Sunday Reflection | 13th October 2019

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. Another, mostly wet and cold, week has passed and it is time to reflect on what I’ve been doing and how this week has gone.

This week, my reading has continued well. I finished reading the modern, suspense classic, The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart, which helped me escape the miserable weather to the sun-drenched island of Crete, and then a comfort re-read of the wonderful, Regency classic, Persuasion by Jane Austen. I also started reading the dark, atmospheric historical-fiction Her Kind by Niamh Boyce, which shines a light onto the women caught up in the terrifying Kilkenny Witch Trial, in Ireland, and the events that led up to it.

While on the screen, I have continued getting my glitz, glam and sequin fix watching the new series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. My favourites last night were Emma & Anton’s beautiful Viennese waltz and poor Alex & Neil’s undermarked tango! I have also been enjoying The Hairy Bikers: Route 66 on the BBC, Jamie Oliver’s Meat-Free Meals on Channel 4 and a re-watch of The Musketeers boxsets on the BBC iPlayer. Then on Netflix I was thrilled to find the final series of the crime drama with a dark, magical twist, Grimm, which I frustratingly missed when first shown on TV.

I am also very pleased to tell you I was able to start my phased return to work on Wednesday! With my back-to-work meeting completed that morning, it has been agreed that I will be going in each morning to help with admin and making resources for a week or so. Then once I have been to see the trauma and orthopaedic specialist again on Friday, I can hopefully start upping my hours. It was really lovely to see my work colleagues and the children – It was very touching to hear I had been missed, like I had been missing them. Also it has done my mood the world of good!

Well that’s it for now, as you can see it was another improved week for me and I look forward to catching up with all of you again next Sunday. Now I am off to get ready to go to our Café Church service at my church. Bye for now!

I’d love to hear from you before you go, so tell me what have you been up to this past week?


19 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 13th October 2019

    1. Lynn, I am pleased to hear you’ve been enjoying Jamie Oliver’s and the Hairy Bikers’ new shows. And yes, my phased return has gone really well, so has been so good to be back at work, seeing colleagues and the children. 🙂

  1. Glad you are easing back into your work routine… and it’s always nice to be missed! Persuasion will be my next Jane Austen to reread (though not sure when that will happen) and Mary Stewart is always enjoyable, too. Beautiful fall photo 🙂

    1. Thank you, JoAnn and I am so pleased you like my photo – I was happy to catch the tree in such a lovely light. I hope it won’t be too long till you’re able to indulge in a comforting re-read of Persuasion and yes, Mary Stewart is always lovely. 🙂

  2. Glad you’re doing better! Has Anton got a decent partner this year then? I usually feel sorry for him getting the comedy slot, like Ann Widdecombe, every year.

  3. Kudos on getting better and being able to go back to work. It’s nice when people miss you. 🙂 I’m about to finish The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman. It’s haunting, lyrical and heartbreaking. A different take on the horrors of WWII. I’ll be starting The Dutch House by Ann Patchett tomorrow night, or Tuesday at the latest.

    1. Thank you, Carmen 🙂 I am pleased to hear you have been enjoying The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman – It sounds wonderful. I really must try something by Hoffman! And I hope The Dutch House by Ann Patchett will be an equally good read. 🙂

  4. So glad to hear that getting back into your work environment was a positive move! This past week we got a new refrigerator (much needed because our former one was not repairable and now our food is truly cold and not rotting.) We had fire in Los Angeles but fortunately not near our home and the wind blew the smoke away from us instead of toward. So far I finished only one book because I am stuck on A Passage to India by E M Forster. Slow going, that one. It is for a reading group. Have you read it?

    1. Thank you so much, Judy 🙂 Great news about the new fridge, but very sorry to hear about the fire in Los Angeles – I hope there wasn’t too much damage. I haven’t read A Passage to India by E. M. Forster, but I want to read it and it is on my Classics Club list, as earlier this year I loved Forster’s Howards End.

    1. It was a good week, Sandra, except for the weather, but we can’t have it all, I suppose. And I am so pleased you thought Alex & Neil’s tango was undermarked too! 😀

  5. Well I’m going to TRILLIUM college in Sudbury ON taking Business Management till June 19th 2020… it was a spur of the moment. At first it was a AD on Facebook decided that I’m going to go fill in the application and then before I knew it… there was in class for the first time since I was 15 years old and I’m 43yrs
    Happy thanksgiving to you and your FAMILY OKIDOKI

    1. Hello Trey, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It’s always nice to hear from a new face 🙂 How exciting that you have gone back to college and I hope it goes well and you enjoy it. And I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. Sadly we don’t celebrate it here in the UK.

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