Sunday, 7 July 2013

Sam Sunday #21: Summer is Here


Summer has finally arrived and I've been enjoying it this week.  On Wednesday, I took my class of Year  6's on their final primary school trip to an adventure sports venue.  We did high ropes (petrifying), kayaking and lots of other such activities. It was an amazing day, my class only have two and a bit weeks now until they leave the school for good and I will really miss them.  I could have done without the major hay fever attack the day spent outdoors bought on though -on Thursday I looked as though I had been punched in the eye!

Then on Saturday my parents hosted a barbecue and today we've been doing yet more decorating.  In fact, we've done so much decorating recently that I should consider making it a regular feature of my Sunday posts!  I've been painting window frames and shower frames this weekend, boring stuff that has to get done so we can paint the bedroom walls and then get the new carpet laid.  Hopefully the bedroom will be done before the month is over.  Whilst my paint is drying, I'm enjoying the Wimbledon final.

I've been a picky reader this week, starting lots of books but then putting them down again.  I solved my pickiness by finally reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of my favourite authors.  Expect a glowing review next week :)

This week, I've been reading:
  

Review posted:

19 comments:

  1. I love that photo! The kid looks like he's got the greatest punk rock hairdo since Johnny Rotten!

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    1. Ha! I didn't notice that at first ;)

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    2. Haha, if only he had a head of hair that full! :P

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  2. Hooray for summer and hooray for decorating too! It's fun to put a place together :) Hard work though! Happy Sunday Sam

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    1. It is fun, we have decorated before but it's more exciting now that the house is actually ours to keep forever :)

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  3. How you feeling about Americanah - it's on my should I, shouldn't I buy list ;)

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    1. Beth, I loved it! It wasn't my favourite Adichie but she's such a good writer that everything she writes is excellent. You should put it on your should list!

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  4. Ooh Carolyn Turgeon! I've read couple of hers and loved them! Was this good?:-)

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    1. I'm in the middle of it, really enjoying it. The only other one of hers I've read is Mermaid and so far this is better :)

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  5. Yes finally the Summer has arrived. I'm glad you've been enjoying the sun and that you getting on well with the decorating. I too was watching the Wimbledon final. Tense or what?! Happy reading this week!

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    1. I know, it took long enough. I was watching the end of the Wimbledon final between my fingers, talk about tense!

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  6. You must share pictures of all the work you are doing! I've been putting on my home decor thinking cap lately but haven't really started doing much.

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    1. I will definitely put some pictures up, when we've made some decent progress. It's been a rip everything out and start over kind of job.

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  7. Decorating is exhausting, but is so gratifying in the end isn't it? I've never read Adichie so I am intrigued that she is one of your favorite writers. I'll keep on the watch for your review of Americanah.

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    1. I have read everything that Adichie has published, she is SO GOOD. Americanah was excellent but Purple Hibiscus is probably the best place to start if you are new to her writing.

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  8. Yay for the summer finally deciding to grace Europe with its presence!! :D
    You're working really hard with all the decorating and your job! I'm glad you also got to relax with your family and had a fun day with your students!

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    1. Finally is the word about summer, it took long enough!
      I'm holding out until the end of term - two and a bit weeks then I can have six glorious weeks off of work and I can't wait!

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  9. I love that photo. It looks like the baby is pulling off a massive punk rock hair do. It seems like you have been super busy lately. Summer is always the best time for things like this. Thanks for the book recommendation.


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