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TheBuilder Premium
Nice meeting you my dear Gary. Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
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Loes Premium
Hello Gary,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I have listed them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
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gcd Premium
hi Loes, what a beautiful soul. Thank you for your lovely message of friendship and support. Very much appreciated.

I will definitely head over to check out your lists :)

Thank you for your kind offer ... I may take you up on that sometime :)

Have a wonderful day
Gary
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Loes Premium
Thank you, enjoy your day Gary:)
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PSheridan Premium
Hello and welcome to WA. Thanks for the follow. Wishing you much success and prosperity here. I am adding a link to my thought for the day - hope you enjoy. Also here is a link to my web site - appreciate any comments you may have

www.addictionrecoverypros.com
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TSmithers Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thanks very much for following me...
It's great to make contact with you...
Best wishes...
Steve
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Ivine Premium
Hi Gary, thanks for the follow and you are very welcome to WA. Irv.
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Madek Premium
Hey, Gary!

I feel great having you as a follower! Wish you high achievements and success on your marketing venture at WA. Keep moving forward! Cheers!

Madek
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GottheTshirt Premium
Hi Gary. Thanks for the follow. All the best with WA. Rudi
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RHBarlow Premium
I appreciate you following me and enjoy your journey with WA. I will also follow you back as you do your training and build your websites.
Thank you,
Bobby
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FTurner8032 Premium
Thank you for following me Gary, I will follow you back. Welcome to WA, I wish you the very best as you begin your journey to success. Have a Blessed Day.
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spurway Premium
Hello Gray
nice to meet you here at WA. Thank you for the follow and all the best in achieving your goals at Wealthy Affiliate.
Cheers Sylvia
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spurway Premium
Hello and a warm welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. It is a great Community here for networking. I wish you all the success with your online journey.
cheers Sylvia
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gcd Premium
Hi Sylvia, thank you! Much appreciated and wishing you all the very best too.
Cheers, Gary
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digitalwisdo Premium
Welcome to WA Premium, you have taken this step at the exact right time in your journey. Take advantage of it and enjoy.
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gcd Premium
Thank you. I like that - it is the right time and I'm looking forward to my journey. All the best, Gary
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FTurner8032 Premium
Welcome to Premium, you have just opened the door to a wonderful new world of possibilities. Work hard and make yourself a success. Have a Blesses Day.
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gcd Premium
Hi Frank and thank you for the welcome. I'm walking through that door with gratitude and a desire to succeed. Take care, Gary
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FTurner8032 Premium
You are welcome Gary. You are in the right place. Follow the training, do all the tasks, don't skip around. Work hard, be determined, and most important - never give up.
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Welcome to Premium
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gcd Premium
Thank you for the welcome. Much appreciated. All the very best, Gary
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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gcd Premium
Hi Craig, thank you and I am thrilled to be following you. You have much in common in terms of what we're wanting to do ... we don't have labs, but have 1 toy poodle soon to be 2 (next week). We're also toying (no pun intended but it worked quite well haha) with the idea of using our new one (perhaps both) as a therapy dog too. All the very best - Gayr
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MikeLambert Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
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gcd Premium
All going well today thanks. Yes, I get that the niche thing can be a tough one - very much like product selection when selling on Amazon. Can be difficult but I think just like Amazon, it's important not to get too bogged down with it.

Per my mail to you, we're looking to go down the dog niche, narrowing it down to Toy Poodles and possibly even further to having a therapy dog [that is deaf itself]. Trish, my wife, may run with this one since she is passionate about our Toy and the soon to be acquired second one (4 months old - the deaf one we're planning on using as a therapy dog).

We can incorporate content around Toy Poodles themselves (keeping, grooming, temperament etc.) and then the learning process for us and the dog, in keeping and training a deaf one.

Added to that we're thinking of including [relavent] products from Amazon (and others?). I've also written a few children's books one of which is a puppy book which centered around our current dog that we got as a puppy.

A second niche is along the lines of a site we currently have called "clear my acne now". This was very busy so I am in the process of changing the theme to be simple and less cluttered (it was a turnkey site before - very busy!!). Perhaps this can be developed properly too - I'd run with this.

That will do it for now I think :)
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MikeLambert Premium
Hey Gary great to see you made it to WA looking forward to getting the show on the road. Have a great day and any questions about finding your way around WA or the starter course don't hesitate to ask. Make sure you follow people and ask lots of questions of the community there are many knowledgeable members here, talk soon mike.
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gcd Premium
Hey Mike, thank you for your welcome and messages of encouragement and direction. I too look forward to working with you and the community as a whole. There certainly are many wonderful people here.

