January 7th was not only the children's first day at school after the Christmas holidays, but it was also Vanyo's name day, so he brought two boxes of chocolates as a treat for his classmates and teachers...:) We had a small celebration in the evening and a bigger one during the weekend /we were invited to my parents' home that Sunday as my dad celebrates his name day on January 7th too:)/. And of course, Vanyo got some presents - a new game for his PSP from his dad, his sister and me and some money from his grandparents...:)
Other than Vanyo's name day, January has been a rather quiet month so far. Of course, we saw some movies - 'Deadfall' /nothing special:(/, 'Brave' /great entertainment for the whole family:)/, 'Bachelorette' /there were some funny moments, but the movie as a whole was nothing special...:(/ and 'The Adjustment Bureau' /not too bad, but not as good as I expected either... I was hoping for more excitement but the story was going rather slow most of the time...:(/
We also finished watching 'World Without End' TV show... Maybe it was not as good as 'Pillars of the Earth' but it was still very interesting...:)
January turned out to be a good month for reading too...:) The children and I finished 'The Starlight Barking' by Dodie Smith. It was an OK read, but not as interesting nor funny as my favourite children books...:) The kids have the same opinion as me!:) As Vanyo pointed out 'It started promising, but became a bit dull as the story continued...' The book we started reading next is 'The Black Arrow' by Robert Louis Stevenson...:)
I finished reading 'Game of Thrones' by George R. R. Martin. It proved to be a wonderful book - interesting, wise, touching, exciting...:) It revealed a whole new world in front of me and made me feel like a part of it...:) I'm sure I'll enjoy the other books of the series too!:) The book I started reading next is 'Bridget Jones' Diary' by Helen Fielding.