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Entries from August 2008

Saturday Spot: Book Zone…

August 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Well this is a pervasive “spot” throughout our house: Se7en Book Cases: Some people have walls around their rooms, well we seem to have grown some bookshelves instead of walls. And here the secret to an extremely tidy house … books must be sorted in height order… (this is a joke guys – really there […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Saturday Spot

Celebrity Chef (Part 5): Banana Custard…

August 8th, 2008 · No Comments

He is back in action today… making Bananananananananana Custard: Meet the Players: Bananas And Custard – lots of it… And the secret ingredient: Sprinkles. Play the Game: Peel the bananas; Chop them up into bite size bits; Chop some more. Ready for the custard… Pour it into the banana bits bowl; Mix it through; Prepare […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

The Week that Was… Again…

August 8th, 2008 · No Comments

We got some books: I was sent a well crafted message begging for lunch (I just love the feet!); A little later an army came hunting for lunch… for the mother person, who was terribly busy (um blogging – again)… Can you spot the difference? Hood #1: Found a good spot to read; Kept Hood […]

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Celebrity Chef (Part 4): Hot Dogs from Scratch…

August 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Here he is again: And this time he is making Hot Dogs for lunch. Meet the Team: We used a batch of pizza dough (its nice and springy!) A packet of little pork sausages Ketchup – only about a whole heap! Play the Game: Take your pizza dough and chop it up; Again; And again; […]

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Se7en of the Best Outings in Cape Town…

August 7th, 2008 · 7 Comments

We are luckily to live in Cape Town. It really is a city full of outstanding natural beauty and full of some of the most impressive sites to see. Living in a city that is famous for its flat topped mountain, perched in the middle of it, means that we are always close to the […]

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

Celebrity Chef (Part 3): Smoothies…

August 6th, 2008 · No Comments

He is back in action: This time he is making smoothies… Meet the Players: Plain Yogurt Couple of bananas honey milk to smooth and his secret ingerdient for extra crunch…. heaps of ice cubes. Play the Game: Gather all your goodies together; Drop everything in the blender; Add more ice cubes; Mix some more; Find […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Se7en Challenging Party Games…

August 6th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The thought of kids party games can quite literally leave a grown man shaking in his shoes, let alone the mother person… The thing is: traditional party games are just that, traditional and modern kids, mostly have no idea how to play in the traditional sense… I am speaking generally here – you may have […]

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