I'm just finding my way around today and have started with the training so it's all systems go :)

I have no doubt that I, with your help and the help of others, can achieve my goals and a whole lot more besides on this journey in WA (bigger than just finances)

Thanks again and looking forward to working with you.
-Gary
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MikeLambert Premium
Hey Gary, take your time get aquatinted with the format and community and then we will get rolling when you are ready. Look forward to putting your ideas into action, cheers Mike.
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gcd Premium
Hi Mike, thanks. I've just about finished all the modules now... actually I have completed them all bar for a couple of tasks signing up and using the Jaaxy tool. I'll spend a bit of time looking around too. Cheers, Gary
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MikeLambert Premium
Great Gary you are setting a pretty good pace. You have some experience so the training is probably a refresher for you but we will get into some detail as you start to build your website structure and so on, all soon Mike.
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gcd Premium
Thanks Mike. I have a little experience but regard myself as a baby boomer playing a whole lot of catch up :)
Mike, I've built dogdadolittle but not happy with it - too slow and don't like the color scheme (Trish loves purple which is why I went that way but I know that's not a good website color to have).
I'm not sure about the divi theme either.

The other site is under construction at the moment so you won't see it at the moment - it's clearmyacnenow

Looking forward to chatting soon, Gary
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Gary is the dog site indexed yet and if so is it a .com I could have a quick peek if you like
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gcd Premium
hi Mike, it is a .com site. I need to upgrade to premium which I'll do shortly, but I couldn't add the links in the message a "non-premium" member :)

Both are .com sites.

Thanks - Gary
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MikeLambert Premium
I see you upgraded good on you Gary, yeh I didn't really need the links just whether they were indexed and what domain they were so I could have a peek. I just put your website in quotations and that will usually bring me right to the page where they are indexed, little short cut. If your sites rank low which is usually the case when a site starts out they can be a little difficult to find if you don't have a direct link this will be a little trick you will use to find your first posts if they don't initially rank high, talk soon Mike.
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Gary, Mike here from http://avoidonlinemarketingscams.com,

I am so happy you made the decision to take advantage of this opportunity. If you are determined and can stick with your training here at WA it can open the door to an exciting and rewarding future as it has for me. This is where your online business is going to be realized. Here's the course that started me down the road to an unbelievable lifestyle and one that is now within your reach. From this point on you will have not only my support in person but the ability to ask any questions of the community here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Without wasting too much time you can now access the Online Entrepreneur level 1 online course found in the main menu by clicking the green "Get Started Here" button.

Here's the link to lesson 1: This is the course that I started with and lead me to my first sale online!

If you are willing to put in an honest effort and take the bull by the horns I will personally help you through the course or with any questions or concerns you may have in your quest to make your online business a reality.

I can be reached through my personal profile at any time when you have any questions...trust me, you will!

Oh! Lesson 3 "Finding A Niche" for many is the most challenging to get through without pulling out your hair and the occasional temper tantrum so I have created some extra material that I feel will be of huge benefit to you while working through this lesson, let me know when you are there and I will give you if you upon request.

Don't forget to create your personal profile by adding an image and a few words about yourself! You will find many WA members come offering their help and asking you to follow them which is a great resource for you to have access too, many members here have a wealth of knowledge that you can tap into.

Just a quick heads up! You can just do the course and that's it or you can take advantage of a discount on a premium membership here at WA. There is absolutely no pressure to change your status, but if you decide to become a Premium member and unlock absolutely everything Wealthy Affiliate has to offer and do so before your 7 day course is over you will qualify for a 50% discount on the first month of your membership.

I look forward to getting to know you and being able to help out when you have questions.

Cheers, Mike
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gcd Premium
hi Mike, I hope you're well.

Mike, please could I ask for that extra material you have wrt to finding a niche ... you're right, it is quite challenging.

Thanks in advance.

Have an awesome evening
Gary
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MikeLambert Premium
Hi Gary, Yes I do have some resources that I feel are helpful in finding a niche, hear are a few links, some are developed here in WA and one I created.
Here's a link to a post I did on finding a niche that you may also find useful
http://avoidonlinemarketingscams.com/niche-market-finder-niche-selection-made-easy
Let me know how you make out, if you are still having problems we will put our heads together and get a niche hammered down for you, talk soon Mike.
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gcd Premium
hi Mike, happy Sunday. I hope your week-end has been good so far.
Mike, I've sent a pm to you with my ideas. Would you mind taking a look at it and let me know what you think. If there is a possibility or 2 there, that's great else I may need you help to "get a niche hammered down for me" :) , talk soon, Gary.
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MikeLambert Premium
No problem Gary will have a look today and get back to you as soon as I can
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