Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sam Sunday 7: Mother's Day Edition

Me and my Mum on my wedding day in 2011 :)

Today is Mother's Day here in the UK (although apparently not in the USA?), so I'm looking forward to visiting my parents for lunch in a few hours.  I've baked a traditional Victoria sandwich cake and I'm planning on taking that round with some berries and clotted cream so we can have a bit of an afternoon tea and laze around not doing much.  My Mum is fantastic, she's always been there for me during my fair share of ups and downs.  I'm also fortunate to have a lovely mother-in-law too, who is nothing like the nasty mother-in-law stereotype!

Aside from that, my week this week has been consumed with work, which I'm not allowed to write about, so there isn't much to say.  Our landlord has found a new tenant for our current house and they're moving in on April 1st, so we are pushing the solicitors to ensure we have moved into our house by then.  It looks OK at the moment, but they really do need a lot of nagging to get things done!

We've started packing and my books have been the first things to go into the boxes.  Of course I saw this as an excuse to go on a reserving spree at the library.  Never mind that I have a kindle full of unread books, I must have physical books around me at all times too!  I've spent the whole week absorbed in A Feast for Crows, book four of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.  I'm about 200 pages from the end and it's so good I don't want it to finish.  After this one, there's only one more book in the series currently published and then I'm in for a long wait.

This week, I've been reading:

Review posted:

16 comments:

  1. Awww, I love the picture of you and your mum! I think today it's only Mother's Day in the UK, in Holland it's the first Sunday of May :)
    I hope everything works out and you can move into the new house on time!

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    1. That's weird that we're different from everyone else! But at least you spell Mum in the same way as I do :)

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  2. Happy Mother's Day to you and your mum. We've still got a couple months until it's Mother's Day here. I can't wait, but mostly because I know the weather will be warm by then. LOL!

    A Kindle full of unread books is certainly no reason to stop acquiring more. I mean, if you turn it off, it's like those books aren't even there. ;-)

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    1. I'm excited for warmer weather too, it looked like it was getting warmer here but today we have had sleet so it's back to jumpers, boots and coats!

      And you are SO RIGHT about the kindle, I hadn't thought of it that way!

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  3. Aww, cute picture! And you just freaked me out - I was like OMG it's Mother's Day?!?! NOT READY. But here in the US, Mother's Day isn't until May, so I'm good. Phew! Good luck with the house! And enjoy the book - I just read it a couple of months ago and I'll be read Dance with Dragons over the summer - it's so addictive!

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    1. Haha, my apologies for causing the mini freak-out!
      I'll be reading Dance with Dragons as soon as I finish Feast for Crows, probably. I'm hooked!

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  4. It's not mother's day in Spain either. You're lucky to have a mother you adore and a great mother-in-law- Happy day to them both!

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    1. Hmm, so it is just a UK thing then? Weird!

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  5. It's so weird that Mother's Day is a different day for us in the US! I'm glad you seem to have such a lovely relationship with your mother. Good luck with all the packing! As for GRRM, I haven't read A Feast for Crows yet as I decided to hold out and read the books along with the television series. We'll see how long I hold out!

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    1. It is strange - I wonder which country got in there first and which decided to be different?
      I admire your strength in holding out to read Feast for Crows with the TV series. I was put off doing that when series 1 ruined the Jorah Mormont storyline for me - I want to read them all asap so the TV series can't ruin anything else if they decide to change it around.

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    2. Aww that's a great picture of you guys! And great that you have a close relationships - I'm the same way with mine! I love celebrating Mother's Day because I'm able to shower my mom with gifts and she can't refuse!

      I was interested to find out about the origins of Mother's Day with all the questions here, so I looked on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother's_Day.

      P.S. That cakes sound ahhhhhmazing!

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  6. I made a cake for mother's day tooooo! (Am I your only UK commenter thus far? Possibly...) But yay cake! Mine was a lemon one :).

    I weirdly really love packing (apparently no one else in the world does..?) so I'm totally like 'ARGH packing jealousy!' hahaha, but I hope your move goes well and the solicitors do their jobs and whatnot.

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  7. Happy happy Mother's Day! I've always loved the term "Mum" I kinda wish I was English so I could call my mom that, lol.

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  8. Your Mum looks so young! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. And I hope you have a smooth move to your new home. :)

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  9. It sounds like you and your mom had a great Mother's Day. It's so nice to be close to your mom and mother-in-law too. I think that we lucked out that way. :)

    Good luck with the packing - I remember doing that not quite a year ago. It is quite a project!

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  10. From what I can see, your dress is gorgeous. You were such a beautiful bride. I'm now very much looking forward to celebrating Mother's Day here in the States.

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