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Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #272

April 26th, 2015 · 10 Comments

This was quite a week. The week of little to no electricity as they “upgraded” our supply, internet on the blink and small children with streaming colds… Needless to say this is going to be a long weekend of reading on the couch and generally recovering…

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World Book Day

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In other news, we took World Book Day fairly seriously over here and some our gang had a brilliant time at The Reader’s Warehouse Battle of the Books Competition for Highschoolers. They had no idea what to expect, they knew things that I never expected and they had a fabulous time.

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I, on the other hand, visited Biblionef, an NGO that has helped us enormously with our library projects in the past. They believe and rightly so, that all children need books for enjoyment, not just for school, in their own language and in their own context. There is no need to water down cultures and languages, they translate books into the child’s own language and share the stories in bright and beautiful books. They have partnered with a number of children’s homes in the Western Cape and were giving away a library starter kit to each of them. Their enthusiasm for books is contagious… and their passion for not just handing the books to children and saying read, but making books appealing and welcoming the child into a book, is contagious. Their’s is a fabulous mission, books can change lives and these folk are making a difference.

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Lovely Links from This Week

  1. This Bohemian Trailer… on Country Living… I could so live here!!!
  2. Two posts made me sit my older kids down for a chat this week… this one: Keeping Teens Safe Online Means You Need to Know About Stuff, and then…
  3. If like us you are about to venture into the world of teen driving then this post is a must read: Teen driving on The Art of Simple.
  4. 35 Homemade Art Materials Kids Can Make… on the Artful Parent… This is get up and get into arty gear post like you cannot believe!!!
  5. Did You Really Think There Wouldn’t be a Cost? on the Rebelution.
  6. Handmade Charlotte and S’mores Ice Cream Sundaes…
  7. Or, while you are at HandMade Charlotte… Make a DIY Snake Belt.
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    Twenty-two years ago…

    And the se7en + 1th link:

  9. A Blast From the Past:

    The Anniversary Edition

That’s us… Hope your weekend has been a fabulous one and we are so looking forward to another week of blogging with you all… not to mention a GiveAway or Two…

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MrsFF // Apr 26, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Happy anniversary, hope had a good one. Wish you many many more years of love, happiness and Friendship and God’s blessings!

    Hope the kids are all better nothing worse than dealing with sick wee ones
    MrsFF´s last blog post ..{SILENT SUNDAY} – All Done…

  • 2 Cassey // Apr 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Happy anniversary πŸ™‚
    Cassey´s last blog post ..6

  • 3 Mummy Barrow // Apr 26, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Thanks so much for linking up to my piece on keeping safe online.

    Now I am off to look at the other posts you linked to, they all sound really interesting.
    Mummy Barrow´s last blog post ..Silent Sunday β€” April 26th

  • 4 aunty muffin // Apr 26, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    A blessed 22nd anniversary, and many more!

  • 5 se7en // Apr 27, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Mrs FF, thank you so much, you are too kind. Honestly I have no idea how time has traveled so fast, it literally feels like yesterday!!! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by again!!!

  • 6 se7en // Apr 27, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Thank you so much, Cassey… hope you have a great week ahead!!!

  • 7 se7en // Apr 27, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Oh Mummy Barrow, Thank you for the great post… My teens had a long earnest chat, with wide open eyes, after reading it with me. What a thing to go through for all of you and thank you so much for sharing. Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 8 Marcia (123 blog) // Apr 27, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Happy anniversary – you two are just as lovely today as you were 22 years ago. Seriously, your spark is exactly the same πŸ™‚

    Marcia (123 blog)´s last blog post ..What a week!

  • 9 se7en // Apr 29, 2015 at 3:12 am

    Oh Marcia, Thank you!!! Hope you enjoy this really short work week, lots of lekker love from all of us!!!

  • 10 Louise // May 2, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Oh it’s a little on the late side but- huge happy anniversary to you guys! Every time this sweet picture rolls around I think “hey! How can it be another year already?!”- must’ve been enjoying your blog for a few years in that case! Long may it endure! xxx

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