Se7en’s Fabulous Fun #327

A entire week of sunshine… we made the very best of it… And I am having a weekend in a state of collapse, to recover, as one does!!!


Otherwise I have had literally dozens of emails in my inbox about homeschooling in the Western Cape recently, I really can’t get to them all… so here is my post with the answers you need: Homeschooling in the Western Cape, Especially the South Peninsula… If you are looking for details on homeschooling in South Africa in General I can’t recommend these two books enough… these books are relevant wherever you are, but very specifically answer your questions about the legalities of homeschooling in South Africa… Do you need to register or not, do you have to use a specific curriculum or not, how do you get a matric certificate and so on… I reviewed the Primary School One here…. and Interview the Author here…

Lovely Links from This Week

  1. I just love Poppytalk’s fun notebooks… I can think of a million uses for these, and you just need a printer… pop in your own coloured paper to get the colourful covers.
  2. The Magical Just So Festival is on this weekend in the UK… and you have to love Zing Zing Tree’s Beautiful Feather Bird Mask for the event.
  3. HandMade Charlotte rocked this week with a Giant Globe Piñata… followed by the cutest eco-green house…
  4. There is pure blogging gold in this older post from the Problogger: 7 Tips for Busy Bloggers on Finding Time to Blog…
  5. Meet Me At Mikes… is writing a new series: Pip’s School for Slumpy Creatives… Part 1 and Part 2…
  6. Can I move house now… Would you look at this Quaint Vintage Camper Trailer on Poppytalk.
  7. And The Great Parental Freak Out by Kevin De Young…

A Blast From the Past:

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Did You Know?

And here are a couple of things that got the absolute like from me this past week… (I wasn’t paid to say any of it… just genuine honest opinions that are all mine!!!).


Specsavers Right to Good Sight

This is a “public service statement…” for friends with kids between 6 and 12, did you know that Specsavers has free eye tests for kids in this age group… just had our guys eyes tested this week and their service was exceptional… just saying that you might want to check out your local Specsavers. (I wasn’t paid to say this at all… just thought you guys would like to know about it!!!).

Printables from Ideas Magazine

And since there was an HP printer in the house… did you know that you can buy all sorts of lovely printables from Ideas Magazine. Gotta love Ideas magazine… there is so much to love and so many pretty things to cut out and keep for projects and journals… who knew you could get all these goodies, print them out… for the win!!!

Tim Chase And Online Learning

If you have a middle to high school age student, then I highly recommend this free online course for them… Digital Learning: A course for becoming confident with modern online tools. Announcing a FREE seven-week online class. Our kids have done this, it had given them the tools and skills to go much further than they could have done on their own. It is a fun way to learn, students are expected to work hard and meet their deadlines and it is a fabulous way for them to learn a lot of online and work skills in a safe environement. The students work hard, and meet their their deadlines and the progress is impressive. Our kids have really learnt enormous amounts from it… our reluctant to be online ever kid learnt more than enough to work comfortably in an online classroom and our IT loving kid got just as much out of it… working to their strengths… You can take a look at the site and student assignments over here.

Digital Learning is Impact Virtual Learning’s most popular class–great as a stand-alone for your homeschooling teen or as a prerequisite for the Impact Virtual Learning electives. Digital Learning has received terrific responses from parents and students. You can see some of the reviews at The course features website creation, digital citizenship, and working with embed codes and design tools. You’ll love the teacher feedback, and your homeschooler will love the peer-interaction. Registrations are now being processed at

And a GiveAway Winner

All the entries…


Carefully chosen by a small person…

Jo Comment #9: Aug 9, 2016 at 10:37 am This would be lovely for my sons and daughter. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway. I always expect that we will run into your family one day (I was once on a flight with your husband but thought it would be odd to ask for an autograph) as you seem to be at the same places we go to!

Congratulations Jo, expect an email from us shortly, so that we can get your prize to you speedily!!!

That’s us… Hope you are all had a fabulous weekend!!!

4 Replies to “Se7en’s Fabulous Fun #327”

  1. Thank you Marcia, fun times… lemon trees are so fresh and fun!!! And take your kids they will be fascinated!!! Hope you have had a great week!!!

  2. Oh I hope so MrsFF, it is just the most brilliant thing that we could get so many of our kids eyes tested, especially since all the older ones wear glasses, I was expecting there to be one or two problems, but they were all fine!!! Have a great day!!!

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