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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #231

July 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments

So this past Monday we went on the Red City Bus… we took together about 2000 photographs, I kid you not… and then our week filled up with… curious little incidents, that kept me well away from my laptop not to mention ho hum school. Needless to say my post on our recent chess adventures, getting off to a good school year, or even our se7en + 1 top Photography tips for kids… never actually made it onto my screen let alone near a “hit publish button.” So I just want you all to know that I am thinking about blogging, but sometimes I have to take cognisance of the fact that I homeschool eight kids and have a blog. And sometimes the balance flows more towards the one than the other, especially now that my older kids are well older. They just require more time and attention, in a good way.


So here we are Friday night and I think it may well be time that we got back on track and started posting posts on their particular day of the week… it worked. So Saturday Spots will be back and Thoughtful Thursdays… So give us a little time and there will be a little shuffling about and we will be back to particular posts on particular days… no matter what. So here is a Friday Fun post on a Friday…

The Book of the Week

I have wanted to read this book, about forever. A friend lent it to me last week and much as I would love to read it in a sitting I am being very disciplined and spreading it out over the week… I am savouring it. Katie Davis’ adventures began in her final year of high school, when she went on a three week mission trip to Uganda. She was her senior class president and homecoming queen, to be honest I don’t actually know what that is but it sounds very important and about as far from raising more than a dozen daughters in Uganda as you can get. This book blows the idea that some folk are just better at getting things done than others. I love that Katie is a regular girl, not a super hero… just someone who got up and did something. She didn’t wait until she had better skills, or until she was better trained, or any other excuse… she got up and went where she was called to go. It is simply the story of someone who believes that each little action adds up to one great event. She doesn’t just believe in serving with all her heart, she acts on it. I am loving this book and sure do want my kids to read this one too… I love that there are people in the world that don’t just talk, they do. Her book is a wonderful humble and humbling read. I love the interspersed pages from her journal, and I love that she just writes so eloquently about the life she is living. A fascinating read and one that will stir your heart.


Lovely links from this week:

  1. If this very wintry winter ever ends… Then Emma Bradshaw’s Picnic Loaf is Top of the List to make…
  2. The Crafty Crow had a brilliant round-up of Photography for Kids…
  3. On Simple Homeschool: Homeschooling on a Zero Budget. Lots of useful links and resources.
  4. I’m Listening to the Read Aloud Revival and really loving it… a podcast all about reading fabulous books with your family.
  5. Competitions you might want to enter: Draw some monsters for ANORAK competition… And Usborne Quicklinks has a cool competition…
  6. Love the DKBLog’s Cardboard Box Inspiration…
  7. Absolutely love this Adventure on Proof/NationalGeographic… Taking family adventure to a new level…
  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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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mrs FF // Jul 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    2000 pictures! Wow that must be a record. Can’t wait to see some of them. I’m sure you have discovered a lot of gems along the way!
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  • 2 se7en // Jul 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Oh Mrs FF… My photographs, the father person’s, Hood #1, 2, 3, 4… There are a lot of photographs and the delete button is my best friend!!! I am planning to post later this evening. We had the most fabulous time – it really is a great way to visit your own city. Hope you are enjoying the weekend!!!

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