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Entries from May 2013

How Green is Your Grocer?… Se7en + 1 Things to Look for in a Green Grocery Store…

May 22nd, 2013 · 4 Comments

I think the word green grocer has taken on a new meaning in the last couple of years… I have written before about how I never intended to be a green mother, it happened as our lifestyle unfolded. Well similarly I never intended to be a green shopper but I have become one. We have […]

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Tags: Green Living · Organizing Se7en · Outings · Visit Cape Town

Sunday Snippet: Seekers of the Lost Boy – A Give Away Winner…

May 21st, 2013 · 4 Comments

Let me just say that our readers appear to love a good GiveAway. This book was one you really all wanted to read. There is everything to love about this book: A homeschooling family living in a post-apartheid South Africa, on a quest to discover the past. You can read an interview with the author, […]

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Tags: GiveAways · Sunday Snippet

Saturday Spot: Table Mountain, A National Park Right In The City Centre…

May 20th, 2013 · 27 Comments

Table Mountain is a National Park and a world heritage site, right in the centre of Cape Town it stretches right down the Peninsula, almost into our backyard. This means that wherever you are in Cape Town you are always only a short distance from the great outdoors. Now I’ve never met a Cape Town […]

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Tags: Hiking · Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #171…

May 19th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I was absolutely devastated to hear of the awful accident and the loss of my friend Kathreen I loved this: Drawing with a BIRO on Alisa Burke’s site this week… We may well be drawing in Biro for art this week… … I think I would very much like to take a visit to an Enid Blyton Exhibition… If you have ever wondered what a homeschool parent looks like, then look no further than Penelope Trunk’s article: You’re the type of Parent Who Chooses to Homeschool.

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

For Kathreen…

May 18th, 2013 · 12 Comments

I was absolutely devastated to hear of the awful accident and the loss of my friend Kathreen and her husband, at WhipUp. Good friends, we swapped posts from time to time and emailed frequently. Our daughters are friends across the ocean. Honestly I am so deeply sad and do not have words to say. Only […]

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Tags: Home Truths

Anthony Horowitz Reveals His Cabinet of Curiosities to Se7en+1.

May 16th, 2013 · 17 Comments

If you mention Anthony Horowitz in our house then all ears perk up. When we heard he would be in Cape Town for the Franschhoek Literary Festival we were so excited. And when PanMacmillan South Africa asked us if we would like to interview him… it was a unanimous “YES”… and then we waited months […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Reviews

Se7en + 1 Went ArtJamming…

May 15th, 2013 · 10 Comments

I know – some folks are braver than others… I am not sure that I would invite this gang over to paint my walls… We were unable to drag the youngest artist away from his brushes for a photo!!! But the new ArtJamming Stall at the Paddocks in Milnerton knows no fear and invited us […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Outings · Visit Cape Town