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Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #351

April 9th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Well, welcome to the weekend folks, after weeks of busyness we have appeared to have calmed down to a storm. I have a heap of almost written posts in the wings, which is good news for you all next week. I am taking this weekend to just have some fun with my gang… Meanwhile waving hello from a sunny Cape Town… it is definitely beach season over here!!!

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Building a Library Book by Book

Our Build a Library Book by Book Project took a bit of a pause as I battled to communicate with the school, but we are back on track and and I am finally getting shipping details to all of you who left us a comment. I am going to be blogging books most of next week in honour of our project. It is definitely not too late to join in… the more the merrier!!!

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GiveAway Winners

We had a GiveAway a little while back for all your teens desperate to pass their Learner’s License… There is indeed an app for that, and it is packed with practise tests. Our kids passed with the greatest of ease after using the app…

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And we have a handful of winners…

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Congratulations to: Nita, Cassey, Julia, Wendy and Charise… look out for an email from us with all the details…
Thanks to the K53 Test-App creators from App Developers Studio for giving us the app to review, as well as a couple to giveaway. This was not a sponsored review, we were not paid to write it and our opinions were as usual, entirely our own.

Lovely Links from This Week

  1. If you don’t follow Sarah Mackenzie’s Read A Loud Revival Podcast then would you just already head straight over there and listen along and in the meantime, check out her current list of Audible Deals… it is a treasure trove. We have listened to Pride and Prejudice (in fact, anything narrated by Rosamund Pike is fabulous), The Jungle Book, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (this is epic), The Swiss Family Robinson (loved it), and Treasure Island lately.
  2. If you have never hiked the Otter Trail before… then enter this fantastic competition. And if you don’t want to hike the Otter Trail then enter for us… magical!!!
  3. Don’t these look fun: Lego Challenge Cards…
  4. 10 Short Beginner Hikes in Cape Town… on SA-Venues…
  5. And this looks like a winner of a book from the Babyccinokids Mamas: 9 Months: A Month by Month guide to Pregnancy for the Family to Share…
  6. If you are looking for Easter Egg Inspiration… Look no further than Alisa Burke… I love her completely!!!
  7. And humour me but I have to just post my dream destination: St. Helena in the Valley of the Saints…
  8. I wonder if we could hike three local peaks in 24 hours? I love the idea of a Three Local Peaks Challenge on get Out With Kids…

A Blast From the Past:

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This Week’s Highlights



Reading: Absolutely everything I can about sleep… this is fascinating… where have I been and why did it take me so may years to realise that sleep is the key to feeling fabulous. So far so good with this one, the cover looks very serious and scientific, but it is really, really readable and I am galloping through the chapters… and making notes all the way.

Listening: Clearly I have been going to gym a lot, because I have almost finished Book 3 in this series this epic series and I am riveted. I just cannot remember how the series ends, so I will be onto Book 4 this week… the final!!! Loved it all the way!!!


Watching with the Kids: The Secret Life of Pets… pure pet fun… and laugh out loud cuteness…

Watching Myself: I got completely caught up in Big, Little Lies on Netflix, I found it unsettling and had to watch it all the way through to the end… I think I may have to start reading Liane Moriarty now!!!

And I am excited to be a part of this up and coming Book Tour: The Park, by South African Author, Gail Schimmel… follow along and look out for our author interview next Monday!!!

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That’s us… Hope you are all have a fabulous week!!!

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Se7en Escape the Clue Room with Seconds to Spare…

April 6th, 2017 · 3 Comments

The season is changing over here and the schools are on break… which means that there are a heap of activities on all over town. Our gang got to visit the Clue Room, in Tyger Valley Centre, on Friday and for a solid hour we were locked in battle, trying to escape. The Clue Room is a real live game where players are given a mystery to uncover. Players enter a room, which is “dressed up” to look like a regular room. Inside the room there are a whole lot of clues to uncover, and a whole lot of clues to confuse you… but everything you need to solve the puzzle is right there for you to discover. All you need are your wits.

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Clue Room is based on a popular escape game, where up to six people are placed in a room filled with clues and given a mystery to solve. Here are the gang eagerly awaiting their mystery… of course a lot of the items in the room are not actually clues and a lot of the clues are completely hidden from sight. There is a camera watching you figure things out and from time to time the masters of the mystery will drop you a hint… gotta say we needed a few!!!

