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?