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The Week That Was – 5.43… The Autumn, Beaching and Arting Edition!!!

May 28th, 2013 · 9 Comments

It has been a while since a Week That Was Post… really a while!!! It doesn’t mean we haven’t been doing anything – in fact quite the opposite.

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Autumn arrived…

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And though I deny it and continue to hang on to Summer… how mad is that!!!

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And tree tomatoes…

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And plenty of blue skies…

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And watching the world go by…

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And moon watching…

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Of the best kinds…

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And darker evenings mean… early baths…

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And no-one has noticed the hour earlier bed-time a couple of nights a week!!!

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And tons of visitors of course…

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And the world wide web…

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And visiting…

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And train spotting…

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And weddings…

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With table-tennis… as one does…

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And the great outdoors…

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The best time of year for endless beaching…

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And treasure hunting…

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Any day…

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Any time…

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And getting home from the beach for cocoa…

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And our ambles…

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Are becoming a little more substantial…

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Dare I say hiking…

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And actually gym…

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And a new neighbour – providing endless interest…

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And getting other eager students to do one’s school work!!!

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Some of us have been traveling…

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To distant lands…

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And the outdoor kitchen…

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Is the busiest spot around here…

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And swimming – though it the water must be freezing… freezing!!!

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And lazy lunches in the sun… with royalty!!!

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And tons of sandwiches for picnics…

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And waffles – ’tis the season for waffles!!!

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And tea-time…

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And a new era… taking my teens out for coffee…

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Letter writing…

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And a truth… if they plant it, they will pick it and they will eat it by the bucket… someone suddenly loves salad and greens!!!

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And someone rediscovered the bead box…

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And a very quiet afternoon…

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Dare I say… success!!!

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And Tower Building competitions…

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Music and books – always a good combination…

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Heaps and heaps of arting…

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Art… Art…

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And then a bit more art…

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My oldest and youngest…

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Our artwork of the week: has to be this… because I just couldn’t stop laughing when I discovered it… It is a monkey hiding in a bunch of bananas!!!

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And of course we are reading away…

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And tentative reading aloud… intermingled with the most magnificent stories… nothing like the words written in the book!!!

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And our books of the week are: Bill Peet classics that I remember taking out of the library as a child – they are hysterically funny and just what we need before bed!!!

This is what the Hoods have been up to:

Hood #1: Is the busiest person on earth… I can see a time when we just won’t keep up anymore…

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Hood 2: And photo walks…

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Hood #3: Has taken on Sunday afternoon teas… a project I highly endorse!!!

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Hood #4: Endless book writing…

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And more photo walking… because we just can’t get enough of it…

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Hood #5:Endless chef-training… and chopping onions has become a new art…

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And suddenly this guy can run…
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Hood #6: Writing, writing, writing… hours spent copying out library books…

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And heaps of joy…

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Hood #7: Hats…

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Music lessons hi-jacked…

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And the Se7en + 1th…
Hood #8: Who does a painting that we call “the study in black” every single day… suddenly produced a smile!!!

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And is in training for… life in general…
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That’s us… Hope you are having a brilliant week filled with Adventure…

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If you want to follow our day to day fun and photographs then follow along on instagram… we love it over there!!!

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katja // May 28, 2013 at 8:08 am

    oh waw! you are busy, busy!What a lovely activities you are doing!Fun,fun,fun! And it is so true that when kids plant it, they will pick it and they will eat it by the bucket!!!At our house/flat a parsley is a major hit! Pick it, wash it, eat it! ;)

  • 2 se7en // May 28, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Thank you… Katja… I cannot believe how this little guy is munching through his greens!!! Just one little twig of parsley in the salad from the garden and he is off… feasting away!!! I think he needed an excuse to eat them after saying he didn’t like them for so long… because he sure loves them now!!! I hope you are having the most fun week!!!

  • 3 Irene // May 28, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I love the idea for chopping onions… The chef in training could be the inventor of numerous gadets :)
    You guys are so busy every week, I still wonder how you even get to write about it…

  • 4 Linda B. // May 28, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I just love that “music and books” picture. Our pre-readers take their picture books to the piano to play music “just like Daddy.”

  • 5 se7en // May 28, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Oh Linda B, that is funny!!! Mt little guys have grown up with a big brother who trumpets daily – it is a way of life for them!!! Hope you have a fun week!!!

  • 6 aunty muffin // May 29, 2013 at 9:36 am

    loads of fun!

  • 7 se7en // May 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Yup Aunty Muffin, Hope you are surviving the exam stress/tension with enthusiasm…!!! Lots of love from the whole gang!!!

  • 8 kerry // Jun 5, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    oh man… every time I read these I want to come over and play!! What a fun, loving home & family :) Kerry xx
    kerry´s last blog post ..Undercover Vlogging

  • 9 se7en // Jun 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Oh Man!!! Kerry… There is a lot to miss about Cape Town… except our appalling weather!!! Hope you are having an amazing week!!!

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