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There are two rooms to choose from: the Hospital Room, which is suitable for folk aged 5 and up… this is the mystery we solved; and the Living Room is suitable for 13 years and older. In our mystery… we had an hour to figure out what had happened to pop star, Maxi May.

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In we went and searched and puzzled, rearranged and puzzled some more… working together was the way to go. Because of the time constraint we were constantly under pressure and it was interesting to see that we all dashed around trying to figure things out using our strengths… you definitely need all the players to solve the mystery.

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And weren’t we just a little bit thrilled to get out with only 18 seconds to go…

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This is definitely something fun to do on a wintry day. And all the details are here… on the Tyger Valley Centre Website.

Thank you so much to Hippo Communications and TygerValley Centre for the invitation to the Clue Room, we had a fabulous time. This post is not a sponsored post, we were not paid to write it, and opinions expressed are as usual our own.

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What We Are Reading Right Now… The Picture Book Edition…

April 5th, 2017 · No Comments

This past week was International Children’s Book Day, so I thought I would bring you a pile of the latest and greatest picture books that have been on our reading pile for the last little while. Some of these books are destined to be classics, some have become family favourites and all of them have something that inspires us…

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A Collection of the Latest and Greatest Picture Books

A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Petr Horáček: This book is right up there with our favourite picture books and is a beautiful collection of poems, all about animals both great and small, wild and free… colourful and camouflaged. Just incredible, the illustrations will leave you gasping. This book received the high accolade of going straight onto the coffee table forever, along with it’s sister book, A First Book of Nature. Have to say that Nicola Davies is a firm favourite in our house and her ability to share her love of nature and all things scientific with small children is outstanding. This is a book that you have to dip into again and again and you will end up visiting in it for quite a while because the illustrations draw you on, from one poem to the next, you can find yourself trailing through this delightful book… hour after hour after hour. This book is a gem, an absolute winner… and the perfect gift for a very little person to grow into.

The Darkest Dark by Astronaut Chris Hadfield and Kate Fillion, illustrated by the Fan Brothers: Well some books are just magical… and this is truly magical. This is the story of Chris Hadfield as a small boy. He was a small boy, who was passionate about space and everything to do with it. He spent hours launching himself into the great beyond in his cardboard box rocket… but he was afraid of the dark. He would not sleep alone, because he was convinced that he would be attacked by aliens. One night, way back in 1969, he gets to go over to the neighbours house to watch the APOLLO 11 landing on the moon on TV. And he is transformed… he realises that in outer space it is the darkest dark and he learns to love the dark and grows up to be one of the most well known and well loved astronauts of all time. This is a great book for kids with big dreams… anything is possible. We love that at the back of the book there is a short biography of Chris Hadfield, and you can see photographs of his childhood, including himself in his cardboard rocket space ship. You just have to love this book.

Vanilla Ice-Cream by Bob Graham: Another grand picture book that starts small, with a teeny tiny sparrow, and suddenly you find yourself on a transworld adventure… it all begins in a roadside cafe in India and ends at the Cafe Botanic in a big city on the far side of the world. It is a sweet poignant story, with very few words, you see the journey unfold through the eyes of a sparrow. The little sparrow, has quite an adventure as he travels the world, across vast expanses of ocean. This book has a dreamy feel to it, and leaves the reader wondering and noticing that even the little things are part of a far bigger picture!!!

Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! by Melanie Walsh: Where oh where has this book been, it is a wonderful first book look at the world, seen through the eyes of a little boy, Isaac who has Asperger’s. His normal is not our normal and his relationship with the world is not the same as ours. While much our worlds do overlap, there are subtle differences everywhere. And we all know that subtle differences can turn out to be huge differences under certain circumstances. This book is thoughtfully written and created for people of all ages, to just sit down and take a moment and realise just how the world looks to so many Superpowers. I love this book, families everywhere should be reading this one… this is the kind of book that will help us all better understand folk that are slightly different to us. It will certainly help my children better understand their friends, this is after all a book about understanding. This book has only recently launched but I am guessing it is going to be one of those books that finds its way into every home and every school. Watch out for it and read it with your kids, whenever you get the chance.

