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Entries from November 2014

Cape Wild Fire on Elsies Peak Above Fish Hoek and Glencairn…

November 19th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Just an ordinary day… that began with everyone doing a bit of school and hanging the laundry while watching the ocean… And the power going out for maintenance, as it does. And a puff of clouds above house. But when the Cape Fire Helicopters arrived we knew there was a bigger problem… And it quickly […]

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Tags: Our Events · Saturday Spot

Coffee Culture, A Coffee Lover’s Bible… Another Mapstudio GiveAway…

November 18th, 2014 · 24 Comments

I told you all that we would have a GiveAway every single week throughout the month of November. Our Road tripping GiveAway is closed, we will announce the winner soon. This week we bring Coffee Culture: The South African Coffee-Lover’s Bible. For many of us the day only begins after we have had our first […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Drinks · GiveAways and Swaps · Monday Munchies

Se7en + 1 Things My Kids Need to Learn Before They Leave Home…

November 17th, 2014 · 14 Comments

Home is where the heart is, home is a haven and for our children home is the preparation ground for stepping out into the world one day. We have this idea as moms of young children that our children will be with us forever, that we will be in the rut of diapers and dishes […]

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Tags: Kids · Thoughtful Thursdays

Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #251

November 16th, 2014 · No Comments

A damp wet week… mid-November always is, every year I look back on our blog to check and every year it is the same… cold and wet and then summer erupts… just can’t wait. But wow, have we been getting a lot done… it is definitely time for a week that was post!!! This Week’s […]

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Five Books in Five Days – Day 4: Journey

November 14th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Welcome to our fourth book of The Picture Book Party: Five Books in Five Days, running in conjunction with PanMacmillan South Africa and Walker Books UK… This is a magical book and while it was new to us, it instantly became a firm favourite. It is a comfortable book for disappearing into… the sort of […]

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Tags: Paper Crafts · Tuesday Art Task

Se7en Tips to Rescue our Kids from Drowning in Stuff…

November 12th, 2014 · 22 Comments

The end of the year draws near and I know I am not alone in thinking it is time for some sort of a clean out… and over the next couple of weeks I will wander through the house and toss out things that are no longer treasured and mysteriously lose things that have been […]

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Tags: Kids · Organizing Se7en · Thoughtful Thursdays

Anyone for a Road Tripping Feast… A Mapstudio GiveAway…

November 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments

So summer is finally well on the way over here and folk around here are beginning to think of nothing else, except perhaps a summer road trip… and synonymous with road tripping all over South Africa is the much loved Farm Stall, or Padstal as almost everyone calls them no matter what language your home […]

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Tags: GiveAways and Swaps · Outings