Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #352

Can you believe that it is almost the end of April, how can this be. Cape Town is behaving like summertime and because of all the holidays we have been taking some time off school, and the father person has been on leave. It’s been great: sleeping, reading, hiking and ice-cream… in that order. And we celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary on the 24th… which just feels a little weird, since I don’t feel old enough to be 24… but that’s a whole ‘nother thing!!!


Se7en Builds a Library Book by Book

Our library building project is starting to fly… at last… if you are looking for all the details then look no further than this post here. Books are starting roll in.. this is a good thing… keep them coming folks. It is definitely not too late to join in… the more the merrier!!! Just leave me a comment and I will send the shipping details onto you immediately.


Lovely Links from This Week

  1. My favourite series on Design Mom continues to be Living With Kids… You have to take a look at these slow travellers…
  2. While we are talking about travelling… Since I had all my luggage stolen in Zambia nearly two years ago, I haven’t replaced it because I’m picky and I haven’t seen anything I liked… but that just changed, would you look at these bags to die for on Babyccino kids…
    Essential Packing for a weekend with kids…
  3. If you love travel, then this one is for you… I have been following Andrew Evans on twitter for years, he goes plenty of places and blogs, tweets and writes about his journey as the original digital nomad for National Geographic. Right now he is hiking through Jordan, it is epic, what an adventure… and you can follow his journey over here: Andrew Walks Jordan.
  4. I really enjoyed this post, in a world that is crying out for understanding and diversity, The Need for Cultural Humility… on the Hare Translation Journey, made an excellent read.
  5. My friend Marcia had an excellent post for all of us, on her blog Organising Queen: If It’s Not Serving You, Let It Go…
  6. And because Seth Goldin always has something to think about… Who cut down the last tree?
  7. Right now it doesn’t feel like Autumn at all… but it should and in the spirit of cooler weather and visits to granny to look for natural autumn treasures… I loved these Leaf faces from PickleBums
  8. And in the spirit of the Easter season that just flew past, I pinned this beautiful post from Bellisima Kids…

A Blast From the Past:

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This Week’s Highlights

Book I am Most Anticipating: Journal Sparks by Emily Neuburger, I mean doesn’t this look like something that you just want to dive into. If you don’t follow her already then head over to her site and take a look at her lovely creative ideas for journaling, arting, writing (with kids)… And the (with kids) is in brackets, because as soon as you get there you are going to want to do play with all these creative ideas yourself!!!

From my Reading Pile: I am still reading my way through this excellent and very readable book on sleep and honestly I am blown away in every chapter… you think you know about sleep and that you should be getting more than you are. And then you read a book like this one and realise that you, and I am speaking for myself here, know nothing at all about sleep… and you absolutely have to get some, your life depends on it.

Listening: Well I have been Listening to Conn Iggulden’s War of the Roses series… Book 1, Book 2, Book 3… week after week, only to discover that Book 4 is not available here. So I did a look at books that are on our audible pile, looking for something to listen to while I drove to and from gym. I have been meaning to read this book for ages… so I am listening away. Not easy listening, and that is why I am glad I am listening rather than trying to read it… but it is packed with wisdom, and lots of takeaways. I am so glad this is one of our kids’ high school reads… it is a great starting point for thinking seriously about finances.

Listening with the Father Person: To the Reading Writer’s Podcast… A weekly chat with Aaron Armstrong, about books and books that folk are writing… you can take a look at his website here, all the posts that say Live interview are podcasts…

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Looking Forward to: This Zero Waste Talk at the 2 Oceans Aquarium… As we head towards less and less garbage I am always looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

GiveAway Winners

As part of PanMacmillan and The Park by Gail Schimmel’s Blog Tour last week we had a GiveAway…


Huge thank you to so many of you for entering… the more you enter the more GiveAways we can post…

And our winner is:


Congratulations to: Cassey look out for an email from us so that I can get your book to you soonest!!!

This Week’s GiveAway


We have this collection of Landy Books to GiveAway… stop by and leave a comment here if you want to enter!!!

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


8 Replies to “Se7en’s Fabulous Fun Post #352”

  1. Thank you for the linky love, and congrats to Cassey on the book.

    Now, have you listened to Thrive by Ariana Huffington? She’s also written another one just on sleep, the Sleep Revolution. Because I can’t see anything linked (was it supposed to be linked?)

  2. Thank you so much Kate, and loved your faces – of course!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!!

  3. Thank you so much Cat, I just can’t believe how time has flown past… time is really a crazy thing isn’t it!!! And 24 years from now… well we should be that lucky!!! Hope you guys are all set to enjoy the long weekend, sending buckets of love!!!

  4. Hay Marcia… This is my first big sleep book read, I am loving it… I am fascinated… reading every single word carefully. And I am never going back to less than se7en hours a night again… I have had a couple of eight hour a night weeks and honestly I run out of sleep I am up and good to go for the day at 5 am… I should have done this years ago!!! The link is the book and it will take you there… I will check out your recommendations… I still have one or two books to read in my pile, they could well overlap!!! Hope you guys have the best weekend!!!

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