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland: Meet a spinoff from the most brilliant dinosaur book of all time, the classic Dinosaur Roar by Paul Stickland. If you live with a dinosaur fan, they are going to love the rhyme and rhythm of this gorgeous book… these colourful dinosaurs just have so much delightful playful character… and if you are looking for some dinosaur fun and activities then head straight to their website: www.dinosaurroar.com.

The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb: This story will delight children who have a classroom friend that they take home on weekends. Mrs Mcallister’s class has a bear, called the everywhere bear. He goes home each Friday with a chid from Class One and then the children, who are a mixed and varied collection, all have a variety of adventures with the bear and return hime to school on Monday, with a polaroid of the event. One Monday morning on his return to school, a little boy drops the bear by mistake and then the Elsewhere Bear goes on his own incredible adventure. Gotta say, I love Rebecca Cobb’s illustrations they are sweet and details are wonderful and secondly it is a Julia Donaldson story, an entire story filled with a beat and a rhythm… and of course a happily ever after ending.

Penguin Problems by Jory John and illustrated by Lane Smith: Oh Lane Smith we love and Penguin Problems is one of those unique books that you know is a favourite even before you open the cover. This book is just perfect in every way. We all have those days, it doesn’t really matter which day it is, it is just that absolutely nothing is going right. The book begins with an adorable penguin, “It’s way to early. My beak is cold. What’s with all the squeaking…” I feel your pain little penguin, we all do. And so his day goes, until he meets up with a walrus… and everything changes!!! This book is just brilliant and you may be expected to read it again and again and again… and you won’t even mind!!!

Construction by Sally Sutton and illustrated by Brian Lovelock:This series of construction books for little people is just pure fun… it’s light reading, it rhymes, and there are a heaps of gorgeous sound effects… And the construction team are building a library… there is everything to love. Colourful illustrations, masses to look at and for the junior construction buff a page full of facts at the back of the book. Just the rhyming fun of this books makes it an “again and again” kind of a book.

A Perfect Day by Lane Smith: Another totally brilliant beautiful Lane Smith… just gotta love. This is the story of the perfect day… for a cat who wants to laze in the sun, for a dog that wants a paddle in the pool for the bird in the garden and the squirrel, but don’t get too comfortable because then a big bet arrives… and (spoiler alert) it becomes the most perfect day for a bear as well. This is delightful, the illustrations feel literally like a summer day – step into it and enjoy your read!!!



Thank you so much to PanMacmillan South Africa for copies of these books for review purposes. This is not a sponsored post, we were not paid to create it and the opinions expressed are as usual, our own.

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Se7en’s April and your Free Printable Calendar…

April 1st, 2017 · No Comments

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Welcome to April and here is your free printable calendar… click on it and it should open in a fresh window, print it landscape and colour away. We add a couple of dates we especially want to remember to our calendar before we pop it onto our noticeboard.

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Let’s Talk About Gym and Getting Things Done…

March 30th, 2017 · 7 Comments

So I haven’t blogged about gym for a while, but then again, I haven’t been blogging a lot at all… And it is quite simply because I am slowly and steadily rearranging my life. It’s fun in a totally new way and I am loving it. When I started the Healthy Weight Programme at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa I was really hoping to get moving and I didn’t want to aim too high… I wanted to get moving sure, like tie my shoelaces with ease, well I have to say that it is time to re-evaluate my lowly goals. Because let’s face it at my very first meet up for the fitness assessment, they said oh so casually, “We will get you moving…” And they were right, I had no idea just how much I would be moving… or how much everything would be changing around me. I had no idea that I would actually run again, and I had no idea that I would be able to consistently get up at 5:30 in the morning to get their on time.

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That’s an actual athlete on the treadmill, the empty treadmill is waiting for my attention.

Firstly, let’s just say after a 4 weeks of learning exactly how to do gym we finally made it into the real gym last week… and there I discovered the treadmill. My last experience on a treadmill was somewhat of a disaster… and now I kind of like it, not as much as the rowing machine, which I really love. I have to say that the workouts are fun, difficult because we are learning new things all the time, and fun for the same reason. It’s not so much about the gym though, which is fabulous because I feel fitter than I have felt in forever and I am astonished to discover that things I thought I would never do again I actually can do. It helps to have a biokineticist, and a handful of encouraging interns alongside me saying, “you can do it,” all the way… I kind of wish I could borrow them for a Park Run. Not to mention, these folk would make excellent midwives, they are full of encouragement even when you are quite literally convinced that you cannot do something, they somehow manage to encourage you to keep trying.

