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Entries from December 2013

Flowers for Madiba…

December 11th, 2013 · 12 Comments

Today was a most unusual day, we spent some time watching all the dignitaries of the world visiting our nation to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela… And this huge public display of affection for a man who led our country for a short time, and yet made such a difference and had such a […]

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Tags: Caring and Sharing · Homeschooling

And Let’s Have a Hoorah – Three Fabulous GiveAway Winners…

December 10th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Well we had a couple of GiveAways on our blog recently and eager readers are chomping at the bit to hear who the winners… Firstly I want to thank all of you that entered, thanks a ton for stopping by and leaving a comment… loved it!!! So here they come one by one: The Loot […]

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Tags: GiveAways

Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #200

December 8th, 2013 · 8 Comments

What a week… I thought I needed a break, I plotted and planned afternoons off and lazy mornings and then my Monday looked like this: A power failure when I really needed to be on the internet; a car that wouldn’t start; the gym phoning to tell me that my kids were waiting in the […]

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

Under an African Sky, we went to Meet the Bontebok…

December 6th, 2013 · 23 Comments

Our children were born under an African sky and it is appropriate to post today of all days about the excitement they feel when running barefoot across the land. It is appropriate to say that while we are citizens of the world, our roots are firmly planted on South African soil and when our children […]

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

Se7en + 1 Go Surfing with Waves for Change….

December 4th, 2013 · 22 Comments

Our kids have all been dying to go surfing for the longest time – we live in Cape Town, after all. Cape Town is one of the most sought after surf spots in the world. Everyone should at least have one chance to try surfing. But to be honest even if we live in one […]

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot

Yuppie Chef’s Simple Summer Cookathon…

December 2nd, 2013 · 8 Comments

It is the season for Yuppie Chef’s Simple Summer Cookathon… a grand family affair that we look forward to every single year!!! What can I say, some folk might call it a meal but we definitely classified this as a feast, so many new recipes to try and explore… so many new flavours and fabulous […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Se7en’s December And a Free Printable Advent Calendar….

December 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hello December and we’ve made a special calendar for you this month… it is an Advent calendar. You are welcome to either print the first page as our usual calendar and decorate a tree each day for the month of December or you can print both pages and with a craft knife cut along three […]

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