This Sunday finds me relaxing after a long, difficult week at work. I’ve been so wiped out that I’ve had a hard time focusing on anything, let alone blogging – fortunately, I had a decent stock of blog posts available for the week, so I’ve kept things nice and lively here.
Friday brought me good news at last, however; my application for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK was successful, and now I don’t have any further visa worries! This is such a relief, as it took 2 1/2 months to process and my old visa expired in early December. My passport is back, so I can leave the country again to visit home, too, as it’s been over six months. I’m not sure when that will be, but I’m happy to have options once again.
I also decided to celebrate my new status with the purchase of an iPhone. I had a very old Android which was nearing the end of its 2 year contract and really was on its last legs. The hardware had never been able to keep up with the Android software and it only got a single update, keeping me stuck on an old version for over a year. It randomly dropped signal, leaving me unable to call or text at random times without a restart, which would then kill the battery. I watched others go on to play games together and download new apps I simply couldn’t use. I know it wasn’t Android’s fault, but I had really had enough, and decided to go for a phone I could guarantee would be supported for upgrades over its lifetime.
So, iPhone! I haven’t been able to put it down for the whole day I’ve had it, and let me just tell you I’m in love. I can actually type emails on it without an error in every other word! I’ve been playing games, including the massively popular Words with Friends! (Add me, I’m mbookworm there, I’d love to play with you!) It syncs my personal Kindle documents, so I can read Netgalley books on the go! I’m overwhelmed by all of the apps available, so I’d love your recommendations as I try to sort the wheat from the chaff.
I’ve also been taking some pictures and playing with Instagram – here’s my immediate TBR pile:
In the meantime I’ve been reading The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins for an upcoming blog tour this week, and dipping my way through A History of the World in 100 Objects by Dr Neil MacGregor. I’m hoping to finish the first in what’s left of today as well as writing some more reviews.
What are you up to this Sunday? Wishing you all amazing weeks!