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Entries from December 2009

Se7en Do Christmas: Step Six – Calendar Planning and Traditions…

December 16th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Now I know this is a mad time of year when everyone is insanely busy doing stuff and folk get totally stressed with too many events – cancel them, call in sick and especially don’t sign up for them in the first place. Trust me in ten years time, let alone twenty, no-one will remember […]

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Tags: Organizing Se7en

Children Are People Too, Se7en Gripes…

December 15th, 2009 · 44 Comments

After a week of Christmas Shopping, some would call it eating out I feel the need to mention that children are people too… and what better place than on our blog and I will pop it into the Steady Mom’s 30 minute challenge because really a mother person can only gripe for so long before […]

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Tags: Home Truths

This Week (14 December) at Se7en…

December 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

So this is December and we are busy doing all sorts of Christmas preparations and having a lot of Advent Fun… Here are the Calendars:’s Calendar. Enchanted Learning. Reading Activity Calendar. Teacher Vision. Here is our weekly picture celebrating Hood #8… And here are a few links for this week: 14 December 2009: […]

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Tags: Activity Calendar

Sunday Snippet: Top Tips GiveAway…

December 14th, 2009 · 16 Comments

So it is Sunday and time for another GiveAway. As usual I have to thank Christian Book Discounters who kindly supplied the book for this GiveAway. Click through and follow the link to their fabulous new website. Scripture Union has a series of books called Top Tips, they are concise, Bible based books packed with […]

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Tags: GiveAways · Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: Se7en Do Christmas Shopping and Feasting Around Cape Town…

December 14th, 2009 · 8 Comments

So Christmas is looming and while we make most of our gifts and totally believe that gifts should be home made from the heart we do like to shop and buy a couple of little things. This past week was our week for Christmas shopping… we actually do have a plan! I always try and […]

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

The Week That Was – 2.24

December 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

So here we are: blazing summer sunshine and hectic wind!!! Ahh! Summer is here and we have two reluctant weeks of school to go… but otherwise we are having lots of summer fun: Shakes for breakfast: Boating: Camping: Apples in a shady spot: And haircuts: The father person is on holiday for the first time […]

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Tags: The Week that Was

How to Make a Reversible Poncho in Se7en Steps…

December 11th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Hood #3 has been dying to sew forever and finally the time has come. Just the thought of the gidgets and gadgets that are associated with the sewing machine sends her reeling with curiosity and excitement! So I decided to go with something terribly easy, especially since all she wanted to do was sew clothes!!! […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Fabric Crafts