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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #227

June 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Well Happy Mid-Winter… Amidst the rain and all the cold… we had a day of sunshine, I feel we used it wisely.


We packed and stacked the peach/laundry tree


And headed out…


For castling and cones…


And yes some folk were brave enough to swim… but let’s just say it was instantaneous: in the water and straight out!!!


This Weeks GiveAway

We are giving away a Scratch Map… it is totally and utterly fabulous… click on the image and enter!!!


Book of the Week

BodyGuard Ransom by Chris Bradford, and published by Penguin Books South Africa. The first book in this series came out a year ago and all I can say is, that it has been a long wait!!! When we met Chris Bradford, the author of the Young Samurai series, I knew my kids would be hooked on his writing. He is a great writer of adventure books and you can hear him read the words as he writes… Conner Reeves is the bodyguard, a new kind of hero put in place to protect the twin daughters of an ultra wealthy businessman. He is the perfect choice of bodyguard, practically invisible… since no-one would expect a average looking teenager to have the skills of a trained and highly skilled bodyguard. The plot takes place off the coast of East Africa, and pirates have hijacked the yacht the teens were on. Of course an adventure of fantastic proportions follows. Short, sharp chapters and very exciting action make this a fabulous read… the number one complaint was that it was over far too fast. This is the second book in the Bodyguard series, we reviewed the first one, Bodyguard Hostage in this post, you can take a look at The BodyGuardBooks Website over here.

We were given this book for review purposes by Penguin Books South Africa, we were not paid for this review and our opinions are as usual our own.


Here are Some Lovely Links from this Week

  1. There are summer reading lists to die for everywhere… but ImagineChildhood’s list just looks magical…
  2. Our kids have been in the midst of mud-heaven but this made me long for summer: HandMade Charlotte, of course, and Backyard Inspiration…
  3. Too darling for words and totally doable: Krokatak Matching Game…
  4. Shalom Mama… Break Through Writer’s Block – or How to Overcome Creative Hurdles… lovely common sense!!!
  5. And of course A Beautiful Mess Packed with fifteen stunning Paper Projects!!!
  6. There seems to be a sleep crisis going on… almost every ne I know is so exhausted and they don’t have new babies, sick kids, whatever… here’s Michael Hyatt with 6 Strategies too Sleep Soundly, Wake Rested and Accomplish More…
  7. I love this post on Head Heart Hand: Daddy does God Want to Save Me… A Resounding Yes!!! Read it…
  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:

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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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Katja // Jun 22, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    In our part of the world we are starting summer, and our mid winters are colder than on your photos! 😉 We can not wait to have a holiday by the sea! We started to count down our days towards it! Camping, here we come! 😉 Oh, what tastes of ice creams do your kids like? Our like everything, as long it is chocholate! 😉

  • 2 Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot // Jun 23, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Always love to see a pic of your big and beautiful brood 🙂 x A
    Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot´s last blog post ..How to Overcome Anxiety and Enjoy Epic Adventures

  • 3 se7en // Jun 24, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Hay Annabel Candy, How lovely to have you stop by, just made my day!!! I noticed your one site had a smooth transition the other day… Hope the winter further south is treating you all well… now we have crossed over to lengthening days there has been an audible sigh of relief. Sending lots of love…

  • 4 Author Interview: Chris Bradford - Meet the Man Behind the Samurai Sword... - se7en | se7en // May 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    […] You can look for reviews of the previous books in the series at these links: Book 1: Hostage and Book 2: Ransom. […]

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