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Entries from February 2016

Book of the Week: Conn Iggulden’s Wars of the Roses Series…

February 17th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Conn Iggulden, the co-author of the fabulous, Dangerous Book for Boys, also happens to be a master story teller in the historical fiction genre. We have reviewed the first two books in the saga as they released, but when I received the third book to review just before Christmas, I decided to go back and […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books

French Classic Cooking With Franck… The Soup Edition…

February 16th, 2016 · 8 Comments

Well this was our first week of real cooking on our A French Classic Cooking Course… And a warm welcome to those folk who have signed up and joined us on our cooking adventure… Lesson 2: Soups The first real cooking happened in this week’s cooking class… we were excited to dive in and get […]

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Tags: Family Recipes

International Book Giving Day… The Se7en Community Will Be Building Another Library…

February 14th, 2016 · 14 Comments

Today is International Book Giving Day, one of our favourite days of the year… One of the most fantastic things about blogging is that you cannot blog in isolation. A blog is always part of a community. Once a year, together with our community of readers we like to create a library for children that […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Caring and Sharing

Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #306

February 14th, 2016 · 8 Comments

So February is here… along with perfect summer evenings… And on our first real hike of the year… I managed to take a tumble and break my arm, somehow I hiked out, and a best friend got us home. Needless to say my gang will have to rally round and do every single possible chore. […]

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Tags: Fabulous Fun

The What, Where, Why and How of Family School…

February 12th, 2016 · 12 Comments

I have a nice little growing collection of homeschool questions, gathering for a homeschool post, but one question that comes up again and again is how and what do we do for family school. How on earth do we all learn together, with such a wide age spacing of children, the youngest is 6, the […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Organizing School

Se7en+1 Meet the Legend Julia Donaldson…

February 10th, 2016 · 5 Comments

I mentioned a week or two back that Julia Donaldson would be in town… and she was… She flew in, did a whole lot of rushing about, sharing her love of books with children from all over Cape Town… Held a couple of shows at the Baxter Theatre and now she is on her way […]

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Tags: Outings

French Classic Cooking With Franck… The Introduction…

February 9th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Well a new week and a new learning adventure… last week we invited our followers to join us on A French Classic Cooking Course… And welcome to those folk who have signed up and if you would still like to sign up all the details are at the end of this post… Lesson 1: Introduction […]

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Tags: Family Recipes