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Rows of weights, and they aren’t just for decor, we actually pick those up and do stuff with them.

Anyway, it isn’t so much about the gym, and neither is it so much about eating better, though I am doing a whole lot of that. It is all about the sleep. I am sleeping folks, can I hear a hoorah. It has been years since I slept like a regular person. I am in bed before midnight, often before eleven every single night… and I spontaneously wake up at five. This was a goal, that I thought sounded to good to be true, that I would never ever achieve, because it is completely unrealistic for all the things I try and do in a day. But a couple of weeks of real sleep is absolutely life changing. Once or twice I thought, how bad could it be, and I stayed up later only to feel so horrifically dreadful the next day that I quickly chose to sleep properly again the following night. Honestly how on earth did I survive on so little sleep for so many years. This has created a new problem for me, I am not sure how to fit everything into my day anymore…

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This is not a new kind of tree, these are called Pezzi balls and are used to torture novice gym goers.

I always used to blog when my kids were sleeping, I love the peacefulness and working away when the house is quiet. The reality is with doing this programme I have discovered that I need to carve out my needs a lot more clearly. Before I might have said, I am so tired and then soldiered on. Well now I head for bed. So I am looking for extra time in my day – time for emailing folk, time for editing photographs, and also time for blogging. So this means that a lot of folk around here have had to up their game somewhat. I no longer clean up after meals at all… ever. And I use that time for all the behind the scenes blogging work and in the evening, about the only good thing I am for is editing pictures… My most productive time of day is in the late afternoon, I have always liked that time of day for working, but that is also really busy, with visitors stopping by and kids needing attention for this and that. So this past week I tried blogging in the mornings, during school time. I know it seems crazy, but it appears that the mornings might be a good time for me… the kids have their work and I have mine.

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I have very few nice words available for anything that looks remotely like a bike.

When I get home from gym the kids are just waking up and they can take forever to get into gear. I find myself waiting around for them to catch up with me and so I tried getting home from gym and working solidly on blogging, for an hour or two before checking on how their school day was going and it worked. It has to get better though. They all got the idea that they could actually get started with school while I was busy. All my kids have school ready to tackle on their own at the start of the day, even if it is just reading, nobody needs all my attention all the time. So I am upping their school game too. Let’s face it, my kids have a working mum and it has taken forever for me to figure out that it is okay to work while they are up and about and doing stuff. I have always thought that would be letting them down somewhat, but actually it is raising their game and the more independent work they do, the better. I am going to keep at it and see if the morning slot doesn’t work as a good time to get blogging more consistent again. Honestly something has to work out, because I never ever want to go back to not sleeping again. And now that I have discovered how much I enjoy gym I don’t want to lose that either. So time is of the essence, blogging will go on, just at a slightly slower pace, while I find the balance between life and sleep. In the meantime, I am going to encourage all the night owls I know to get more sleep, you will feel so much better for it.

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What We Have Been Reading Lately, the Penguin Random House Edition…

March 28th, 2017 · 6 Comments

We have been reading a ton this year, lots and lots of new books are on my desk waiting for their reviews to be written… so let’s dive in and begin…

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Parenting


The Happiest Kids in the World by Rina Mae Acosta and Michelle Hutchison published by Penguin Random House South Africa:

I have to qualify this review a little bit, because I almost never ever read parenting books… ever. It is quite simple, with eight kids our entire parenting philosophy can be summed up in a couple of words: “Whatever makes the least noise.” And I haven’t met many parenting books with that philosophy. That being said, I love reading about anything around the world, and parenting around the world is just fascinating. It turns out that Dutch children have come out tops in the “happiness stakes” in study after study, so I was eager to see exactly what it was that makes their kids so happy. It turns out, love and respect are the foundation of their family life, everyone has an opinion and anyone can voice their opinion… children are people and need to be treated like that… Not necessarily like little adults or like the centre of the universe. This was reassuring for me as in our house everyone does indeed have a voice (and yes often all at once) and opinions are expressed freely and frequently. The authors, who are married to Dutch men and raising their children in a totally “new to them” culture, have had a lot to learn and a lot to get used to. It appears that the Dutch in general are very pragmatic and have a very level headed approach to life in general, including parenting.

