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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #219…

April 20th, 2014 · No Comments

The Easter weekend is here, one of our favourites of the year… It is the season for beautiful sunrises…

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And this morning we watched about one hundred thousand bazillion runners fly past our house… Two Oceans Day…

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Meanwhile we have heaps of books donated to our community library, and piles of them have been lurking in our lounge. We can not thank our brilliant readers enough… Our pile of books has grown and grown… We are going to be delivering on World Book Day… we are so excited about this, you have no idea!!!

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Meanwhile, definitely a weekend for feasting and friends…

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Here are some lovely links from this week:

  1. Something to think about: from Meet Me At Mikes… Books Are not Tabs…
  2. Love this Easter Tradition on Life Your Way…
  3. Knowing our love for World War Books and Marcia Williams, we loved this post on FBCG and will have to add this to our wish list.
  4. More food for thought: 10 Reasons Why Men Have so Much Difficulty Making Friends by David Murray on Head Heart Hand.
  5. Oh Book Nook Heaven on Apartment Therapy…
  6. I may be the last to show this to the worldm Twenty-Four people applied for the world’s toughest job… I totally love this… A four minute, heart-warming video.
  7. Oh Ikea, Ikea… why are you not in Cape Town… 10 Flexible IKEA products on Apartment Therapy, I mean!!!
  8. And the se7en + 1th link:

  9. A Blast From the Past: And here are a couple of links to posts, this week, from previous years:

Book of the Week: Chad Le Clos: Unbelievable, by Myan Subrayan, published by Penguin Books South Africa.

If you are looking to read into the heart and mind of an Olympic athlete then you will enjoy this book. It is a quick read about the life and times of Chad Le Clos so far; and the years of dedication and focus that went the race where he conquered his childhood hero, Michael Phelps. For someone so young he has achieved so much and he continues to shine as one of South Africa’s rising stars. Reading this book, you will realise how life changing the event was for him, he reached his goal… and yet how down to earth he remains and he is still a regular guy with his regular friends,… and he says living his regular life. But to be honest there is nothing regular about the life on an Olympian, except perhaps their gruelling training schedule. He comes from a family that is very close and their dedication to each other is palpable throughout the book. His mother is a breast cancer survivor and as you read through this difficult time in his life, you realise that he had more to overcome on his rise to the top, than just lap times.

I have to say that if you have aspirations for yourself or a child of yours to become an Olympic star then this would be a good read to see just how much as a family you will all have to be committed to your cause and you will be shown a sneak peak into just a few of the many trials and absolute dedication required. I for one am glad that I have no potential Olympic athletes amongst my gang… I wouldn’t wish it on them or on the rest of us. Chad continues to say through out the book that he was never pushed and was driven at an early age to do his best. I have to say there is a fine line between motivation by being pushed and by encouragement and I for one wouldn’t want to be the parent to balance along that line. This book has nothing untoward in it and if you have a young and inspired athlete I would suggest they read it… it is inspiring to read about a young man with a great work ethic, who has plenty of encouragement to share with younger athletes.

We received a copy of this book from Penguin Books South Africa for review purposes. We were not paid for the review and our opinions are as usual entirely our own.

That’s us… Hope your weekend is a fabulous one and we are so looking forward to another week of blogging with you all…

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