se7en

The life and times of a home schooling mom of se7en + 1.

se7en header image 2

The Week That Was – 3.21

November 30th, 2010 · 35 Comments

Hi there… We missed you all but it was so good to have a week off!!! What can I say – clear skies and December looming…

DSC_0067

We needed a break… just a bit of peace was in order… and posters weren’t enough!!!
DSC_0084
So we gathered our water bottles…
DSC_0082
And took a trip in our untrustworthy steed…DSC_0889
And we went looking for blue skies…
DSC_0872
We drove…DSC_0877
And drove…DSC_0911
And drove some more…DSC_0916
We wound our way…
DSC_0934
Up hill and down dale…
DSC_0929
To places far…
DSC_0941
From the world of internet…DSC_0944
And zero cell-reception…DSC_0949
To a slice of quiet…
DSC_1857
And a house in the country…
DSC_0961
The nearest neighbors were a couple of goats…DSC_1331
And were they hungry…DSC_1324
It wasn’t just a trip to the country but a trip down memory lane… way down!!! Because in the olden days when I was very short we used to visit the same spot… and we ate at the same table and I am sure it was about ten times bigger then!!!
DSC_0979
But I remember the bushes billowing over my head and I remember the dam was as wide as an ocean… times change, what can I say!!!
We finally met our cow!!!
DSC_1246
And other associated farm animals…
DSC_1231
DSC_1233
DSC_1254
We went on night hikes…
DSC_0982
And had camp coffee…
DSC_0991
We went trailing…DSC_1132
And tracking…
DSC_1387
We discovered beasties…
DSC_0987DSC_1127DSC_1838DSC_1786
And plants…
DSC_1662DSC_1417DSC_1096
We had braai’s every night…
DSC_1124
And turned roosterkoek into pizza…
DSC_1436
Mostly we went exploring…
DSC_1040
And clambering…
DSC_1037
Swimming in every possible waterhole…
DSC_1061
DSC_1821
DSC_1694
And more hiking…
DSC_1629
And exploring some more…
DSC_1691
And hunting…
DSC_1706
And exploring some more…
DSC_1704
And hiking through strange lands…
DSC_1466
And caving…
DSC_1542
And clambering…
DSC_1620
And stretching…
DSC_1506
And hiding…
DSC_1531
And hiding some more…
DSC_1485
And looking at the view…
DSC_1537
And through the window…
DSC_1534
And dashing around…DSC_1551
And discovering…
DSC_1481
And sweltering…
DSC_1659
And recovering…
DSC_1434
We played some Uno…
DSC_1209
And did some painting…
DSC_1205
And Bananagrams…
DSC_1437
And some more painting…
DSC_1210
And some more Uno…DSC_1006
And whizzed through the Kindle:
DSC_1206
And waded through a book shelf of ancient readers digests…
DSC_1845
And our book of the week… has to be my Italian set work book… who knew I could have read the whole thing in English on a bookshelf in the country… we read these stories and laughed out loud, typically bittersweet!!!

DonCamillo.jpg

Hood #1: Followed the rules and made sure that he was never out of sight!!!
DSC_1403
And he makes a fire just like his mother – Woosh… A son after my own heart!!!

DSC_1673DSC_1675

Hood #2: Dragged his sister fishing every day!!! And she willingly followed!!!
DSC_1218
And spent hours scavenging for ancient artifacts…
DSC_0075
Hood #3: Was always happy to be at the destination of a hike than actually on a hike!!!
DSC_1804
Hood #4: Is still the champion feather finder!!!
DSC_0972
And spent his time doing research in the spotters guides…
DSC_1767
Hood #5: Was the dreamer of dreams…DSC_1826
And the gatherer of lots of stones…DSC_0078
Not to mention the best lizard on the block…DSC_1024

Hood #6: Was in heaven…finding creepy crawlies everywhere!!!
DSC_1681

DSC_1682

The teller of tall tales:

DSC_1295DSC_1302DSC_1301

And the stealer of hats!!

DSC_1175
Hood #7: Was the cutest hiker and the bravest explorer!!!
DSC_1469

Hood #8: Discovered rivers…
DSC_1394
And happy hiking…
DSC_1562
And the tap… he just loved that tap!!!
DSC_1670
And now we are home drinking tea and eating rusks…
DSC_0079
And the reality of holidays…
DSC_0083
Is sorted and packed away…
DSC_0086
Would we do it again? In a blink!!!

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Tags: The Week that Was

35 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Aunty Muffin // Nov 30, 2010 at 6:25 am

    What glorious photos and a wonderful vacation!
    Great memories for the children; and a dream-holiday for them!

  • 2 se7en // Nov 30, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Hay Aunty Muffin!!! You are so right… memory making!!! I am sure they all grew an inch or two while they were exploring outdoors for a week!!! Have a good week!!!

  • 3 irene // Nov 30, 2010 at 8:35 am

    This looks like so much fun….

  • 4 se7en // Nov 30, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Oh Irene!!! You have no idea how much fun!!! And did we all struggle to sit down and do school yesterday!!! Anyway we have a heap of memories!!! Lots of love!!!

  • 5 mel grant // Nov 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Looks like a fantastic place to visit and a real adventure. Welcome back.

  • 6 Christine // Nov 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Sounds like you all had a fantastic time!

