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Se7en’s Fabulous Fun #248, #se7ensCuppaforCANSA and a GiveAway Winner…

October 27th, 2014 · 8 Comments

We have a lot going on over here and this post has heaps bits and pieces to read in it… There’s our Cuppa for Cancer and our “Where in the World Are You?” GiveAway Winners… Scroll and read, scroll and read… hope you enjoy it!!! Meanwhile our weekend looked like this… clear and glorious skies…

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Se7en’s Cuppa for CANSA

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It is time for #se7enscuppaforCANSA, spot us on instagram all week… you can read all about campaign over here…

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We would love you to support our cause… it is quick and easy and every little bit adds up…


The Book of the Week…

Danger is Everywhere by David O’Doherty and illustrated by Chris Judge: This book is a lark, jam packed with every conceivable danger that you could ever imagine… and more than a few of those that you have never imagined before as well. Filled with tongue in cheek humour and absolutely packed with life-saving tips… beginning with the how and where to read the book safely. This book is packed with acronyms and when you complete the book you receive a DOD certificate… and thats a Diploma of Dangerology Certificate for those who are asking. This book looks like a handbook to life, and one of my emerging readers took the whole thing quite seriously, and is quite relieved that they now know how do deal with shark attacks in the home!!! This book had all my other kids laughing hysterically and reading snippets out-loud through gasps of hysteria. We rank this as a fun, fun, fun read. For readers of all ages above the level of “I can read it myself,” it is easy to read and packed with illustrations… great for the child who loves books but not reading too many words, and great for anyone who wants to just dip in and glean a couple of quick and “essential” safety tips.

This book is a Puffin Book and you may not know this but Puffin books have a fab podcast for kid readers and if you haven’t heard of Virtually Live… it is a webinar that Puffin Books host with popular authors, the latest and greatest books or illustrators… it is fab and fun. You can join in live or watch later… here’s the link to the upcoming Danger is Everywhere… Virtually Live. You do want to sign up, my kids really enjoy this.

We were given this book for review purposes by Penguin Books South Africa, we were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed are as usual totally our own.

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This Weeks Lovely Links

  1. Did I ever mention that we love A Beautiful Mess and their new project… “le sigh” We are Giving Away in a House…
  2. This is really such a good read… Should Christians Mourn. And since this is our “Cuppa for CANSA week” and we have a couple of kids and it is a cause that is very close to home… here is a post on Talking with Children About Cancer.
  3. And can I say a galactic YIPPEEE What Katie Ate… The New Book…
  4. And this is fabulous, interesting and well I love a good infographic…A Social Media Etiquette Guide Infographic from the Problogger.
  5. Another really excellent read 5 Bad Substitutes for Discipline… on Tim Challies this week.
  6. We don’t really do Halloween in our part of the world, just not a feature over here… but this collection of Halloween Photo Tips are really brilliant and relevant for any kid photography.
  7. And you really need to see this, not only has the kitchn just launched their cookbook but take a peak at their Online Cooking School… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE…
  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:


GiveAway Winners


Africa Playing Cards from MapStudio

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Firstly, that’s our world map… the red stars are blog followers that told us where in the world they are… and if you haven’t told us yet… feel free to let us know, we would love to add you to our map.

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All the entries…

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All mixed up…
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And picking and choosing… by our random selector…
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And the winners:
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And the winners… we had two packs of cards… one for a local address and one for the far side of the world…

On the far side of the world:

Jeanine Oct 20, 2014 at 3:11 am I have to say honestly, I am more excited to see your map covered in pins for each readers location, than winning the cards! Im a stickler for learning & stats ;D I do hope you’ll share a photo of it once complete?!?! In meantime, we are Canadians as well like above commenter–Accept we are down & over in Ontario, Canada. Toronto is thee main major city visited here/there by tourists, however our capital city is Ottawa! And, our family resides in specifically a wee town called Georgetown. You could look for us under & around the Halton Hills “Region”. Region represents a few small towns like a pack, that are run by the same Members of Political Parties, by-laws, & stuff!  LOL! Sooo excited to read all comments from others when I can too. You’re an incredibly inspirational family…

And here at home:

Anita Oct 18, 2014 at 5:03 pm We are in Cape Town, RSA. The cards look very interesting, please enter us.

We would like to thank MapStudio, who supplied us with the GiveAway Cardss. We were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed in it are as usual, entirely our own.

That’s us… Hope your weekend was a fabulous one, we are so looking forward to another week of blogging with you all…

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kirsten Oliphant // Oct 27, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Thanks so much for linking to me! Great to find your site. Scuse me while I go look around. 🙂
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  • 2 se7en // Oct 27, 2014 at 4:54 am

    Oh Kirsten, Thank you for your really great post… I had to share it. It is a topic that folk just don’t seem to know how to tackle, even if they are in the heart of it all… and your words really were healing and affirming. I hope you have a good week and thank you so much for stopping by.

  • 3 Linda // Oct 27, 2014 at 5:04 am

    We are blog followers from San Antonio, Texas!

  • 4 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Oct 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Lots of great links this week! Thanks for sharing! xo
    Christi {Jealous Hands}´s last blog post ..our first day back to (home)school :: meet the students

  • 5 se7en // Oct 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Glad you liked the links, Christi… It was a great week for reading on line… everybody was on form!!! Wishing you all the best week!!!

  • 6 Marcia (123 blog) // Oct 27, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

    I LOVE seeing that long red CT tail on the map 🙂

    Thanks so much for posting it – I love “nerdy” things like that!
    Marcia (123 blog)´s last blog post ..{Friendship Friday} Speed (friend) dating

  • 7 se7en // Oct 28, 2014 at 3:57 am

    Oh Marcia, we love it too… it was really fun to find out where our readers are… and pop them on our map, why haven’t we done that before!!! And yes, lots of response from Cape Town, we love that too!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 8 Jeanine // Nov 6, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    SOO awesome! Really fantastic post. Thank you so much again! 😀
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