Another week another desperately slow start… we obviously need some summer weather to clear the cobwebs out of our house and dash a heap of flu germs away… away… away. Spring is in the air, wherever you look and while we are lying around in recovery mode after a week of incapacity… the world appears to be leaping into action around us!!! In fact it has been about two weeks since we were in the great outdoors… and I sense our hiking feet are starting to look for a little adventure…
Lovely Links from This Week
- When you are off the internet for an entire week and you return to discover fab posts like this on Nurture Store… The 21 Best HomeSchool Blogs to Follow. So many of my own faves on there… and us!!!
- Just the most delightful quick and crafty Fish Bowl on Krokatak… I love it!!! And a little more craftiness… these cute Yarn Monsters on the ZingZingTree!!!
- And Baked Eggs on a Bed of Roasted Tomatoes… on a Cup of Jo… that is looking like real wintry comfort food. Perhaps if I plan that for Saturday breakfast we will get some fabulous summery weather… life is full of contradictions!!!
- It is the annual 31 Days of October… a writing fest for bloggers all over the world… heaps and heaps and heaps to read and lots of lovely little inspiring surprises. There is something for everyone, including Mt. Hope Chronicles 31 Days of Book Detectives… you know you want to look at that!!!
- Here’s a Brave Homeschool Post that every homeschooler needs to read – everybody has been there: When Nothing is Working in your Homeschool… on Simple HomeSchool.
- I love that friends like Mandi at Life Your Way are not afraid to write: Breaking the Silence for Pregnancy and Infant Loss
- And beautiful rooms on Blossom… because interesting and inspiring rooms are one the things I pin most… can’t help myself, a kids room with a slanted roof and a map on the wall and I am totally sold!!!
- And an extra little link because we love Mick Manning and Brita Granstorm and I am sure everyone wants to know how to draw William Shakespeare!!!
- A Blast From the Past:
- 2008: The Far Pavilions and a Magnifying Glass in Se7en Steps…
- 2009: How Se7en Became Se7en+1 Another Home Birth Story.
- 2010: The Mailbox and Letter Writing With Kids…
- 2011: So We Are Back from Lesotho.
- 2012: Where’s Wally Was All Over Cape Town.
- 2013: Garden Projects and OutDoor Inspiration from DK Books.
- 2014: Heritage Day and Museums Were Free.
Otherwise it is Bandana Season again… And if you haven’t noticed Bandanas are back in Pick’n Pay Stores… All over Pick’n Pay Stores… this is a good thing because you can do so many stunning things with a bandana and buying a bandana supports a very important cause that is dear to our hearts, take a look at The Sunflower Fund Website and see how you can support them.
And the se7en + 1th link:
Book of the Week
This is a fun modernisation of What Katy Did… and if you read the classic then you will enjoy the quirky Katy in this version too. Katy is a fearless and feisty gal, the oldest of six siblings, always out there and somewhat reckless. An accident finds her in a wheelchair and having to come to terms with not only the physical constraints of that, but cope with her step-mother, who she had managed to carefully avoid up until then. Katy learns to view life from a very different perspective to the one she has always held onto so dearly… her personality carries her through… life in a big family, full of pranks and fun and getting along. This book is all about coping, if not conquering troubles, and staying cheerful while you are at it. Of course, it is Jacqueline Wilson, and so a great read… honestly you can’t go wrong.
We were given a copy of Katy by Jacqueline Wilson by Penguin Random House South Africa for review purposes. We were not paid for our review, this is not a sponsored post and the opinions expressed are as usual our own.
A GiveAway Winner
We posted a review and GiveAway post on The Giant of Jum and a Giant Mug GiveAway… and today we announce the winner:
All the entries…
All together now…
And the winner is:
Chrish Sep 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm My favourite is a freshly baked cake in a mug with a dollop of ice cream.
Congratulations Chrish, you can look forward to hearing from us soonest…
We would like to thank PanMacmillan South Africa for supplying us with the Giant of Jum Mug. We were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed in it are as usual, entirely our own.
That’s us… Hope your weekend was a fabulous one and we are so looking forward to another week of blogging with you!!!