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Entries from July 2014

There is a Huge LEGO Debate Going on Over Here…

July 22nd, 2014 · 7 Comments

I can categorically say that in our house, by far the most popular toy, across all ages, is LEGO. And in the last week with heaps of visitors stopping by, it was indeed the hot topic at our table. Everybody had something to say and everyone wanted to make sure they were heard. They were […]

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Tags: Blog Events · Caring and Sharing · Green Living · Thoughtful Thursdays

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 […]

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Tags: Fabulous Friday Fun

It is Mandela Day and Just 67 Minutes Can Make a Difference…

July 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The 18th of July is Mandela Day, in South Africa we celebrate his birthday by giving 67 minutes of time to volunteering and community service. Do something, just one small thing to make a difference… The 18th of July is a good day to do the right thing and serve, serve, serve… So many projects […]

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Tags: Blog News · Caring and Sharing

Se7en + 1 Conquer Yuppie Chef’s Cooking Course: Mastering Meat #1

July 17th, 2014 · 3 Comments

I am all for kids in the kitchen… you have to know that the one skill that I hope my kids will be leaving home with will be the art of cooking… feeding themselves is fundamental to life, feeding friends and family at the same time will hopefully take them far. Too this end we […]

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Tags: Cook Book Reviews · Monday Munchies

Se7en + 1 Meet Up With the Cape Leopard Trust and Head out for more Hiking in Cape Point Nature Reserve…

July 16th, 2014 · 15 Comments

It’s been about a year since we began our monthly outings to explore Cape Point, and I have to say after hiking and exploring the highways and byways, it is all starting to fit together. On Friday we hiked one of the trickiest hikes in the park… some of us conquered it and one of […]

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Tags: Cape Town · Green Living · Hiking · Outings · Saturday Spot

What We Are Reading Right Now #26

July 13th, 2014 · 8 Comments

It’s been a wintry weekend and we pretty much spent it immersed in books… totally and utterly and literally immersed. Last weekend I decided to do a little bit of a book shuffle, and now we have piles of books almost everywhere. And because of the chaos on, or rather off, the shelves we dived […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books

Se7en + 1 Celebrate Sugar Cookie Day… Lemon and Double Chocolate Expresso Cookies for the Win…

July 11th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Right around this time every year we declare a science week and take a break from our regular routine and get tons of science experiments done… day after day – fun times. Also, according to our calendar, yesterday was Sugar Cookie Day… and I am all about scientific discovery. It doesn’t take too much to […]

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Tags: Cookies · Monday Munchies · Plenty of Parties · Tuesday Art Task