Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #346

Welcome to February… we are surrounded by hearts… Your free printable calendar post will be out later in the day!!!


Lovely Links from This Week

  1. Check out: Lonely Planet Kids Writing Competition for kids… closes on 3 February.
  2. This post on K. Elizabeth Fleck’s blog, A Self Care Rhythm: A Treat for everyday of the week, resonated so well with me, I function well on rewards and I am a firm believer in the lie-in day. I tried a Read All Day today, whenever I wasn’t crazy busy I read and it was wonderful!!! I need to think about this a little better… definitely it is a journey and I am still on it.
  3. For book lovers everywhere there are a heap of gems in this Ultimate Guide to Children’s Book in 2017 from the Book trust.
  4. If you have never visited South Africa: Check out Mom In Zurich’s post on 10 Favourite Family Friendly Places in South Africa.
  5. Because I love Babble Dabble Do… and here are her Best Science Books!!!
  6. Petit Elefant’s Baked Potato Bar is a great idea, especially since we are always on the look out for easy lunches!!!
  7. The sweetest Valentine Craft that I have seen all year, from Mother Natured!!!
  8. And since Valentines is imminent… take a look at Babyccino’s sweet little treasure boxes!!!

This Week’s Highlights

Reading Myself: I am preparing for a massive book review post… so reading a ton. I have to say I am in the mood for a fabulous cookbook. As the business of New Year passes by it feels like just the season to try new tastes and flavours.

Family Reading A-Loud: The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedom. This book is all about reasoning and logic, and learning where arguments tend to fall down. I have to say that my kids weren’t that enthusiastic about the topic, it sounds a little drab… but then we got reading and they are loving it… reasoning and logic skills to empower them to give them great debating skills, and champion training for great arguments. Turns out these are life skills that they want to perfect!!!

Listening: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, from audible, narrated by Nick Offerman…. it’s excellent and we are loving it!!!

Watching with the Kids: The KidLit TV channel on Youtube… stories, author interviews, illustrators at work… just fun.

Watching Myself: A bitter sweet farewell to the Australian Open, I haven’t got immersed in a tennis tournament for ages… and I loved it. But so many many hours spent watching!!!

Planning: A whole new month of “Getting it Done Posts…” and we are headed into the kitchen. Kitchen tasks that we need to get done desperately and kitchen tasks to help us streamline the food situation, which is at least thirty meals a day every day!!!

Re-Discovered: Our Survival of the Season Spot has been revived, the couch is dragged out so that we can sit and read in the evening breeze… it’s kind of balmy when the whole wide evening sky becomes another “room” in your house.

GiveAway Winner

January’s Giveaway… were these stunning nature activity books from Creative Nature…


And here are all the entries…


And a winner carefully chosen…


And the winner is…


Congratulations to: Kim Jan 27, 2017 at 8:22 pm Would love these, kids crazy about penguins since visiting boulders!

And huge thank you to Creative Nature who supplied us with “Fynbos and Seashore Colour and Activity Books”, one set to review and one set to GiveAway. We were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed were as usual, entirely our own.

A Blast From the Past:


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

2 Replies to “Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #346”

  1. I cant believe it is February already!!’ Seems like yesterday we rang in the new year!!! And I see some malls have been decorated for the month of love

  2. MrsFF, the question I ask is… how is it February? Already, so soon? And yes… Valentines Day is in full swing over here, as you can see!!! Too sweet… have a lovey day and thank you for stopping by!!!

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