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Entries from February 2013

Se7en + 1 Are Really Building A Library Book By Book…

February 28th, 2013 · 6 Comments

On the 14 of February was International Book Giving Day and we launched a challenge to our readers to raise a library book by book for a small township school. Last week we posted an update for you as well as a list of Book Giving Projects from all over the world… And I thought […]

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Tags: Blog Events · Caring and Sharing · Home Truths

Se7en Audible Gasps About Blogging – It’s Just Not About the Money…

February 27th, 2013 · 31 Comments

When you are a mother of many one of the first questions you are ever asked is: “How on earth do you afford it?” and folks feel no shame in trying to figure out our family expenses. Literally jaws fall to the floor as they try to imagine the cost of living, let alone feeding […]

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Tags: About Blogging · Home Truths

Saturday Spot: Beach Days…

February 25th, 2013 · 26 Comments

When you live two blocks way from the beach then beach days are a way of life… here’s a typical trip to the beach… Always check the flag… black = “poor visibility…” Yes, their slops go in a circle… Yes. The blue towel for me to sit on and the pile of everyone else’s towels… […]

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #159

February 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments

February has nearly flown by… Here are some lovely links from this week: What a Fabulous Day Book Giving Day Was… and you can read all about it in the World Book Giving Day Blog Hop… go and read away and see what folk did to celebrate… Meanwhile we really are building a library book […]

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

Se7en + 1 Things My Homeschool Kids Don’t Know About Their Teacher…

February 22nd, 2013 · 16 Comments

So I started this year with a plan to write posts about certain themes in certain months and January was to be the month of homeschooling posts… and February… well I have a fabulous friend who so persistently asks me to write about organising… that was February’s theme… and now it is the 22 February […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Organizing School

International World Book Giving Day Blog Hop – And A Progress Report…

February 21st, 2013 · 9 Comments

Welcome to the International Book Giving Day Blog Hop… Last week was International World Book Giving Day and all over the world folk celebrated by giving books to young people, old people, really all sorts of people…If you took part in World Book Giving Day and blogged about it then we would love you to […]

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Tags: Blog Events · Blog News · Caring and Sharing

What We Are Reading Right Now – #13

February 20th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hood #2: If you haven’t been reading The Time Rider Series by Alex Scarrow… then now would be a really good time to get started… my boys have been grabbing them from the library whenever they spot one and were thrilled to receive book #7 in the series, Time Riders the Pirate Kings, to review. … The story is of course a classic, old lady grumbles that her house isn’t big enough and the wise old man suggests that she takes in various members of the farmyard, of course the crew in the cottage get more and more squashed as time goes by and when eventually they release all the animals back into the yard – then the cottage feels like a mansion… read it, if you haven’t already.

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