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Entries from December 2008

The Week That Was – 24

December 13th, 2008 · 4 Comments

So first week of summer holidays and we were out everyday – unheard of… insane. and let’s just say the title of this post should be: How to get exhausted in Se7en Steps… I just spent the entire morning picking up the detritus of a life on the run. All that dashing means projects are […]

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Clearly Christmas: A Christmas Cookie Swap in Se7en Steps…

December 12th, 2008 · 8 Comments

One of our Christmas Traditions is to have a cookie swap the last Sunday before Christmas. We invite almost everyone we know and certainly everyone we bump into leading up to it… And yes I can sense you reeling in horror – “Who in their right minds would do this?”… Turns out it is a […]

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Tags: Happy Holidays · Practical Parties

Mrs Armitage and Her Se7en Hundred Surfboards.

December 11th, 2008 · 8 Comments

In the depths of summer and living in Cape Town… surfing has to come to mind. In fact I thought it was not possible to grow up in Cape Town without mastering the art of surfing – you know one of the world’s surfing mecca’s. But according to the father person, surfing will be over […]

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Tags: Book Crafts · Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

Clearly Christmas: Se7en do Advent Week 1…

December 10th, 2008 · 6 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. A stop over at the Jesse Tree Blog […]

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Tags: Organizing Se7en

Roast Vegetable and Couscous Salad in Se7en Steps…

December 9th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This is a great salad at this time of year when you have a heap of visitors coming over… You can make this hours in advance and simply forget about it. The longer you leave it resting the better. And you can use whatever ingredients you have lying around… no specifics apart from the couscous! […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Sunday Snippet: Se7en People Your Kids Can Pray For…

December 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We all know how important it is to pray for other people but in order to teach your children to pray for other people you need to have a couple of ideas up your sleeve so that they don’t end up praying rote prayers without actual input from their hearts. They are never too young […]

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Tags: Sunday Snippet

Ominous Smells and a Mother’s Responsibility…

December 7th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Right we need a totally non-Christmas post here… So this weeks Saturday Spot is more about Summer than Christmas. Also, the very nature of this post means that you will be so grateful that it is not one of my picture rich posts – just a short and sweet stomach churner!!! Don’t read it if […]

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