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Entries from February 2009

The Week That Was – 35

February 28th, 2009 · 6 Comments

There is still no rain in Africa – but blistering heat!!! Yay. I will revel in it because before long we will be moaning about the cold. We did some more maintenance on our Book Nook: And made a couple of bookplates: We feasted on pancakes: And tried this yummy coconut pie: – go on […]

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Se7en’s Sonlight School Schedule… A School Day in the Life of Se7en

February 27th, 2009 · 45 Comments

What do people do all day – people work and people play. We are a family of champions in the play department but this post is all about the work schedule so don’t expect masters of perfection here!!! Trust me this is a rough schedule… with time limits flexible and distractions numerous… not to mention […]

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Tags: HomeSchool Questions · Homeschooling · Organizing School

Basically Brilliant Bookplates…

February 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Carrying on with our book theme lately and the fact that it is so hot we can barely drag ourselves off the cold tiles in our dressing room, where everyone has been lying on the floor reading books all week. We need a really quick and simple craft. This is what we are aiming for: […]

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Tags: Book Crafts · Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

Pancakes Plain and Puffy with Se7en Bazillion Toppings.

February 25th, 2009 · 26 Comments

So today is Pancake Day or Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, whatever you call it people round the world will be eating pancakes… and I for one say: “Let’s join the crowd.” Here is a fellow enjoying his pancakes : We eat pancakes almost daily they are quick, they are easy and they are fun. […]

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Sunday Snippet: Our Friends Amongst The Rendille…

February 24th, 2009 · 6 Comments

These are our friends: Grant and Loutjie, and their two little girls Abigail and Caitlyn. They have a website here, where you can meet them better and get to know about their lives. Grant has his own blog packed with incredible photographs of the people that they live amongst. They live amongst the Rendille People […]

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The Book Nook Revisited in Se7en Steps…

February 22nd, 2009 · 42 Comments

A couple of weeks ago we had a murky day and we sorted our books and turned our office (it’s actually the playroom but play is work and we call it the office) into a Book Nook. Step #1 – The Great Sort: We started off with books everywhere, every table, every chair, every surface, […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Saturday Spot

The Week That Was – 34

February 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Not a whole lot of rain in Cape Town. We had a spit and a spot on Thursday morning, but really it didn’t last long enough to even gather indoors for a pot of tea. So the most important/exciting thing that happened this week was our school books arrived. We have indeed been boxed. I […]

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