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Entries from November 2015

What We Are Reading Right Now: The Chapter Book Version… And Hooray for a GiveAway…

November 19th, 2015 · 19 Comments

When children launch from easy readers to chapter books it is vital that they get to discover the best of the rest. Firstly, for their sake, they need to read books that grab their attention and then keep it. And secondly, for the parent’s sake, because you are probably going to still be helping your […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · GiveAways

When Se7en Visits Yuppie Chef For A Behind the Scenes Brunch…

November 17th, 2015 · 4 Comments

This past Friday I was invited over to visit our friends at Yuppie Chef for brunch… I didn’t hesitate to accept, in fact the hardest part was waiting for the day to arrive. Don’t you love a beautiful welcome… I have never seen such prettiness in flowers… And the Christmas cookies made me want to […]

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Tags: Family Recipes · Outings

What We Are Reading Right Now… The Picture Book Version.

November 16th, 2015 · 8 Comments

Basically I could read picture books all day, every day… and while classical classics are those picture books that can be read again and again and again… there is nothing nicer than a new discovery. So many fresh and new picture books come out and it can be difficult to find the magic amidst the […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books

Sunday Snippet: A Hope Deferred…

November 16th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Our Bible Verse of the Week… Proverbs 13:12 Hope Deferred Makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. On this day two years ago, we lost our little Hood #9, and this verse has been the verse that has been bound to my heart ever since. There is no one […]

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Tags: Sunday Snippet

Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #297

November 15th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Another week just flew by, we seem to be dashing from weekend to weekend… tons of good blog material was gathered and prepared for bloging next week… Despite all the busy-ness, we seemed to have found time to relax… There is very much the feeling that summer could well be on the way… Lovely Links […]

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

Se7en+1 Interview MasterChef’s Seline and Leandri…

November 13th, 2015 · 3 Comments

The talented sisters Seline and Leandri, wooed our hearts on MasterChef South Africa 2013, as we watched week by week and willed them on to the competition finals. As a country we simply fell in love with them, just the right amount of sweetness and mischief and my, oh my, could these gals cook. It […]

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Tags: Cook Book Reviews · Family Recipes

Se7en+1 Set Out As Citizen Scientists in the Fynbos…

November 12th, 2015 · 12 Comments

Citizen Science is where volunteers from the public assist scientists in their research, either with data collection or actual observations. It is a way for scientists to collect a lot of data with the help of interested and committed parties. Projects vary in size and scope from small scale to national projects… from bird counts […]

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