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Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #230

July 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Well Happy Weekending to all of you… Possibly the busiest week of all time, with so many friends stopping by. Gasp, there wasn’t even the tiniest space on the calendar for one more thing, and we are all looking forward to our day of rest. The Start of the week was sunny, and I may have been a little enthusiastic and about half a bazillion projects have been begun. Then the rain set in and we are back under blankets with books…


Plenty of cold wintry walks in the evenings… it is getting dark a little later… but the cold remains!!!


Book of the Week

There was something about this book that I felt I had to read it, for the longest time… really it intrigued me. I am now deep in the heart of the book, if it has one, and it is a bit of a strange read. I am enjoying it, it is not quite the book I expected. The flow of the book took a while for me to get used to, it is some how jerky and full of pauses where one could get totally distracted. However, after you get used to the rhythm of the book, you can understand the message of the book and I find myself lingering somewhat in the pauses… enjoying it and not wanting the book to end too soon. This is a beautiful book, but not at all pretty…heart wrenching. It is the story of a young girl, Liesl during World War II and living in Germany. She is in foster care and the only book that she has at the start of the book is the Gravedigger’s notebook… This is an astonishing read and I can see why it is on many folk’s “must read” list… I find myself surprised over and over again as the book unfolds… Is it on my list of best reads ever… I am not sure, it could go either way. Definitely one of those profound books that you either savour or can’t get past the first ten minutes. I am savouring and winding my way through it.


Lovely Links This Week

  1. I think it might be time for a little bedroom upgrading around here… these books on Kidstylefile look so inspiring.
  2. Really enjoyed Under the Sycamore’s Hiking with Kids non-professional tips!!!
  3. You are going to love us for this link: printable LEGO gift boxes… on linesacross.
  4. Here’s something crafty that my girls could totally get into right now, on Art Projects for Kids: How to make a rounded braid.
  5. This is one of my dream destinations… on Imagine Childhood, really I collect islands.
  6. Just totally loved this on: The Crafty Crow, 14 Inspiring And Easy Nature Crafts and Activities Your Kids Will Love.
  7. In the spirit of doing stuff… Apartment Therapy had some lovely DIY’s just to take a peak at!!!
  8. Do you feel like a creative challenge? Tinkerlab has one right now, and so does Family Fun…

    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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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cassi // Jul 20, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Thanks so much for the link love!!!
    Cassi´s last blog post ..14 Inspiring & Easy Nature Crafts And Activities Your Kids Will Love!

  • 2 se7en // Jul 20, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Hay Cassi, What a pleasure… and we so thought of you the other day. We were out hiking and these two crows followed, right next to us, the whole way… Incredible really!!! Hope you are enjoying some summer, lots of love from the gang.

  • 3 Zoe // Jul 21, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Love the concrete planter idea with the house leeks – we have so many of the plants, would be really fun to do something a little bit silly with them 🙂
    Zoe´s last blog post ..Book bag envy?

  • 4 cat@jugglingact // Jul 21, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Oh the Book thief is a really fantastic read and one you remember for a long long time. And thanks for the links – those Lego boxes is just what I need for a certain two boys’ party this year
    cat@jugglingact´s last blog post ..Port Elizabeth for kids

  • 5 se7en // Jul 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Oh Zoe, I loved those planters too… I am longing for spring and some gardening enthusiasm!!! Hope you are having a fabulous week!!!

  • 6 se7en // Jul 22, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Hay Cat, I am so enjoying The Book Thief…something totally totally different to my usual read… Hope you are having a great week!!!

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