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Entries Tagged as 'Saturday Spot'

Se7en Got to Meet the Author: Emily Gravett… We did… Really!!!

September 26th, 2012 · 17 Comments

The amazing crazy things that happen when you are a blogger… We met Emily Gravett… I kid you not, the real Emily Gravett, live in person at Cape Town’s Open Book Festival and she drew in our sketchbook… who could be happier!!! The fabulous author/illustrator of so many brilliant books… It all started with a […]

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Saturday Spot: In Search of Spring at Silvermine…

September 11th, 2012 · 16 Comments

The sun came out and so did we!!! We went in search of Spring… The thing about Cape Town is that you can escape really quickly from the hum drum of city life… we have a mountain after all. We headed for Silvermine on a glorious day… And we were soon away from it all […]

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Saturday Spot: We Have Been Boxed… Thank You Sonlight!!!

September 4th, 2012 · 17 Comments

Indeed we have been boxed… To “be boxed” is the Sonlighter’s term for the day that your school books arrive in their boxes… And let me say as mad and crazy Sonlight fans it is one of the most exciting days of any year. This year for all sorts of reasons we ordered our books […]

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Saturday Spot: Our Readers Have Built a Library for Lesotho… Book by Book…

August 27th, 2012 · 31 Comments

We are about to begin a new school year and we couldn’t help thinking about our adopted school in Lesotho at the same time. This time last year our family was getting ready for our first trip to Lesotho… I know it feels like last week… but really we started to plan and prepare in […]

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Tags: Blog Events · Caring and Sharing · Lesotho · Saturday Spot

Saturday Spot: A Truth About Cape Town an a Wintry Wander through the Waterfront…

August 21st, 2012 · 13 Comments

I have blogged about the Waterfront before… and I have blogged about winter… Seriously we are not good at winter over here… and as we head for the home straight and there is a hint of spring in the air, we tend to get worse at it. After weeks and weeks of rain we can […]

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Saturday Spot: In which I Lament the State of our Main Street…

August 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments

We have shown you posts about our beach, the mountain behind us and walks in our hood… but we have never shown you the centre of our little town. We do have a Main Street, but unless you are looking for a seaside home, there is just nothing to write home about!!! It is your […]

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Saturday Spot: Se7en Visit the Iziko Slave Lodge and the Company Gardens…

August 6th, 2012 · 12 Comments

When we were at the South African Museum recently we saw a list of the twelve Iziko Museums on the wall. My kids have set themselves the target to visit these museums before the end of the year… I’m all for it, apart from the fabulous history they are learning about our city these outings […]

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