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Entries from December 2008

The Week That Was – 25

December 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Well we all wished we had been sailing… With good friends… But we didn’t, we did whole lot of errands instead. We did read a whole ton of books and grab a heap of really fat ones because there will be no trip to the library next week… We made some Alpaca hats: Some early […]

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Clearly Christmas: Se7en Gift Tags Kids Can Make…

December 19th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Basically you can make gift tags and especially Christmas Gift tags from almost any of your kids artwork… Here are some tips to get you on track… If the artwork was done on flimsy paper then back it on card. If it is worth preserving then cover both sides with contact plastic and trim it […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Holiday Crafts

Alpaca Hats in Se7en Steps…

December 18th, 2008 · 11 Comments

In the Week That Was – 24 I mentioned that we had received Up and Down the Andes, from The Picnic Basket… This is a brilliant book packed with facts, beautiful artwork and a fantastically smooth rhythmic poem winding you through the Andes… Just wrapping your tongue around the strange and mysterious place names on […]

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Tags: Book Crafts · Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

Home-Made Ice-Cream in Se7en Steps…

December 17th, 2008 · 10 Comments

If you have friends over for pizza and Eton Mess on a Saturday evening… then you are going to be left with a significant number of egg yolks. I could make Creme Brulee and really impress the father person. Or I could really impress the whole family making classic ice-cream from egg custard. This is […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Clearly Christmas: Se7en do Advent Week 2…

December 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments

In my first post on Advent I mentioned what we would be doing for everyday as Christmas draws nearer and nearer…   Here is a summary and links to the se7en things we are doing each day: A Joke A Day. 24 day board or card game challenge. I found a new Jesse Tree Resource. […]

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Tags: Organizing Se7en

Sunday Snippet: Devotions for Homeschool Moms…

December 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A Sunday Snippet for mother people: I love these books, so I am sharing them with you… I think in most jobs there are times when you feel disheartened and wahaaa I just can’t do this… Well these books are the answer to the homeschool mom who is despairing at the laundry, the chores, the […]

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Saturday Spot: Clifton

December 14th, 2008 · 6 Comments

So this is Clifton… World renowned beach, playground to the rich and famous… crisp white sand, gently lapping waters, sheltered from the blustery south easter. The place to see and be seen. Certainly one of the best beaches Cape Town has to offer. Really a little piece of heaven on earth. And while you are […]

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town