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Entries from September 2009

Se7en’s Birthday and these are a few of my Favorite Things…

September 22nd, 2009 · 40 Comments

So yesterday was my birthday, yup the day after Hood#1’s… Birthday! I would have posted this but our internet connection was tepid and clearly I wasn’t meant to be blogging!!! Let’s get back to the birthday thing: This is me in the olden days when I was young, about “19” years ago, before cars and […]

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This Week (21 September) at Se7en…

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Another September week with a whole lot of new days to celebrate. Here are September’s Calendars:’s Calendar. Enchanted Learning. Reading Activity Calendar. Teacher Vision. And here are this weeks links, have fun!!! 21 September: International Day of Peace. Pinwheels for Peace. We are Definitely making pinwheels today, thanks to Ordinary Life Magic for […]

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Sunday Snippet: A Massive Giveaway…

September 21st, 2009 · 39 Comments

So we have reached post 550 and I thought we were due for a mighty big GiveAway, to celebrate a year and a bit of blogging. I know it is not a week for a GiveAway, but hay when you all obviously like GiveAways so much what can I say… And as usual CBD has […]

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Happy Birthday Hood#1 and Se7en of the Best…

September 21st, 2009 · 9 Comments

Hay Hood #1: Reader of books: Inventor of gadgets: Flyer of kites: Blower of Bubbles: Happy Birthday to You! How did it happen so fast!!! From zero: To twelve: Here are Se7en of your Best: Favorite Book: Dragonology. Favorite Movie: Wall-E. Favorite Meal: Hamburgers and Ice-cream, at the Diner, and Hawaiian Pizza. Favorite Outing: The […]

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Sunday Snippet: Patricia St. John – GiveAway Winner…

September 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last Sunday I posted Sunday Snippet: A Patricia St. John GiveAway… and promised the winner by today. The winner was carefully selected, as usual, by Hood #6, who has no bias or leaning towards letters or numbers and so no preference for any of you!!! Firstly thank-you so much to all of you who entered. […]

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Saturday Spot: A Sunday Drive on Saturday…

September 20th, 2009 · 9 Comments

My sweet family knew I was definitely not up to a walk on the beach this week, so we headed out for a drive down the Cape Peninsula and a bit of a whale hunt. False Bay is one of the best places in the world to casually view Southern Right Whales – we are […]

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The Week That Was – 2.12

September 19th, 2009 · 21 Comments

So here we are – another cold and wet week… And the Hoods kept very busy while I waited for #8 and waited and then waited a bit more – this kid has a mind of its very own. So we celebrated Chocolate milkshake day… Some enjoyed this first time delight with great gusto! Some […]

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