  • 7 se7en // Nov 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Mel, We had a fabulous time!!! Not so glad to be back!!! But I am sure I will be when I am after my next latte!!! It’s a two hour drive to the nearest store and that is not exactly a shopping mall or metropolis either!!! Have a lovely week, enjoy the sunshine!!!

  • 8 se7en // Nov 30, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Oh Christine we did!!! ANd we certainly needed a break – it has been six years since our last holiday!!! Six years and a number of kids later!!! Lots of love!!!

  • 9 LollyChops // Nov 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    What an amazing post! I loved every single picture! Miss ya and thanks for sharing! I had to drop in and see what you have been up to!

    HUGS!

  • 10 Kim Allen // Nov 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Very glad to hear you had a fantastic time! The photos are beautiful! I especially loved the one of Hood No.1 sticking to the rules….took me a long while to figure out where he was. :-)

  • 11 Mumsy // Nov 30, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Hi. This looks like a great place for kids. I’m also in the Western Cape, so would love to know where this holiday spot is?

  • 12 se7en // Nov 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Lollychops!!! I can’t believe you stopped by… I am so thrilled… no honored!!! You made my day!!! I read blog avidly waiting for every hysterical installment!!! Hugs right back to you!!!

  • 13 se7en // Nov 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    I know Kim… If I knew how I would have scribble an arrow pointing to the at hat… hoisted above his head on a long stick, so I could just “see” him as he wandered off through the taller plants!!! We had had a great time thank-you!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 14 Karen M // Nov 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    What a fabulous adventure you had!! Such great memories made for you and your family. Thanks for sharing!

  • 15 Debbie // Nov 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Would love you to reveal where this spot is. Looks like the perfect ‘away-from-it-all’ place!

  • 16 irene // Dec 1, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Oh, by the way – I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Don Camillo

  • 17 se7en // Dec 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Hay Mumsy, It is a guest farm in the Cederberg called Kromriver… I am going to Saturday Spot it, with all the details, this week… Just waiting for the weekend!!! Have a good week!!!

  • 18 se7en // Dec 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Karen, It was a lovely time… thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a good day.

  • 19 se7en // Dec 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    HI Debbie… It is a guest farm in the Cederberg, called Kromriver… I will be blogging all the details in my next Saturday Spot!!! Have a good week!!!

  • 20 se7en // Dec 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Hay Irene… Don’t I wish I had known I could just read it in English… I did copious amounts of translation!!! And learnt great chunks of it off by heart !!! Hope your day is excellent!!!

  • 21 jenni // Dec 1, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    beautiful photographs, looks like an amazing place to visit, thank you for sharing!

  • 22 Stephanie // Dec 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    What an absolutely fabulous trip!
    So, so, so much coolness. I can’t list my favorites, because there were about fifteen (favorite) parts! :)

    Though I do love the lizards and toad and the spider!

    Congrats on a great vacation!

  • 23 se7en // Dec 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks Jenni, Glad you liked our photos, the internet is grabbing our replies today!!! But I really wanted to say thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!!!

  • 24 se7en // Dec 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Hay Stephanie!!! It was pretty… no very cool in an altogether hot kind of way!!! Shew, talk about under the African sun!!! We had a great time and thanks for the congrats… somehow I think I need them for pulling off an actual trip!!! Have a fun week!!!

  • 25 Se7en’s Sandpaper Cave Art… » se7en // Dec 4, 2010 at 7:11 am

    [...] you take your children on vacation to the middle of nowhere… And suppose while you are there you show them some amazing Ancient [...]

  • 26 Adventures In Babywearing // Dec 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    That was awesome. And what beautiful skies! I want to go on a trip with your family!!

    Steph

  • 27 se7en // Dec 4, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Hay Steph!!! We would love you to come on holiday with us!!! Imagine twelve cute kids in one spot I would probably expire from all the cuteness!!! But them what a way to go!!! Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!!!

  • 28 The Week That Was – 3.22 » se7en // Dec 6, 2010 at 4:04 am

    [...] all the excitement of a holiday, this week was indeed a strangely ordinary one… We did find time for an avalanche… And [...]

  • 29 jacki // Dec 7, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Just awesome and awesome and, well, awesome!

  • 30 se7en // Dec 7, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Hay Jacki… We thought of you all the time, your guys would love a swim in the rivers and a clamber on rocks and eating out under the stars… it was fabulous fun!!! Enjoy the snow, we would love to see it!!!

  • 31 Saturday Snippet: Kromrivier Farm in the Cederberg… and Se7en Things to do there… » se7en // Dec 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    [...] many of you asked us where we went on vacation – because naturally it was so splendid that you want to go too!!! We stayed on a farm called [...]

  • 32 Saturday Spot: We Have Gone Walking Today… » se7en // Jul 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    [...] A Photographic Week in the Cederberg [...]

  • 33 Se7en Visit With Justin Bonello » se7en // Dec 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    [...] see the layer of cream near the top of the bottle, oh yes!!! I remember that I spent my holidays on a farm in the Cederberg and farm milk was the best… a little tricky to get hold of when you live in the city and [...]

  • 34 Se7en + 1's Sketchbook Project 2013: The Travelogue... - se7en // Jan 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    [...] Otherwise every school vacation was spent adventuring on a farm in the Cederberg: [...]

  • 35 Saturday Spot: Your Southern African Bucket List... A MapStudio GiveAway... - se7en // Mar 24, 2014 at 2:32 am

    […] Search for Solitude in the Cederberg […]

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

RSS Feed  Comments on this post   RSS Feed  All comments
Afrigator