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Entries from September 2008

The Week That Was – We Read Some Books.

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments

We got some books. We pretended it was warm and squeezed some oranges – the juice was fabulous, but it was still freezing. Our stroll through the wetlands was a lot wetter than usual. We ate some peppermints. We read some books. We tried a pajama poetry performance… not omitting a few anti-rain-requests. We read […]

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The Usborne Art Treasury – a Review.

September 19th, 2008 · 11 Comments

We do Art History about once a week: On a Monday a new painting goes onto a book stand and stands open for the rest of the week to be looked at and mulled over. Usually on a Friday once our bookwork is done we bring out a few materials that link to the art […]

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Tags: Art · Brilliant Books · Se7en at School

Se7en of the Best Places to Visit Around Cape Town.

September 18th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Previously I have posted about Se7en of the Best Outings in Cape Town… and I thought it was time to list Se7en of the best day trips or weekend trips around Cape Town… these are all a couple of hours drive from the city center – think day trip rather than morning outing. Most of […]

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Tags: Cape Town · Outings · Saturday Spot

A Crafty Party… a couple of tips…

September 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Now that I have written a series on Practical Parties, I thought it only fitting that I spend the next couple of Wednesdays suggesting ideas for parties that aren’t actual birthday parties. There are so many opportunities to turn a gathering into a party and frankly too few things are celebrated in the hum drum of […]

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Tags: Party Themes · Plenty of Parties · Tuesday Art Task

A Flock of Felty Feathered Friends…

September 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments

We really needed something to do on yet another wintry day in Spring. So I brought out the treasure trove. Fabrics, ribbons, buttons, beads, scooby doo wires, threads and pipe cleaners. We needed scissors for snipping but I never bought out the glue or markers. It is quite unheard of to do a project without […]

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

Bruce Bogtrotter Cake To Die For in Se7en Steps.

September 16th, 2008 · 27 Comments

This is the Chocolate Cake worth dying for… I know people say this about their recipes but this is the actual factual truth!!! It is the recipe for Bruce Bogtrotter’s Cake from: It is a family tradition, we have it every year for The Father Person’s Birthday. Meet the se7en Players: For the Cake: 225 […]

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Tags: Cakes · chocolate · Monday Munchies

A Tisket A Tasket: Week Two…

September 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments

So here we are – still tisking and tasking: If you want to get up to speed on this project I introduced it in the post: A Tisket a Tasket… What’s in My Basket… And project progress was reported here: A Tisket A Tasket: Week One… So this is week two and I didn’t do half […]

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