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Entries from September 2014

Sunday Snippet: Construction Site – Expect Delays…

September 15th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Roadworks seem to be the fashion of the day and we are never very far from them. I have a child who loves and adores a good construction site and fortunately for her, there is often one within walking distance of home. Much as she loves construction sites I have a feeling that the amount […]

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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #239…

September 13th, 2014 · 6 Comments

It has been such a busy week… and the posts I had planned never came to fruition, which is a good thing because I have a pile of blogposts in the pipeline all close to “good to go.” This week, someone we know discovered flying is for the birds – literally. He has needed lots […]

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What We Are Reading Right Now #30 – The PanMacmillan Edition…

September 12th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Once again we bring you a pile of the latest and greatest new kids books, hot of the press… A Family Read A Loud: We have absolutely loved Sam Angus’ previous books: Soldier Dog and Hero… so much so that I read this as soon as it landed in our review pile and I am […]

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Se7en + 1 Reasons to Keep on Reading Aloud to your Kids…

September 10th, 2014 · 26 Comments

I really wanted to write a post for World Literacy Day and then we ended up spending the afternoon reading through a huge pile of books and it occurred to me that that was a far more appropriate way to spend any day, especially World Literacy Day. I am all for literacy… and placing a […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Language Arts · Se7en at School

Saturday Spot: A Family Friendly Hike in Cape Point Nature Reserve…

September 8th, 2014 · 15 Comments

I was planning to post our source to the sea river hike this weekend, and then I realised that this week is South African National Parks Week, so I thought I would post our favourite family friendly hike in Cape Point. We have spent the last year doing a number of hikes in the Cape […]

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Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #238… And a GiveAway Winner…

September 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Fabulous Fun Post… and Spring is in the air… though I suspect, not quite with us yet… Heaps went on behind the scenes on our blog this week, lots of little upgrades, lots of fabulous impending posts and great giveaways are coming your way… All our Homeschooling Posts have been updated in to one […]

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What We Are Reading Right Now #29… the Penguin Books South Africa Edition.

September 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

It was one of those weeks were very little got done around here. While it is frustrating to get “nothing done” it was wonderful to conquer a heap of reading. Mountains of books have been read, recipes have been tried and tested and before we knew it the pile of review books was looking slightly […]

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