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The Week That Was… #217

August 17th, 2016 · 8 Comments

A Week that Was Post… on what we have been up to the last couple of weeks… We have had a few wild and crazy storms and plenty of beautiful sunshiny days… and not nearly enough rain… hopefully there is plenty of more rain to come – even though I can’t believe I am actually writing that!!!


It is the best time of year to catch the sunrise… no one here is an early riser after all.


Shew the crazy wild storms have stirred up the sea…


Did I ever mention the one that doesn’t feel the cold… this is the middle of winter folks…


And the whale that I didn’t get to photograph….


There was of course hiking and lots of it… and tired legs…


Play, play, play… our kids have hardly been indoors for weeks…


Pancakes for the win…


And every one is loving mini-personalized-omlettes…


The snack of choice…


And we are now making butter all the time…


And cooking in the wilds…


Braai-Broodjies for the win…


and I was made breakfast for the first time ever… pretty professional!!!


Audiobooks and colouring for the win…


The garden is filled with sugarbirds… if you find a quiet spot and just watch them you will discover a magical show…


These holidays have been all about the pirates…


And when you find a net on the beach during a beach cleanup, then you have your own built in rigging.


And treasures…


There has also been a fair amount of decluttering… just a little corner of space every single day…


Artwork of the Week


So much arting has been going on… epic creations have emerged amidst piles of colourful papers and markers and pencils and glue-sticks.


Game of the Week…


This is clearly the age of games… we have been playing and playing games… card games, board games, strategy games… games, games games!!!


So Many Books of the Week…


So much reading…


Someone is obsessed with this book right now…








Not to mention… that is my baby rowing away on his own. How did that happen? I have no words…


Hope you are all having a brilliant week!!!

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 catjuggles // Aug 17, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Love all your beautiful photos but the yoga pose is precious
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  • 2 se7en // Aug 17, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Isn’t it fun Cat, I keep finding that little person in that pose all over my camera and phone pictures!!! Hope you guys have a fabulous week!!!

  • 3 irene // Aug 18, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Hey hey. I do have to ask where you get your cream from for the butter. And how doe that compare to the normal price of butter

  • 4 Marcia (123 blog) // Aug 18, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Is she not scared she’ll lose her balance and fall and crack her head open? oh wait, that’s MY worry for her 🙂

    I know!!! your baby!!!
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  • 5 se7en // Aug 19, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Hay Irene, We just use regular cream from whichever store we are shopping at, and it usually works out at slightly less using the cream… the price of butter is just ridiculous and homemade butter is so much nicer. We just buy a litre of cream and beat and then add some salt flakes… delicious. Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 6 se7en // Aug 19, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Oh Marcia, I had to look back at the post and think: who… who is going to fall and crack their heads!!! I am clearly immune to the wild and wackiness of crazy kids… And as for that little one… everybody else was busy and he was sick of waiting so he completely sorted himself out and headed out on the water… I was right there, but I thought he would have a little fear – none whatsoever!!! Hope you guys are having a good week… your new house looks fabulous!!!

  • 7 Nita // Aug 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I’m itching to make butter now!

  • 8 se7en // Aug 25, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Hay Nita, Go for it!!! It is so easy and so fun… Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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