The book includes thirteen chapters, from pregnancy and birth, right on through pre-school, primary school and into the teen age years. The gloss over nothing, they merely observe what happens, in schools, in parks, in playgroups and so on. It was a lovely read, I thoroughly enjoyed it and kept thinking I must have Dutch ancestors… because so much of what they write about makes perfect sense, including how they trust their children to get on with things and leave them to get on with them. There are no home work fights because primary school children don’t get homework; there are no chore debates, because everyone has their role to play; there is definitely no hovering around the playground to make sure that your child is performing better than all the rest, because honestly, nobody cares; and there is no “PRETEEN/TEEN TALK” because they have already discussed everything their children need to know as they grew up. I really enjoyed this book. If you are looking for a fun to read no-nonsense parenting book, that isn’t going to leave you drowning in guilt about all the things that you should have done… then this is the parenting book for you. This is definitely not the book for go-getter parents who are aiming to get their kids ahead at all costs… this is exactly for parents who need insights and ideas into raising “The Happiest Kids in the World.”

A Quick Escape

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella published by Penguin Random House:
This is a fabulous weekend read that had me laughing out loud. It certainly isn’t deep or earth shattering in anyway. Just pure fun. This is the story of Katie Brenner, and her boss, Demeter, in two parts. The first part is set in London, Katie is working as hard as she can to stay afloat, in the cut-throat world of marketing. And Demeter has the oh so perfect life of the boss, who really couldn’t care less about her underlings. While Katie’s life looks perfect on her instagram feed, the reality is somewhat further away from that, further than even she would like to share with her friends and relations. She is trying to fit into the BIG world of London, it is very much a case of two steps forward and three steps back… and then her world comes tumbling down and she returns to her roots in the country. And we find ourselves in part two of the book. During her sabbatical, as she tells her folks, from the world of commerce, she establishes a glamping holiday farm… and who should turn up but her nemesis Demeter. Katie decides to get her own back on her perfect boss… only to discover her boss has a not so perfect life. Funny, heartwarming and just the book I needed to get a bit of a break from reality… and a visit to the English countryside, even in a book is always a good getaway. I am definitely going to be seeking our more Sofie Kinsella, for some light reading that takes you away from it all.

Middle School Fun

Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life by James Patterson:
We have a huge James Patterson fan in our house in one of my middle school boys, James Patterson is a bit of a prankster and clearly appeals to the middle school boy sense of humour. This is the story of Rafe Khatchadorian, a middle schooler who decides to break every rule in the school. Gotta say not my fave genre of book, but my “most reluctant to pick up an book and read for pleasure lad” absolutely loves James Patterson and roared with laughter all the way through, so he is clearly reading it and I will take it as a win!!! The chapters are really short and the story is richly illustrated, adding to the easing reading approach and appeal. Clearly Rafe’s scheme to break all the rules is a little silly and he encounters a number of problems as he launches from one ridiculous scheme to the next… fun reading, totally anti-establishment… and a great read for a reluctant reader.

Middle School Fun


Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illustrated bu Joe Sutphin and published by Penguin Random House South Africa:
And this title just brought James Patterson to my younger readers… there is an adorable mouse in it after all!!!. This is the story of Isaiah a laboratory mouse that discovers freedom… The book begins with his entire family escaping from a laboratory… That Horrible Place. They all have rather special, laboratory induced peculiarities, Isaiah for instance is bright blue. And they are all recaptured almost immediately except for our delightful little friend who was the smallest of them all… a particularly nervous little fellow with a penchant for big words and reading. A chatty little mouse, who also happens to be afraid of everything. This is a sweet and endearing animal story… that would make a fabulous read-a-loud to children that are ready to move up from picture books at bedtime, it is also a great first chapter book… because the action is fast and the chapters are short. The book is delightfully illustrated all the way through and against all odds and a number of obstacles the little hero does actually win the day.

