• Family, Reading 20.10.2011 4 Comments

    “If I could have ONE whole day to myself, I would…

    This blogging prompt from BritMums caught my imagination today as I actually have a day to myself. Well, not, strictly speaking, an entire day, but from 8.30 till 4 so not bad.

    The trouble with a day to myself is that I actually like spending time with my family! So an entire day with one or more of my daughters, my son or my husband would be a real treat but a day on my own, not so much. Today also happens to be my Birthday so really I would prefer to share it with the family! I have some college work to do but I’m going to leave that till tomorrow and have a day off.

    My husband gave me a Kindle for my birthday so you can probably guess how the day is going! Firstly, I got it charged up. Then I downloaded a book, just because I could. It was actually some short stories by Michael Connolly just to try out the download process. The first story has been read and I am now thinking about which full length book to buy. I could happily spend the rest of the day choosing and reading a book, accompanied by fresh coffee at intervals. In fact, that is exactly how I will spend the day and, as it is my birthday, I will even put the heating on, plump up the cushions and settle myself down on the sofa. Bliss!

    Later, I may do a little baking. Mmm… I can already smell the cake in the oven and the coffee brewing and my Kindle saving my place for me in a good book. The perfect day.

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  • I wasn’t sure I needed an iPhone but since it arrived I have become addicted.

    I use it to check emails, Facebook and Twitter. I do my online grocery shopping with Ocado, check in with Foursquare and sometimes even use it for phone calls and texts!

    I recently downloaded the WordPress app and here I am writing my first blog post from my iPhone.

    I’m not sure how I’ll get on typing posts up on the tiny keyboard but turning the phone sideways to make the keyboard wider certainly helps.

    It will probably be easier to post photos too, but that’s for another day. Today I’m just going to write this short post and see how it looks.

    I hope you’ll give me some feedback and maybe some advice too and then a longer, more interesting post will hopefully follow.

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