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The Week That Was – 5.48

June 21st, 2013 · 8 Comments

There has been a glitch, a glitch that I will call photography… Not for the first time I have ground my computer to a halt by filling it to the max with photographs… the max. It isn’t the first time and I am guessing it isn’t the last… I have spent the evening deleting five thousand photographs… five thousand… FIVE THOUSAND… it isn’t enough and I will have to spend the weekend deleting as well… not quite what I had planned!!! Anyway in lieu of a few days blogging I thought I would create a week that was post… because while our blog was resting we certainly weren’t!!!

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The weather, as you can see from our tree is cold and wet, interspersed with glorious days, and a bright tepid sun. We are cold, most of the world would say “mild”… we are flimsy that way!!! The beach has been its perfect self… with misty mornings.

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Crispy mornings…

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And icy evenings…

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Did I mention the snow…

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Plenty of glorious sunsets…

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And waiting for the rain to stop…

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And loving every moment of sunshine…

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The laundry has been enjoying the sunshine and watching for whales in the bay – we haven’t seen any yet…

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But it is cold, and I think I need to plant a cocoa plantation in our yard…

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Even cocoa with just my two littlies…

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Car troubles of course… and we had to learn again that local is really where everything is at!!!

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I have been home and had time to start sorting all the piles of papers that accumulate towards the and of the school year…

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So many friends visiting…

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Little friends…

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And a friend came to visit us for the week… all the way from Lesotho…

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We took her to see the city and a samurai, of course…

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And the beach…
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And Charly’s Bakery…

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As one does…

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And Gold Restaurant…

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And a visit to a research vessel…

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Otherwise… heaps of birthdays…

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And someone I know has just discovered “going to parties” and my goodness, I think she might enjoy the whole idea!!!

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Meanwhile it is the season for flowers…

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And haircuts…

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And someone has always loved the hairdryer… so would anyone if they believed it made them fly!!!

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And end of term concerts…

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And exam practice…

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Tis the season to be arting…

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And drawing every day…
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And tons of projects…

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Our Artwork of the week:

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We have been reading…

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And reading…

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And reading…

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And our Book of the Week: This book is about houses round the world, amazing and detailed collages, and packed with interesting snippets… I can see a lot of little projects will be inspired by this book…

Well we are reading this again… for the bazillionth time… and I know we will read it again and again!!!

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And poetry, we love The Child’s Introduction to Poetry…

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And this is what the Hoods have been up to:

Hood #1: These guys have been playing “rock, paper, scissors” forever…

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Hood #2: Serenading with the saxaphone…

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Hood #3: Watercolours with her littlest brother…

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Hood #4: Building “not very water proof” dwellings…

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Hood #5: Did I say… knife skills… as a chef must…

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Hood #6: One of us knows how to dress for the weather…

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Hood #7: And making endless pots of fairy tea…

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Hood #8: Is planning a day of a day in the kitchen…

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And that’s us… hope you have had the most fantastic week!!!

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sue // Jun 21, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Oh wow – good to see a photo of you on your blog! And please tell us more about your Lesotho visitor – would love to read more about her visit.

  • 2 Cheryl // Jun 21, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I feel dizzy just reading about your week! Fun times.
    Cheryl´s last blog post ..Let sleeping snakes lie, my child.

  • 3 Kelly Pardee // Jun 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Thank you for your time!

  • 4 se7en // Jun 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Kelly, It is just my pleasure – I love blogging so much… but choking my computer is never a good moment in time… Have a great weekend!!!

  • 5 Homeschool on the Croft // Jun 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I really, really have to spend a day deleting photos off my computer too …. the thought is such a drag :/ … but the consequences will be *bad* if I don’t :)

    Little House books … I never, ever, ever tire of them! The read-aloud times when we went through that whole series is probably the highlight of my homeschooling life …

  • 6 se7en // Jun 22, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Homeschool on the Croft… I am so thrilled to see you stop by and leave a comment!!! Made my day!!! Oh photography, shmotography… !!! I put it off and put it off and put it off… and then my computer gets slower and slower and stops… “Start up disk is full.” I have been so much more disciplined since the last time it happened (I just don’t learn!!!) – deleting all but essential pictures when I load them up. But that isn’t enough, what is essential this week is not essential next week… so a weekend of trailing through the archives it will be… delete, delete, delete. And yes… can one ever tire of Laura Ingalls… especially in the middle of Winter!!!

  • 7 se7en // Jun 22, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Hi Sue, Our visitor from Lesotho is the daughter of the pastor of the village we stayed in when we visited… she studied at the Bible College near our home a couple of years back and used to spend weekends visiting us. It was lovely to have her visit and hear all her news of home, not to mention what a sweet addition to our family – she fitted right in!!! Our family went from ten to eleven without a blink and we missed her deeply when she went home again. Thank you for asking and hope you have a lovely weekend!!!

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