The Faraway Tree for Emerging Readers

A FarAway Tree Adventure: The Land of Dreams by Enid Blyton and illustrated by Alex Paterson, published by Penguin Random House South Africa:
This book is perfect for children whose parents are dying for them to read their favourite childhood books, The folk of the faraway Tree by Enid Blyton, and yet their children aren’t quite ready for chapter books. These are easy reader versions of stories from the Folk of the Faraway Tree and they are fabulously illustrated with full colour pictures on every page and short snippets of writing on each page as well. Perfect for readers who are launching from those initial reading books, who are keen to read more but lack a little confidence… these books consolidate the reading skills they have and provide perfect practice with interesting and engaging stories. The book is short enough to read in a sitting for the more confident reading, and long enough to be read “a chapter a day” with a bookmark for the less confident reader.

In this story the Folk of the Faraway Tree Heroes Beth, Joe, Frannie and their cousin Rick find themselves in the land of dreams, where they are put to sleep by the sandman and it is up to their Faraway Tree friends Silky, Saucepan Man and MoonFace to get them home safely.

A FarAway Tree Adventure: The Land of Toys by Enid Blyton and illustrated by Alex Paterson, published by Penguin Random House South Africa:
There are six in this Far Away Tree Series, and well worth it for your emerging reader… in this story the Saucepan Man finds himself in a little pickle as he is imprisoned in the castle by the toy soldiers. The children have to figure out a way to rescue him before the cloud at the top of the tree moves onto a new land. Exciting times and just fun reading.

All these books were given to us for review purposes by Penguin Random House South Africa. This is not a sponsored post and opinions expressed are entirely our own.

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Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #350

March 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Well this might have been the week that all the things we have been dying to do fell into place and we completely did them… we hiked almost daily and the weather has been hot hot hot… so it has literally been hike, recover, hike, recover, and repeat over here… that is all good for life, but not fabulous for blogging. What can I say the new gym routine for me is working on getting enough sleep and because of that blogging has taken a little rest while I figure out how to schedule it all in… Meanwhile, how beautiful is Table Mountain… and how very lucky we are to have this at the heart of our city.

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Our Book Book Giving Day Project is in full Swing… if you have signed up to join us, I am battling to communicate with the school. This is the reason they very much need a library, internet is flakey, phones don’t always work… and I am getting the details to you as fast as I can. So join in, join in… we are trying to build a library for over a thousand kids… we need books and lots of them. It is totally doable, book by book we can build a library. Don’t forget SuperNova Magazine has an absolutely fabulous offer for our followers, they will match any subscription and donate your order to the library when you stop and shop there. If you don’t know how cool they are then check out their sight. Really if your kids don’t know SuperNova magazine then you need to introduce them to it… for all sorts of cool fun, opinion, factual, fabulous reasons.

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Otherwise, if you have teens desperate for their Learner’s License… then we have a brilliant app for that and it is a GiveAway…

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Lovely Links from This Week

  1. We are that Family has a way with words…Your Normal Isn’t The World’s Normal And The Greatest Deception Is That You Believe It Is
  2. I just loved this post: How Living in Italy Changed my Idea of Minimalism
  3. Ten Facts you didn’t know about Fynbos on SA-Venues.com
  4. The Art of Simple has everything you need to know about listening to podcasts… everything: How to listen to podcasts: a 101 primer.
  5. Something to make: Painted Leaf skeletons on Babyccinokids…
  6. This looks like something cool my kids would like to explore… Turn your classroom into a citizen science lab with Global Explorer… on the Ted-ed blog.
  7. I absolutely love HandMade Charlotte’s Off-the-Grid Dollhouse…
  8. Love, love, love this post: How to Host a Nature Day on Simple Homeschool…

This Week’s Highlights

Listening: Now that I have an almost daily commute to gym and back. I need somethings to listen to, so I picked this epic series and I am absolutely loving it… riveted!!! I thought it would take weeks to listen to, but no… I am flying through book three, just can’t stop listening!!!


Watching with the Kids: After watching the series we had to watch the movie… as one does!!!

Watching Myself: Well there is of course a whole lot more than one season… so onto season 2.

A Blast From the Past:


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That’s us… Hope you are all have a fabulous week!!!

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