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The Week That Was… #208

February 28th, 2015 · 5 Comments

And just like that our weather tree has taken us through February…

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I would tell all our Northern Hemisphere friends that there is a distinct nip in the air, that we don’t normally feel until mid-March… but I am in denial and so I am going to say clear blue skies and hot summer days, even if I may be wearing a sweater as I type.

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Early morning beach walks…

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This had us all intrigued…

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And coffee sigh…

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And just like that our school year is over, well over for me. There is always one more thing to do… but I am taking a break… some of the gang have finished their year, done and dusted and their school box is empty and waiting with anticipation for new inspiration to land in them… and others not so much.

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I am way beyond worried about who is finished or even if any one is finished… we need a break and it is time for some beach days and leaping up and down the mountain.

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We blogged about se7en + 1 things we would like to try each week this year… and we are popping our 52 Weeks progress into our Week that Was post… accountability and all that…

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Our 52 Week Challenge

  1. Walk of the Week: Well Dias Beach of course…
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  3. Game of the Week:
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  5. My Just Because Book: My mum gave us this book for Christmas, and after a year and a half of hiking our way up and down the Cape Point Nature Reserve, this was a fabulous gift. It has been on the coffee table and we have all been dipping in and out of it, but this week I started reading it for real… fascinating stuff through and through… It is a mix of fact and history, photographs and beautiful sketch/watercolours. It is all very inspiring for my young naturalist crowd and I can see us taking this book along on future visits.
  6. Letter of the Week: Some of us have been prolific, my kids have been churning out many marvellous letters… I think I need a few more hours of load shedding to find my letter writing rhythm. I am managing a letter a week – but only just. I think the battle is that I don’t have a time and a place to write letters… and I find myself dashing a letter off, so that I can post a “Week that Was Post”… don’t ever laugh at honest blogging, at least it keeps me rolling. But I definitely need to create a spot where I can write and create that is far from screens and very clearly marked as “the mother person’s space!!!”
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  8. Organizing Project of the Week: Four boys in a room and turning a blind eye to their tidying techniques for too long means I have little projects like this one…
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    Half way there…

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  10. Recipe of the Week:Bread and Butter Pudding, as one does…
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  12. Our View from the Deck: There is an extreme fascination with the neighbour’s black cat…
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  14. Our Challenge of the Week: I have to post early next week, it is a post ready to go… look out for it!!!


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Lego is life… As are visits to the aquarium…

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Math was done…

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And doodling with my oldest daughter at gym… because colouring books are so much more than they used to be!!!

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And our corn grows 15 cm a day at the moment!!!

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I am not even kidding…

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Scientific endeavours…

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That worked… more or less… if you don’t expect grilled, from the fire smores and settle for puffy, melty marshmallows instead.

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Don’t tell me homeschoolers don’t do sport…

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These guys are going to give the neighbour a heart failure, every day they go higher and much higher up the tree…

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And the Duplo Family moved in, I never cease to be amazed at the completely different way different kids play with the same toys.

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Really, they just moved in.

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There was plenty of arting…

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Artwork of the Week

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Book of the Week

We won this collection in an Usborne GiveAway and we are simply loving them…

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And a Snapshot in Time of a Day in Our Homeschool

Hood #1:

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Hood #2:

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Hood #3:

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Hood #4:

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Hood #5:

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Hood #6:

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Hood #7:

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Hood #8:

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That’s us… Hoping you all have the most fantastic weekend!!!

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marcia (123 blog) // Feb 28, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Were your ears burning earlier today? We were talking about you and how fabulous you are XXX

    Love your post – I have (almost) given up on the weather tree. We all forget daily. It was in my study, then in the kids’ bedroom – I’m not sure how to remind myself!

    Happy end-of-school year guys!
    Marcia (123 blog)´s last blog post ..Enough sleep?

  • 2 se7en // Mar 1, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Oh Marcia, No my ears missed that input. Thanks for loving our post – and the weather tree… You made two months, your great. It needs a trigger like tooth brushing. Ours is on the lounge door and we often don’t fill it in for days – the endless sunny days of summer and all that. When the weather starts to change daily we will pay it a lot more attention. Hope you have a relaxing weekend and get heaps of rest!!!

  • 3 MrsFF // Mar 1, 2015 at 9:56 am

    You have been busy!! Love the pictures. And I had a mini heart attack at the jump on the cliff type picture!! My tender heart can’t handle these types of adventures!

    I assume end of school year means holiday – or do you dive back into the new school year?
    MrsFF´s last blog post ..SILENT SUNDAY….

  • 4 se7en // Mar 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    MrsFF, I have five boys… my heart has had to get used to craziness like you just cannot imagine!!! And yes there is some holidaying, we usually begin again in April. The the folk that still have to finish, will still have to finish… but this is my season to declutter galactically and I am planning to shuffle some furniture around, clean up my blog… you know all the stuff you never have time for when you are busy with school. Hope you have a fabulous week.

  • 5 Irene // Mar 2, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I definielty have to agree on the artwork of the week -too precious 🙂

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