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The Week that Was – 3.0 – A Blogaversary…

July 5th, 2010 · 15 Comments

Yup another year of blogging!!! Today our blog is two years old!!! Can you believe nine hundred posts exactly!!! And I have a week of Brilliant GiveAways and a Swap and Celebrities!!! So keep tuned!!!…

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This is what mid-winter is looking like here… and why we wouldn’t dream of having heating, and beautiful as it is it does get a “little crisp”…I know we suffer so…

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And sailing boats – no wind of course, it’s winter after all!!!

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Meanwhile a secret angel is coming to help me address the mending situation – that I so keep going on about and I am ready for a great big purge of stuff. Seems like July is the month for this, it is my pre-spring burst… and I will be looking for, well maybe not 100 things a day, but at least a shopping bag a day. My family of course insists that their is nothing to get rid of and I think I could get rid of absolutely everything – well I would probably keep my post-it notes, a box of untouched Crayola crayons (purely for sniffing purposes) and a  school copy of Jane Eyre. I will have to find the balance and remove the stashes of recycling that get hidden behind book cases just in case of a project, the endless broken pens that have been used to fire “who knows what” at fellow siblings… At this stage it is just on the surface – no need to go deeper… nobody else does (that’s how I know everything can go!!!) it is all very much on the surface… every surface.

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This is not a particular wintry freeze over, it is the beginning of the purge. I always begin in the fridge which is a solid block of ice and twenty million condiments had to “be sorted.”

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And summer fruit shakes in the middle of winter!!! It’s amazing what you have hidden in the depths of solid blocks of ice…

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And soccer fever reigns…

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And a walk to the beach revealed this sign:

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Otherwise it was a week of lying on the couch as little people got better:

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Well one hood didn’t spend a lot of time on the couch and one of the scholars has all their school work up to date. This is a moment in history folks!!! Even map work and timelines – the lot, up to date – I am so impressed… DSC_0379

Another birthday and ice-cream all round:

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And such a busy birthday that we almost forgot to gift her!!!

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And I knew I loved Pippi Longstocking but I had forgotten quite how much!!!!!! So our book of the week has to be:

Pippi Longstocking.jpg And I would love to say that this fairy was the offering of the week but alas it wasn’t for me!!! It came hidden away for the birthday girl, only an interesting map full of clues was left … so that the fairy could be discovered!!! DSC_0444 And this is what the Hoods got up to:

Hood #1: Discovered Lucky Luke!!!

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Hood #2: Has taken over bath duty…

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Just look at those feet, I think he may have played a little long!!!

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Hood #3: Well the father person missed dinner one night and she decided books all round would be a good idea!!!

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Hood #4: Well who exactly is this man?

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And he has discovered marble running:

 

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Hood #6: Has come of “treat preparation age” and is very happy with this new role… thank-you very much!!!

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Hood #7: We found this fairy collapsed in a heap under the covers – the days can get long when you are only two!!!

 

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And we are all permanently covered in glitter now!!! Otherwise she is so proud of her soccer hat, another great artist in training!!!

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Hood #8: Has taken to sitting in a spot and observing. What is that about? He has been trying to walk since he was born and will only ever sit still in his beloved bath towel… I sense he is planning his next move…

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And he is not called “Captain Cuddles” for nothing!!! DSC_0792

That’s us!!! Have a good week!!!

This Post is part of The Thirty Minute Mom’s Challenge at Steady Mom.

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 denise // Jul 5, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Oh, blue skies and mountains and beaches…you know I love seeing peeks into your area. So beautiful.

    I always want to throw everything away. I love to purge. 😉

  • 2 Ruby // Jul 5, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary. I love reading your blog so here is to your 3rd year!

  • 3 Tara // Jul 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    What a beautiful landscape.

  • 4 Doné // Jul 5, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Congrats on the 2 year anniversary. I really love your blog and all your great ideas. and of course, the photos of your beautiful children!

  • 5 se7en // Jul 6, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Oh Denise, today was day one of the purge and all I did was one small bag – I think I was looking in the wrong place!!! And as for blue skies, I must say our winter doesn’t look too bad when I blog it!!! Have a fun week!!!

  • 6 se7en // Jul 6, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Thanks Ruby, you are too kind!!! I hope you guys have a fun week together!!!

  • 7 se7en // Jul 6, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Thanks Tara, We really are blessed with a beautiful part of the world. Have a great week!!!

  • 8 se7en // Jul 6, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Thanks Done, I think this is going to be a fun week of blogging!!! I even have a local is lekker GiveAway!!! So keep on reading!!! Have a good week!!!

  • 9 Julie K in Taiwan // Jul 6, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary. 900 posts, that’s amazing, isn’t that three posts a day? You’re a blogging machine. =)

    Have you considered setting up a recycling center like this:
    http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/04/junk-in-our-trunk.html

    It might be a way to eliminate the hidden recycling stacks and give you a spot for the “if there’s no room, something else must go” rule.

    Good luck with the purge.

  • 10 se7en // Jul 6, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Hay JK!!! I feel a bit like a blog machine – I have no idea how many posts a day it is!!! Looked it up – it is slightly more than 1 a day… 365 days in a year!!! Blimey I need to find something else to do!!! Otherwise that’s a great idea with the recycling…hmmm I really need to think about it more – fabulous tip!!! Lots of love and have a great week!!!

  • 11 Sofia's Ideas // Jul 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    What a great blog you have! So glad to have found you through Steady Mom’s 30 Min Challenge! I am homeschooling 5, relatively new to it, its our 1st year. I look forward to learning lots from you! 🙂

  • 12 se7en // Jul 6, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    HI Sofia – So nice to meet you!!! I have met so many great people through the 30 minute Challenge!!! It’s been a great ten months of fun!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 13 Amanda // Jul 7, 2010 at 1:23 am

    happy Blogaversary!

    I’m in a purging mood too! i’d love to throw out everything in sight too. Good luck with the purging.

    oh ya wish our winter looked like that here.

  • 14 Susan@improvamama // Jul 8, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Happy Blogaversary se7en!!!!!!!! That’s an achievement to celebrate!

  • 15 se7en // Jul 8, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Hay Susan – Thanks!!! I can’t believe it’s been two whole years!!! It is simply amazing how much ground you can cover!!! Have a great week!!!

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