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Entries from September 2009

Se7en Says… Happy Birthday Katherine-Marie…

September 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

What do you do when a famous blog friend has a birthday on National Play-Do Day… Well you send them a birthday surprise! Well Katherine-Marie of Katherine Marie Photography .com We would like to wish you a very very With lots of love from your friends at

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Tags: Home Truths

Gloop or Brains in a Bag (Depending on Your Queeze Factor) in Se7en Steps…

September 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Yes, we do live with a mad scientist who thinks concoctions are a way of life and blowing things up is just a natural extension of “all in a days work”!!! Needless to say he was the perfect candidate to demonstrate some gloop. This is really easy and you will find recipes for it all […]

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Tags: Concoction Crafts · Crafts for Kids

Se7en Bits and Bobs for Beginner Bloggers…

September 17th, 2009 · 10 Comments

So many folk say to me: “I wish I had a blog but I don’t know how to begin” or “I wish I had a blog but I don’t have the time to learn how”… Turns out that this is one of those things you learn on the fly. First I just needed to know […]

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Tags: About Blogging · Blog School · Homeschooling

Challah, Traditional Jewish Festival Bread in Se7en Steps…

September 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

So Friday is the start of Rosh Hashanah and traditionally Challah bread is served. When served on a regular Sabbath evening these breads are plaited. The three braids represent: truth, peace and justice. The sprinkled seeds on top represent the manna that fell from heaven when the Israelites were roaming the desert at the time […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

This Week (14 September) at Se7en…

September 15th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Another September week with a whole lot of new days to celebrate. And here are September’s Calendars:’s Calendar. Enchanted Learning. Reading Activity Calendar. Teacher Vision. And a tip for locals: It is National Parks Week in South Africa and there is FREE ENTRY To South African National Parks this week, I kid you […]

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Tags: Activity Calendar

Sunday Snippet: Patricia St. John – A GiveAway.

September 13th, 2009 · 27 Comments

Another Sunday Snippet and Another GiveAway. As usual I have to thank Christian Book Discounters who kindly supplied the book for this GiveAway… A while ago I wrote a Sunday Snippet: Helping Your Kids to Read Worthy Books… Well Patricia St. John is one of the best authors of Worthy Books for kids. These Chapter […]

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Tags: GiveAways · Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: The Beach Walk…

September 13th, 2009 · 10 Comments

So last week in the Saturday Spot I posted about the The Baby Basket and Se7en Pre-Baby Traditions… And one of our traditions is a long walk on the beach… So off my family took me… the great mother person and family headed down to the beach for a tramp. I love the seasonal-ness of […]

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Tags: Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town