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Entries from October 2014

“Tis the Season for a Cuppa for CANSA… #Se7ensCuppaforCANSA

October 20th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Almost every year, around this time we have held some sort of virtual #CuppaforCANSA tea party. We would love our friends around the world to join us. You are all invited… #Se7ensCuppaforCancer It is a big event for us, it is a cause dear to our hearts and one that is easy for the whole […]

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Tags: Caring and Sharing

Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun… #246

October 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Fabulous fun Post filled with links and news… and the father person had tickets to the rugby… a sport like no other… I tell you!!! The crowds spend a lot of time like this, the teams spend a lot of the time like this… the players spend a lot of time collapsed on the […]

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

Time for a GiveAway… Africa Country Playing Cards from Mapstudio…

October 16th, 2014 · 44 Comments

Some years the focus of your school year can end up far from where you ever thought it would go and this year was one of those years. One trip to the library a couple of months ago and we took out a book on teaching tourism to scholars, it was such an inspiration. That […]

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Tags: Geography · GiveAways · Homeschooling

The Ins and Outs of Teen Reads Right Now…

October 15th, 2014 · 13 Comments

Guest Posting at PanMacmillan South Africa this week: All about Young Adult Literature: The inside scoop on what’s out there for young adults… Here’s the start… In a world where marketers are trying to separate adults, young adults, teens and tweens into different categories, and so expand their market, a glance at the young adult […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books

Fabulous Fun Post #245…

October 14th, 2014 · 11 Comments

A Fabulous Fun Post… in the week, because I wrote it for the weekend and then we did our first ever Trail Run… and one of us may have spent the rest of the weekend in recovery. To be fair we had an absolute blast… Even I the most sedate (read terminally slow) had a […]

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

Saturday Spot: A Very Educational Visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium…

October 13th, 2014 · No Comments

For all our visits to the Two Oceans Aquarium, and there have been a few, we have never actually gone on an actual educational adventure there before. Recently we had the had the chance to join the aquarium for a class… Class Room Time A heap of homeschoolers in a classroom, learning a couple of […]

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Tags: Outings · Saturday Spot · Visit Cape Town

Weekend Reading: Gareth Patterson’s My Lion’s Heart… An Author Interview of Note.

October 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

When I was asked to review Gareth Patterson’s Autobiography, My Lion’s Heart, I jumped at the task. In the last couple of years we have dedicated so much time to exploring our own local Nature Reserve, it has been such an adventure for all of us. However, like most South Africans we can only dream […]

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