Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #343

I had this idea to sort through all the school stuff before we begin schooling again… one thing led to another and there is chaos on every surface. None of the gang are complaining… clearly if we can’t find a single thing that we need for school then we will just have to carry on playing, as one does!!!


Lovely Links from This Week

  1. A while back we learnt about the Dewey Decimal System… and we are totally doing this challenge: The Dewey Decimal Challenge
  2. I am still winding my way through the Problogger’s New Year Posts, this one is a gem: Start With a Bang – Things You can Do to Set Yourself up For Your Best Year of Blogging Yet!
  3. I have been intending to post a post on our creative space for so long… But the Artful Parent has totally done it for me: Creating an Art Space for Kids on the Artful Parent…
  4. Specific and achievable Family Friendly Goals: 8 smart and Fun New Year’s Resolutions that Kids Can Make…
  5. I love this… It isn’t the huge things that make a difference:One Answer to School Attendance: Washing Machines..
  6. The Minimalist Mom has everything you need for Getting Minimalist in 2017…
  7. This would make me wear lipstick every single day: When Clinique and Crayola get together.
  8. And if you love reading “A day in the life” posts then keep an eye on this link, where Simple Homeschool will be posting their collection of day in the life posts for the se7enth year running!!!

This Week’s Highlights

Reading Myself: I made my way through Harry Potter the first, since my gang have challenged me to read the series in two weeks. I am sure it was a month when we spoke about it first… but they have reduced the goal posts somewhat… to the point of unachievable… so I moved on to a new book, a quick holiday read and I am really enjoying it. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, I can see why everyone raves about her writing… it is compelling reading to say the least. I had no problem sitting on the couch reading this book for hours, I had to know what happened next and then next again. Contemporary writing about a guy and a gal… he is a paraplegic because of a motor accident… and she is employed as his carer. Not your traditional boy meets girl kind of a story, and it leaves with a fair amount to think about. Just what I needed to turn the weekend into a holiday for me…

Listening: The plan was that I listen to one classic a month throughout the year and I thought I would begin with something that I knew I liked… and wander my way through it while I cooked dinner. So I chose Pride and Prejudice, narrated by Rosamund Pike. Well forget about a chapter or two while I am cooking dinner… this is all consuming, life is on hold while I listen away. I had so forgotten how I enjoyed the classical classics.

Watching with the Kids: The Tale of Despereaux… Note to self: never watch a movie the day you finish the book… you are still far too much in the heart of the story to enjoy the movie.

Watching Myself: The Dakar Rally… I am a huge fan… I just love the hard work and effort that goes into it. It ticks all the boxes for me: great outdoors, never give up attitude and travel to such a variety of places…

Planning: My 52 Week Series of Getting things done… as one does!!!


Feasting: Roast Peaches for the win… a sugar free desert that all but one love!!!

Discovered: Create a Book Track App… I am going to check it out this week and see how it goes… The idea is that as you read your e-book and there are tons to choose from and plenty of free ones as well, the book has a backing track to go with it… while it rains in your story it will rain in your ears… very cool and something that a couple of my kids will love… I’ll check it out and get back to you all.

Exercise: Well hiking of course… and wondering if we should take the #52Hike challenge… or just keep it low key and rolling along like we normally do…

A Blast From the Past:


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

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