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The Week That Was – 3.17

November 2nd, 2010 · 6 Comments


Summer brings so many things… raging seas and howling winds, not to mention other things!!!
We always forget how windy it gets… so while it has warmed up, we have barely been able stand up for the wind!!! Otherwise a week of tea parties. And I learnt an important life lesson this past week: I am not an activist by any means!!! Out of all my readers I was not even able to motivate a handful of donations!!! And to those folk that did donate I am seriously and eternally grateful!!! I will be sending you a tea-pack soon as I can!!!
So a week of tea…
And stories…
And more stories…

And plotting and planning outings for future Saturday Spots…

There were bubbles galore:
There was a lot more of The Cure going on…. cleaning, tossing, scrubbing…
And arting:
And learning:
There was science:
And reading:
And hijacking of kindles and summer nights in the hammock…
And friends…
And fine dragons…

And our book of the week… has to be this one:
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Hood #1 started reading this to us in the car on the trip to and from gym and we are all totally hooked. It is about a girl who is just a little off the beaten track, who doesn’t bow to the norm. She has two lovely and eccentric uncles… the characters are simply amazing. It is funny and clever and full of little surprises… and lones I want to remember like this one: “Time is not money, Mrs Kaplan, Time wasted is often well spent. Money wasted is merely redistributed.” I am a firm believer that time wasted is often well-spent. We are nowhere near finished but we are loving it!!!

And my artwork of the week has to be this one!!! I just love it!!!


And this is what the Hoods got up to:

Hood #1: Is living with his music stand as he prepares for his end of year concert…
DSC_0199And is taking breakfast preparation to new heights!!!
Hood #2:There was kiting…
Hood #3: Was just immersed in tea-party craftiness…
Hood #4: Has discovered reading for leisure and will read anything and everything to any available ear…
Hood #5: Has taken on a new persona… where would we be without 3D glasses.
Hood #6: Just can’t stop painting!!!
Hood #7: Has taken the whole wedding thing to heart, flowers and all!!!
Hood #8: Is ready for Everest!!! My heart can hardly take it… I know some of them are climbers – but this one is an extreme mountaineer and so proud of every achievement. But that may just be due to the hordes of well wishers and onlookers at every single move he makes!!!

That’s us!!! HAve a fabulous week!!!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jess // Nov 2, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Oh dear! I would have loved to donate but this week all my donation dollars went to my oldest daughter’s fundraising project! Malnutrition packs for children. Too many good causes, not enough budget! Next time flag it for a little while before hand so we can squeeze that bottom line a bit more…

  • 2 se7en // Nov 2, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Hi Jess!!! Don’t feel bad!!! I know I will need to have a lot more lead time if I do this sort of thing again – and I am planning to call on our readers for something in February… I know it seems a long way off but I have a feeling that I need to start thinking way in advance!!! I hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 3 Jo // Nov 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Hood #8 is so cute! I also have a serious climber (turning 2 this month) and it has been a big shock to my nerves as my older son is very cautious! Even worse than the climbing is the JUMPING! He wants to jump off everything, and has no fear whatsoever!

  • 4 KM // Nov 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I can’t believe you are in the mist of SUMMER time fun! Looks like one week of creative magic!

  • 5 se7en // Nov 2, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Hay KM, Suddenly it is hot. hot. hot. and windy!!! Hope you guys are having a good time!!!

  • 6 se7en // Nov 3, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Hay KM Again… I just popped over to visit your costumes!!! How totally darling!!! I can’t believe how your baby has grown, suddenly he is the man about town!!! Totally cute!!! You guys really know how to have a good time!!! Lots of love!!!

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