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Entries from October 2012

Sunday Snippet: The Jungle Doctor and the Whirlwind… A Review.

October 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments

I remember reading the Jungle Doctor stories when I was much younger and really enjoying them… so I was looking forward to listening to this audio book with my children. I thought it would make fun family listening. Yes, it was a great listen but not so much fun, as gripping. A story about a […]

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There is a Friendly Spar WhereEver You Are… A GiveAway Winner…

October 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments

So we had a GiveAway for our readers… and asked you all your favourite picnic spots and I have to say, I am so impressed with our readers, the certainly came to the party – or the picnic!!! Love all your picnic ideas!!! And thanks to Spar and their Freshline range… We had a voucher […]

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Saturday Spot: Cape Town by Night Thanks to City SightSeeing Cape Town…

October 29th, 2012 · 10 Comments

There is a lot to be said for being a tourist in your own town. Recently CitySightSeeing Cape Town offered us a pair tickets to try out a night-tours on their fun red-top-buses!!! But Summer just never got here… not to mention we would need a sitter for se7en + 1 kids!!! Well Saturday night, […]

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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #144

October 27th, 2012 · 2 Comments

October is drawing to an end… Already!!! Here are this weeks lovely links… The second week of the lovely, awesome, stunning, creative Pip of Meet Me at Mike’s blog school is up… Oh Katherine Marie and her monsters kits, I don’t have anything to add… just totally darling!!! My girls love and adore paper dolls… […]

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Se7en Reviews: Simply Delicious by Alida Ryder…

October 26th, 2012 · 5 Comments

A week of food blogging would not be complete without a cookbook review… and a South African cook book by a fabulous food blogger!!! Earlier this year I was privileged to attend the Cape Town Food Blogger’s Indaba and what an experience it was… One of the speakers was Alida Ryder who blogs at Simply […]

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Se7en’s Ultimate Pastry Post: The Celebrity Chef Turns Pastry Chef for a Blogpost…

October 25th, 2012 · 13 Comments

We live with a celebrity chef and he cooks and he cooks and he cooks… He gets it into his head to master a skill and then he pursues it until he has got it. One year it was zesting and this year it was pastry. So here you go: pastry in a nutshell from […]

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Table for Ten – Part 1: Se7en + 1 Food Rules…

October 24th, 2012 · 21 Comments

One of the first questions folk ask about having eight kids is how on earth do we feed them… and another friend who keeps asking me to write “How Do You… ?” Posts… This is going to be one of those. In fact, the more I though about “the what, the when and the how […]

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