Sunday Reflection | 27th October 2019

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. Another, mostly wet and cold, but with snatches of autumn sunshine I love so much, 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 fourth Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mystery: The Moor by Laurie R. King, which appropriately took me to wet, foggy Dartmoor for another diabolical mystery. Then I started reading the mystery-thriller The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney, which I hope to squeeze in before the end of R.I.P XIV. I have also continued to dip in and out of The Golden Antilles by Tim Severin, an interesting history into the dangerous, obsessive search for the fabled city-of-gold: El Dorado.

While on the screen, I have continued getting my glitz, glam and sequin fix watching the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. My favourites last night on the Halloween Special were Michelle & Giovanni’s brilliant Addams Family Foxtrot; Emma & Anton’s classic Tango and Alex & Neil Kevin’s funky Ghostbusters. Also yesterday morning, I had a tense watch as England beat New Zealand in their semi final for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Come on, England! I have also continued enjoying The Hairy Bikers: Route 66 on the BBC, Jamie Oliver’s Meat-Free Meals on Channel 4 and the new WWII drama, World on Fire on the BBC.

As for what I have been doing, I managed a full week of extended hours at work – not quite full time yet – however it did take its toll on me later in the week. Hence the lack of reviews for Persuasion by Jane Austen and Her Kind by Niamh Boyce, which I had hoped to get up this week. Then Friday night, I celebrated getting through it by having a great catch up; a Chinese takeaway (I had a king prawn Chow Mein and Jill Yuen ribs) and a couple of beers with my best friend. Now, with a week off for half term, I will hopefully get those reviews up for you soon.

Well that’s it for now, as you can see it was a good if tiring week for me. Now I am off to get ready and watch as much of the other RWC semi final: Wales vs South Africa I can, before I need to go to the Morning Praise service at my church, where I am serving as a Welcomer. I look forward to catching up with all of you again next Sunday. Bye for now!

Now over to you: Tell me what have you been reading, watching and getting up to this past week?

10 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 27th October 2019

    1. Yes, well busy compared to what I have got used to over the last month or so with my foot, and thank you, I am enjoying my break with all the reading and TV watching it brings. 🙂

  1. Sounds like you had a good week and are easing back into work gradually – very sensible! I missed out on RIP this year, but will certainly make time for Nonfiction November. Enjoy your week off!

    1. Thank you, JoAnn – I had to do a double take for a minute there because of your name change 😉 I am also taking part in Nonfiction November – I hope we both enjoy! 😀

  2. Your mystery-thriller The Virgin of the Wind Rose looks like one I’ll be curious to know more about. I like the cover and hope you get it finished before the R.I.P. deadline this week. I’m glad you’re getting back to full steam with your work schedule, but be sure to take care of yourself in the process!

    My newest grandson was baptized this morning wearing the same gown both his mother and I were baptized in (along with quite a few other babies in our family over the past 75 years!), so it’s been a special day for us. I hope to settle in tonight and finish the tome I’ve been working on for awhile. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Kelly – I haven’t read much of The Virgin of the Wind Rose yet, but the little I have has been intriguing. It would be lovely to finish it before the end of R.I.P. but if I don’t I will have still read more than the four books I signed up for. So all good! 😀

      Congratulations on the baptism of your newest grandson and how wonderful that he was wearing the family’s gown. God bless him and all your family. 🙂

  3. Happy Sunday to you Jessica. It sounds like you took it to the limit at work last week. My reading week was frustrating, having started The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett. I had a tough entry and in five days only got to page 150. Finally yesterday it started to take off. Tomorrow we set out on another road trip for four days to an area of CA called Marin County. One of my favorite places to hike and read. Then it will be November and I plan to stay home, read and blog until our American holiday of Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful week and don’t push yourself too hard. You would not want to have a relapse just before the holidays-:)

    1. Thank you, Judy 🙂 I was tired from work last week, but don’t worry the holidays have already arrived for me, as we have a week off now for half term. I am very pleased to hear that Dunnett’s The Game of Kings has finally picked up for you! And I hope you enjoy your trip to Marin County, CA and I look forward to hearing all about it. 😀

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