Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sam Sunday #19: Joe's Christening

My nephew with his parents

It's been a busy week.  Today was the Christening of my nephew, Joseph, and Tom and I were chosen to be two of his godparents.  It was kind of a strange experience as I wasn't raised as religious myself and because of this, I'm not at all familiar with Church services.  I was worried that I wouldn't know what to do or say!  After the service, we had a bit of a gathering around someone's house and it was nice to spend time with my family.


A bit of a blurry photo; I am in the white dress & my husband in the grey suit.

Apart from that, my weekend has been spent clearing out our main bedroom as we're getting it plastered next weekend and the plasterer is coming super early!  We have moved all of the furniture and our possessions, ripped up the carpet, dismantled the fitted wardrobes and the fitted blinds, removed the coving and skirting board and taken down the wallpaper.  It is literally now a blank shell; I can't wait for it to be plastered so we can decorate it the way we would like it.

I mentioned in my last Sam Sunday post that I've been having a tough time recently and to cheer me up, my husband bought me an iPad Mini in the week.  I've been eyeing the iPads ever since the original version first came out but as I had a laptop and a kindle already, I just couldn't justify it to myself.  But last week my laptop broke (the dreaded blue screen attacked!) and as my kindle is now almost three years old, I decided that it would finally be OK to have an iPad.  I love it already, the goodreads app is awesome and I can still blog on it as the bloglovin app makes commenting on other blogs very easy.  I have the kindle app of course but I think in the long run I'm still going to prefer my read kindle.  As I'm a total iPad newbie, I would appreciate any app recommendations and/ or tips for getting the most out of it.

This week, I've been reading:
 

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  1. I enjoy reading magazines on the Ipad, but I'm still not sold on it to take the place of my laptop :p

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    1. I think I will still read on my kindle, as I do find the back-light on the iPad a bit much if I'm reading for a long time. I do like blogging on it though.

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  2. It must be nice feeling to be asked to be a godparent, as well as responsibility, too :)

    It's nice to see you have had such good reads lately - very high scores.

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    1. Yes, it felt lovely to be asked :)
      My stretch of excellent reading finished with Blood of the Lamb, which was just OK. But it was good while it lasted!

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  3. Your nephew is a cutie pie :) Congrats godmother!

    Have fun with your new toy!

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  4. Your nephew is adorable! Enjoy the new iPad mini. My husband bought a Samsung tablet this week for his birthday and hasn't put it down since. My laptop is on its last leg. Looking to upgrade around the end of year/holiday sales.

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    1. I was the same, you couldn't tear me away from it for the first couple of days! :P
      What will you upgrade to?

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  5. Lucky you for the iPad Mini! I recommend the Overdrive app if you can borrow ebooks from your public library through Overdrive!

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    1. Thanks Laurie, I will look into the overdrive app as I have used overdrive before through the library to download audiobooks. I might be able to get ebooks now to...

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  6. Awww. Congrats on the christening! Everyone looks lovely and the baby is adorable.

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  7. Look at you all how lovely! Your nephew is a lucky boy, I think having a bookish godmother is a great gift :) I love your dress by the way, very elegant!

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  8. IPad snap! How exciting! I adore mine, I've been up and down on trains a lot recently and it has been so useful. Although I'm not planning on it as a replacement for my kindle either. Have a good week :)

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  9. Ooh, exciting changes to your home!! Do show us pictures when it's done!! :)
    I love the picture of you and your family!!

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