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Entries from February 2010

Se7en Makes a Card Family in Se7en Steps…

February 13th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Meet The Card Family: And Their Friends: Let’s Meet Players: A pack of old cards, one or ten were missing. Ours were mini-cards but any cards will do. Pipecleaners. Bottle Caps. Anything round will work for heads. Markers. A Paper Punch. A Blob of Glue. Mini Magnets. Let’s Play The Game: Cut your pipe cleaner […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Recycle Crafts

Se7en South African Book Resources for Kids…

February 12th, 2010 · 7 Comments

In a week of South African posts it is only right that I publish a list of books that we use to “South Africanize” our homeschooling. In a previous post I have addressed the issue regarding using an American curriculum when we live in South Africa. And as our summer is not eternal and we […]

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Tags: Geography · Homeschooling

Se7en makes Bobotie and Yellow Rice in Se7en Steps…

February 11th, 2010 · 17 Comments

In the spirit of our blog’s South African Focus this week, in honor of the release of Nelson Mandela twenty years ago, it is only fitting that we give you a South African Recipe… While most South Africans would say that “the braai” is our national meal I would have to say that bobotie is […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

A Truth About Blogging…

February 10th, 2010 · 22 Comments

The truth about blogging is that you are really looking at a snapshot of folks lives. Just the bits and pieces that we want folks to see… Have a look our New Year Post: This was the reality: Laundry to be folded, dishes from a huge breakfast with friends, a tired New Year Tree… but […]

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Tags: Home Truths · Stuff About Us...

This Week (8 February) at Se7en…

February 10th, 2010 · 4 Comments

February and the blog world has gone mad for Valentines Day!!! We are going to have a Bit of a South African flavor on our blog this week in honor of the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release on 11 February 1990. Visit our Fabulous Friday Fun Post This weekend for a great GiveAway!!! Here are […]

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Tags: Activity Calendar

Sunday Snippet: Three Special Stories – A GiveAway…

February 8th, 2010 · 25 Comments

Just for fun… I have three brilliant books to GiveAway this week. As usual I have to thank Christian Book Discounters who kindly supplied the book for this GiveAway… Now these are story books published by Scripture Union and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. One often finds that stories that aren’t Bible […]

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Tags: GiveAways · Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot : The To-Do List…

February 8th, 2010 · 11 Comments

In the Spirit of BackRooms and Getting Things Done… I know I need to get to The Lab which has to be sorted before school begins again, into some sort of order. This is a little room off our kitchen, which no matter how hard we try always ends up as the dumping zone. It […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Inside · Saturday Spot