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Entries from August 2008

Where the Wild Things Are… Shadow Puppets.

August 26th, 2008 · 6 Comments

I have been wanting to make shadow puppets with my kids for ages but couldn’t think of a good theme – one with intricate shapes and scope for a bit of madness and experimenting… Well this morning I found them all reading: and reading: Aha!!! Wild Things…   I found some great resources for Where […]

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Tags: Paper Crafts · People/Puppet Crafts · Tuesday Art Task

Kids Cooking… Review

August 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Firstly it has to be said: I love Usborne Books – always have, always will – I was born loving them. All their books in the range of Little Books are quite literally worth dying for. Well here comes a double bonus, you may have noticed a predilection towards cook books, specifically kids cook books […]

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Tags: Cook Book Reviews · Monday Munchies

Sunday Snippet: Parenting in the Pew… Review.

August 24th, 2008 · No Comments

There are hundreds of books written about any aspect of parenting all with a Christian ring. However, that doesn’t make them a good read or even a great book. However, this one is a great book and an excellent read. It is short, unpretentious, to the point and brilliant. I totally love this book, you […]

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Tags: Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: Mudlarking…

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Technically this isn’t our spot… we have these wonderful friends that live in the country side, and remarkably don’t seem to mind us (all of us) coming over to stay for a couple of days – every so often… They live in the country. There are a few beasts roaming around. But the main purpose […]

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Tags: Cape Town · House Tour · Outings · Outside · Saturday Spot

Home Truths: Se7en Haircuts…

August 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

We have this tradition that everyone has to wait until their third birthday for their first haircut, it is a big deal… it is a huge deal. They go on the actual day and get the chop… Its a great event: bells, whistles, streamers – you get the picture. So here they come… Hood #1: […]

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Tags: Home Truths · Stuff About Us...

Another Week That Was …

August 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

So it warmed up and spring thought it would spring… We feasted out doors (hang on – we always do that!): We went for a tramp in the wetlands… No, the tramp didn’t die! And we had a Pipe-cleaner People craft frenzy. And produced these: Hood #1: Discovered the Lord of the Rings on Monday, […]

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Tags: The Week that Was

Getting Out with Se7en – Se7en Bags.

August 21st, 2008 · 13 Comments

One thing about having se7en kids is people expect you to be late for everything and I mean everything. Now I hate being late. Because there are se7en kids with us people tend to notice if we are (I can’t think why!), so I make the effort to get where we need to be on […]

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