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Entries from May 2011

Se7en Sneaky Tactics to Encourage the Almost Reader….

May 15th, 2011 · 26 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post: “So You Have Raised a Reader – Now What?” and it was filled with ideas for the young avid reader that just can’t put a book down. I followed it up with Se7en of the Best Bazillion Chapter Books – A Book Bonanza. But what about […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Homeschooling · Language Arts

Se7en Welcome the Whales…

May 13th, 2011 · 11 Comments

I do confess I am not a Winter person but Winter does bring some wonderful visitors to Cape Town and apparently the whales are back in town… We haven’t seen them up close and personal yet… but they are definitely back in town!!! So we made some retro whales to welcome them…. We began by […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

Se7en of the Best Blog Books That I Am Reading…

May 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I would love to say I have a beautiful Sunday Snippet to publish, I would love to say I didn’t have a child up all night with the vomits last night, I would like to say we whizzed through school and were finished by lunch time, I would like to say that I didn’t have […]

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Tags: Reviews

Sunday Snippet: Sunday Snippet: Another Fabulous Ruth GiveAway and a Teen Read – A Winner…

May 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I know you are looking for a GiveAway Winner for last weeks GiveAway… Sunday Snippet: Another Fabulous Ruth GiveAway and a Teen Read… Here are the books again: "Faithful God: An Exposition of the Book of Ruth" (Sinclair Ferguson) "Watchers" (Sheila Jacobs) A big thanks to you all for taking time to enter, I think […]

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Tags: GiveAways · Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: Monkey Valley…

May 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

So we went on a trip to find the Autumn, it is annual event… I think we may well have missed it!!! Seriously, did I blink? Not a whole lot of leaves left on the trees… Well patches of green remain… We went on to Monkey Valley for lunch – hmmm always a pleasure!!! An […]

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Tags: Restaurants · Visit Cape Town

The Week That Was – 3.44

May 10th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Another week that was… And the seasons are definitely changing… The beach is looking fabulous… There were gloomy days… There were green seas… And sea-shells… For all the wintry moments, there was still some hoods in the splash… A fan club… And the ice-breaker… He did it… and then they all tumbled in and joined […]

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Se7en Things I Learnt From My Mum…

May 9th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Since it is Mothers Day I thought I would tell you se7en things I have learnt from my Mum. Firstly meet my mum: she pops in and out of photographs on our blog from time to time, but here she is surrounded by some short people that love and adore her… So here you go, […]

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