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The Week That Was #211

June 5th, 2015 · 8 Comments

So the first wild storm of winter hit us… and this wild gang loved it, despite being soaked through and freezing cold.

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The weather is a little confused… and can’t decide what colour to be…

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And it is the season for incredible sunrises at a fairly respectable hour…

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And just generalised beautifulness…

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And hanging around…

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And visiting friends…

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And one child that still thinks it is appropriate to swim…

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Occasionally I have no words…

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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: We have been on a hiking roll, with epic hikes at least once a week for the longest time…
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    And freezing cold evening ambles… even the birds are too cold to go in…

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  3. Game of the Week: The game of the moment is Cluedo… they are inventing their own wild and wacky games of who did it!!!
  4. My Just Because Book:

  5. Why have I taken years to read this book… it is a poignant read through the difficult childhood of this incredible woman. It is gritty and raw, her life was genuinely harsh… and she tells it like is. Some books you really need to hold onto while you read and physically turn the pages… this is one of those for sure. Part of me wants to rush through it, but I am purposely slowing it down and savouring her very careful and deliberate use of words.

  6. Letter of the Week: We have been writing quite a few letters, to my surprise… we seem to be getting into the swing of it. The sweet rewards when a friend on the far side of the world, somewhere difficult and remote, received a postcard we mailed six months ago!!!
  7. Organizing Project of the Week: Sorting the mountains of accumulated little treasures… into some sort of controlled order. It is one thing to declutter and quite another to consolidate the clutter!!!
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  9. Recipe of the Week: Waffles… it is the week of waffles over here.
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  11. Our View from the Deck:
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  13. Our Challenge of the Week: We have been building and creating and finally have a challenging blog post for next week.

Otherwise through the lens…

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It appears to be the season for lots of little friends…

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Not to mention little visitors….

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And other visitors…

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And candleit dinners…

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And we finally produced a crop of corn… actual edible corn…

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And then there is LEGO…

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And for those of you that imagine our house is always tidy – this is the boys’ room – basically lego and books, what else would anyone need!!!

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And when you live with a runner… this takes about three weeks, just saying.

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We have been getting things done… like haircuts and paperwork…

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Outings of the Week:

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And of course doing the penguin shuffle…

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And the eye to eye…

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The Artwork of the Week

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A lot of our time is spent looking for a sunny spot to read…

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The Book of the Week

I confess that we are reading Ottoline and her series again… it may just be because we live with Ottoline…

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And a Snapshot in Time

Hood #1: TV presenter…

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Hood #2: Mountain top…

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Hood #3: Will read anywhere…

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Hood #4: Mr Cool…

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Hood #5: Up and over the top…

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Hood #6: Always making…

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Hood #7: Seems destined for construction…

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Hood #8: As long as he is busy…

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

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Jun 5, 2015 at 3:14 am

    What a fun, full week you’ve had! Loved the glimpse of your everyday! xo

  • 2 Wendy Young // Jun 5, 2015 at 6:09 am

    What a lovely window into your world. Love the photos of the critters.
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  • 3 Cat@jugglingact // Jun 5, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Oh gosh yes! You are living with Ottoline! We love Ottoline. Your photos are always so beautiful – I am feeling a tad bleh about mine at the moment – I need to see life through a lens again
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  • 4 se7en // Jun 5, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Hay Christi… Thank you, I never feel busy until I look at these posts and then I kind of wonder how we do everything!!! Anyway, thank you for stopping by and wishing you the best weekend ever.

  • 5 se7en // Jun 5, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you Wendy, I love that you stop by and leave a comment, makes my day every time. Hope you all have a great weekend!!!

  • 6 se7en // Jun 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Oh Cat, Our winter storm was just what we needed for this long stretch where it hasn’t been summer or winter… kind of a bleh time for everyone. Hopefully a good cold snap will have us hunkering down and getting the rest we need. Hope you guys have a great weekend!!!

  • 7 Katja // Jun 5, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Hahaha, hair cuts season all over the world! And LEGOS!!! It makes me smile as this is also my boys favorite toy and always when i look your photos with my kids, we stop 10 minutes watching the one with legos! Have a great weekend!

  • 8 se7en // Jun 6, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Hay Katja, thank you for stopping by and saying hi… I love your comments, always bring a smile… hope you have a beautiful weekend with your family!!!

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