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Entries from February 2016

Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #308

February 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Well Cape Town has been beautiful all week, clear blue skies and perfect day after perfect day… It’s taken two weeks, but I finally figured out that blogging one handed is nearly impossible… responding to text messages and emails just about beyond comprehension. In fact most things are out of the question. Silly me, I […]

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

Friends of Se7en, It is Time to Build a Library…

February 27th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Let’s begin… So many of you have written in because you want to be part of our library project… And I finally have all the details the you need… Let’s Meet the Children Last year we helped a school in Manenberg, an area close to our home and renowned world-wide for poverty and gangsterism. The […]

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Tags: Blog News · Brilliant Books

Book of the Week: The Landy Series… A GiveAway…

February 24th, 2016 · 26 Comments

We just discovered Landy, in fact the whole series. Delightful picture books all about land rovers and the great outdoors. The Landy series is a series of books written by Veronica Lamond Published by Penguin Random House South Africa. These books are solid hardback stories, with a whole lot of wholesome themes going on… all […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · GiveAways

French Classic Cooking with Franck… The Sauce Edition…

February 23rd, 2016 · 4 Comments

We are slowly finding our rhythm with Our French Classic Cooking Course… And a warm welcome to those folk who have signed up and joined us this week on our cooking adventure… Lesson 3: Sauces Recipe #1: Poached eggs with asparagus, sauce Hollandaise and vinaigrette This was the featured recipe in this weeks class, and […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

Sunday Snippet: We Are Not Called to Smooth Out Bumpy Roads…

February 22nd, 2016 · 7 Comments

We live in a world of yes, a world filled with endless books on how to raise fulfilled and happy kids. There are so many titles on how to be “perfect parents.” Most of us are doing our very best, and this is one place where the pursuit of perfection is not just unachievable, but […]

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Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #307

February 21st, 2016 · 5 Comments

So February is flying by… I have found the secret to getting tons of school done… break your arm folks!!! I have been sitting in one spot, couch or kitchen table and reading most of the week and we have got heaps done, in a quiet and peaceful way… The kids have done all the […]

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Se7en + 1 Tips to Reading Way More Than You Think You Can…

February 18th, 2016 · 13 Comments

There are so many tricks and programs to encourage kids to read. There are so many ideas to encourage reading, because everyone knows literacy is vital. There are hundreds of lists of books that kids should read before they are ten, fifteen or finished school. But what about the moms? I have always been a […]

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