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Entries Tagged as 'Green Living'

Sylvia Earle and Ocean Conservation, What an Inspiration…

December 6th, 2014 · 8 Comments

I am all for inspiring my kids to think big, by doing small… I look for every opportunity to inspire them. We live beside the sea, and from surfing to science degrees, the ocean has always been a part of my life. For the next ten days Sylvia Earle will be in South Africa, and […]

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Tags: Green Living · Outings · Saturday Spot

International Coastal Clean-Up Day… A Quick Report…

October 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

We have a thing for beach clean-ups… it is a great family outing and an opportunity to get involved and make a noticeable difference to the environment in a fun way… and the results are instantaneous and obvious. Recently it was International Coastal Clean-up Day… And I posted this pic on instagram… but the blog […]

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Tags: Cape Town · Caring and Sharing · Green Living · Outings · Saturday Spot

Se7en + 1 Crafty Rhino’s… And a Fantastic GiveAway from CNA.

September 24th, 2014 · 9 Comments

September 22 is Save the Rhino Day… something we care about deeply. It seemed appropriate that we spent the whole day crafting rhinos. The irony is that even though we live in Africa this is as close as my kids have been to a real live rhino… and we would like it to be better […]

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Tags: Caring and Sharing · GiveAways and Swaps · Green Living · Tuesday Art Task

A Scientific Discovery: River Pollution in Se7en Steps…

August 28th, 2014 · 9 Comments

When the weather is grim we often head for the local wetlands for an amble, instead of the beach. Another one of our favourite spots to go walking is in SilverMine Nature Reserve, which happens to be where the source of our wetland river begins. Last week we were lucky enough to hike the river… […]

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Tags: Cape Town · Green Living · Outings · Saturday Spot · Science · Se7en at School

Saturday Spot: A Muizenberg Meander…

August 4th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Early Saturday morning we headed out for a Beach Clean-Up in Muizenberg… Muizenberg is a beach that stretches on forever… And has a very unique feature as being one of the best places in the Peninsula for learning how to surf, in Surfer’s Corner. Rows and rows of surfboards.. One of the great advantages of […]

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Tags: Cape Town · Green Living · Outings · Saturday Spot

Se7en + 1 Steps to a Great Rock Pooling Outing…

July 31st, 2014 · 18 Comments

I mentioned in our previous post that we have just had a science week and we try and include some sort of scientific outing in our science weeks. Luckily where we are we are spoilt for the great outdoors and most of our scientific outings are related to natural factual observations. There are few better […]

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Tags: Green Living · Hiking · Outings · Science · Se7en at School

There is a Huge LEGO Debate Going on Over Here…

July 22nd, 2014 · 7 Comments

I can categorically say that in our house, by far the most popular toy, across all ages, is LEGO. And in the last week with heaps of visitors stopping by, it was indeed the hot topic at our table. Everybody had something to say and everyone wanted to make sure they were heard. They were […]

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