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The Week That Was Post – #201

August 17th, 2014 · 9 Comments

We haven’t posted a week that was post in a month… what can I say. When it rains, and it has – a lot – we have hunkered down in bed and read copious amounts of books and when the sun has shone we have done piles of laundry and headed for the beach…

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Like I said… it had rained and rained and rained… And we will remember this as the winter we made the most use of our couch…

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Ever…

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And then we had sunshine. And we did what all beach dwellers do…

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We headed for the beach, because that is totally the best place to be in winter… empty beaches and sunshine…

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Living proof that we are not designed for wintry weather…

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We have a new sport… trainspotting, gotta say we do not have the most exciting trains on earth… but the dash to see a train rain or shine…

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Has led to many wintry walks…

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If you can call what these boys do walking…

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Ummm feet no where near the ground ever…

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More or less out of the water…

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We have spotted one or two signs of spring… I don’t want to say that too loudly because I know it is early days…

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Our daily walks are taking us further afield… that’s our very first home…

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And…
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Kalk Bay….
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And home again…
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And when you pause…

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At one stage it got so cold and miserable that we declared a science week to lift our spirits…

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That quickly evolved into a science fortnight…
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Heaps of experiments, conquered…
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I’ve been on a mission to tidy… just one thing a day… bookshelves, my desk, the works…

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Everytime the sun shines we dash outdoors…

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There has been the usual creating of apartment blocks…

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There has been the usual arting…

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And drawing…

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And the Artwork of the Week:

I have no idea how to finish this off… what do you do with all the loops? Any hints?

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But mostly it has been books in bed…

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Books in a sunny spot…
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Books in bed…
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And the Book of the Week:

Because Usborne Books and Things to Do just can’t be beat…

And this is what the Hoods have been up too

Hood #1: Is determined to create the entire world of Tolkien on the beach.

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Hood #2: Is the family champion of mini-golf…

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Hood #3: Baking… and then some more….

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Hood #4: Is spending this winter writing a book in bed…

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Hood #5: May this young man never get tired of bringing me interesting bugs to look at…

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Hood #6: Making, making, making…

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Hood #7: Reading, reading, reading…

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Hood #8: Creating the whole wide world every single day…

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With his own special style…

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That’s us, hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!!

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mrs FF // Aug 17, 2014 at 7:36 am

    You have been very busy! Your post makes me want to move to your city!
    Mrs FF´s last blog post ..Saturday Snapshot {YELLOW}

  • 2 Marcia (123 blog) // Aug 17, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I love all the lefties 🙂 And all the books!

    I have no idea what to do with those loops except maybe stitch those two ends together? but what was it going to be/ what is it? 🙂
    Marcia (123 blog)´s last blog post ..Party posts wrap-up!

  • 3 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Aug 17, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Looks like fun times for the se7en gang!
    Christi {Jealous Hands}´s last blog post ..our first day back to (home)school :: meet the students

  • 4 se7en // Aug 18, 2014 at 1:46 am

    Mrs FF, Hi there, how are you!!! Well if you can’t move here… you can always dream of a holiday!!! Wishing you the best week ahead…

  • 5 se7en // Aug 18, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Marcia, So good to hear from you, and yes lefties abound over here!!! I think he is making a blanket for his bear and I think maybe this is why they hang tassels on the end of weaving projects!!! Hope you have a great week, really looking forward to ours!!!

  • 6 se7en // Aug 18, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Hay Christi… Busy as usual… fun times!!! Wishing you all the best week ahead…

  • 7 cat@jugglingact // Aug 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

    No idea about the loops. Looks like everyone is having a great time though.

    We have that 1000 things book too and quite a few other Usborne books – they totally rock
    cat@jugglingact´s last blog post ..Yesterday really had the “Spring is in the air” feeling.

  • 8 se7en // Aug 21, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Oh Cat, Usborne books are just way beyond incredible and inspiring!!! Totally love them, they do indeed Rock. Hope you are having a great week!!!

  • 9 Tammy // Aug 22, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Cool post..very colorful and fun.

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