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Entries from May 2009

Quickest Crunchie Bars in Se7en Steps…

May 13th, 2009 · 11 Comments

These are our quick dash breakfast bars. On the day we have to be up and out the door by 7:30 AM and yes we do do this once a week. This may be the real reason we homeschool – we have no early birds! And I have to usually drag the three youngest sleepy […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

This Week (11 May) at se7en…

May 11th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Let’s start with the May Calendars:’s Calendar. Enchanted Learning. Reading Activity Calendar. Teacher Vision. And these are the days we will be looking at this week: 11 May: Children’s Book Week The Official site – for kids. Book Week Classroom Ideas. Celebrating book week ideas. A great resource list from a previous book […]

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Tags: Activity Calendar

Sunday Snippet: Housewives under Siege…

May 11th, 2009 · 13 Comments

I know it is Mother’s Day and I should have some deep and meaningful post on motherhood but I read this article called : Housewives Under Siege and I thought I would put it out there as food for thought! It is opinionated but I don’t have a problem with that! It certainly gave me […]

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Saturday Spot: Se7en visit Silvermine…

May 10th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Welcome to Silvermine! We have blogged about this spot before and because it is such a good one we will most likely blog about it again! It is part of the Table Mountain Nature Park, a ten minute drive from home and in the middle of the city-scape of Cape Town you can be totally […]

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Tags: Hiking · Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

The Week That Was – 45…

May 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

You can see we are having a few more rainy days… And here is a secret about Cape Town that you may not know, this is the very best time of year weather wise. No wind, just warm days (not blistering heat) interspersed with cold days to snuggle. And here is the secret of living […]

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Tags: The Week that Was

Se7en Tips on Surviving Sibling Rivalry…

May 8th, 2009 · 26 Comments

A question that popped up in our comments a short while ago was how to deal with sibling rivalry… and the endless squabbling… My kids aren’t saints and we have our fair share of squabbles but my first thought is: Well rested, well fed and lots of fresh air seems to do away with about […]

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Tags: Kids · Thoughtful Thursdays

Se7en Craft Kaleidoscopes for Kids…

May 7th, 2009 · 19 Comments

My kids have been asking to make kaleidoscopes for years – and I mean years! As the number of kids grows so the project gets put further on hold… I have images of little glass mirrors and bits of glass slicing off fingers and no… I just can’t face it… But we bought a roll […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts