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Entries from November 2009

Saturday Spot: The Kindle…

November 8th, 2009 · 25 Comments

For our Saturday Spot I was going to stick with my South African theme this week, but time got away… So I was going to blog on the local Garden of Remembrance, which is always eventful on Remembrance Day – but it is pouring with rain and I am not venturing forth for photographs…in the […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Saturday Spot

The Week That Was – 2.19

November 8th, 2009 · 5 Comments

So it started off sunny and I decided that summer was here and we would be swimming everyday from now on. But here we are sitting in the midst of a huge storm with pelting rain and howling wind. I am very grateful for our snug home right now!!! We had a busy week. I […]

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Se7en Build A Township and a GiveAway…

November 7th, 2009 · 30 Comments

We seem to have had a week of South African posts. We had a South African braai, reviewed a new South African cookbook and we had a typically South African Monday Munchie. So it seems only fitting that we did a South African art project. Se7en created a township: Townships in South Africa are huge […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · GiveAways · Paper Crafts · Recycle Crafts

Se7en Do Christmas: Step 1 – Operation Christmas Box…

November 5th, 2009 · 19 Comments

We blogged about Operation Christmas Box last year, and here I am sharing the details again. It is the very first event on our list of Christmas things to do. Just by placing this project first on our list is an indicator to our kids of how important it is to serve others. We have […]

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Tags: Organizing Se7en

Justin Bonello’s Roosterkoek in Se7en Steps…

November 4th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Justin Bonello’s Cooked in Africa is one of our favorite cookbooks ever – here is our rave review!!! Naturally we needed to try a recipe as soon as we got it! I am dying to try his tin cup breakfast but we needed something to dash on our braai on Saturday and RoosterKoek – braai-bread […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Family Recipes

Se7en Review “Cooked in Africa” by Justin Bonello

November 4th, 2009 · 13 Comments

I mentioned in our Week That Was last week that we had been back to the Waterfront for a visit. I hinted at books and signings and Monday Munchies… well here it is! An invitation on the Pengiun Books Website… and we were there… Here is the book: Here is the author signing our book: […]

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Tags: Cook Book Reviews · Family Recipes

Se7en do Christmas in a Nutshell…

November 3rd, 2009 · 29 Comments

The thing about Christmas is that it happens just once a year and because of that everyone feels a desperate need to get “all” of it right. I mentioned in our GiveAway on Sunday that we spend the month of November doing all our Christmas preparation, it works for us!!! I think as a culture […]

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