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Entries from September 2012

What We Are Reading Right Now #6 – Featuring Disabled Characters…

September 14th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Once a month Playing By the Book has a call for books with a specific theme, and this month, in line with the Paralympics, the theme was books with characters who had a disability. It was quite a challenge to find books that didn’t have a token wheel chair in the illustrations or worse children […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Homeschooling

Se7en + 1 Tips On Facing The Challenge of Venturing Out With Kids…

September 12th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Imagine for a moment that you attend a moms group, our church has one. I imagine most churches have them. Moms get together and have Bible Study and the small non-school going children play in plain-sight of their mums. Well imagine if you were one of those moms and your normally sweet toddler decided to […]

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Tags: Kids · Sunday Snippet · Thoughtful Thursdays

Saturday Spot: In Search of Spring at Silvermine…

September 11th, 2012 · 17 Comments

The sun came out and so did we!!! We went in search of Spring… The thing about Cape Town is that you can escape really quickly from the hum drum of city life… we have a mountain after all. We headed for Silvermine on a glorious day… And we were soon away from it all […]

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Tags: Outings · Visit Cape Town

Happy Birthday to the Father Person…

September 10th, 2012 · 6 Comments

We love you so and wish you a million bazillion more birthdays… I am afraid we didn’t get you a coffee machine… And we aren’t taking you out for dinner… But we can offer you a peaceful nap on the couch (maybe!!!) And dozens of drawings that all say we totally love you… Not to […]

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Tags: Home Truths

The Week That Was – 5.10

September 9th, 2012 · 6 Comments

So here we are almost mid-September… All that was crisp and cold… And on Tuesday we were still freezing and creeping from one patch of sun to the next… yup, that is indeed snow!!! But Spring is coming… And longer days and moon rises… And on Wednesday the weather turned and we were warm… overnight… […]

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Tags: The Week that Was

Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #138

September 8th, 2012 · No Comments

It is Friday… so let’s have some fun… Here are this weeks lovely links… You know I love Alisa Burke, well you have to take a look at her Frequently Asked Questions – being an artist… Inspiration loveliness!!! And if you need some adorable cuteness…then take a look at her darling daughter and the most […]

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

It’s a Wrap… Se7en + 1 Books Covered…

September 7th, 2012 · 6 Comments

New school year means new journals and lovely fresh crisp pages and lovely new markers and pencil crayons… and did I mention notebooks: You would think with homeschooling I wouldn’t bother with covering school books but trust me with eight kids and everyone having their own… We need to be able to see at a […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts