Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. Another, foggy, cold, wet, 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 The Golden Antilles by Tim Severin, an interesting history about the obsessive quests for the easy riches of the New World. Also, yesterday morning, I indulged in a quick read of the unfinished novel, Sanditon by Jane Austen during my lie in, which set me up nicely to start watching ITV’s new series. Meanwhile I have continued dipping in and out of the mystery-thriller The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney.
While on the screen, I have continued enjoying the new WWII drama, World on Fire on the BBC and I finished watching the final series of the magical, crime drama Grimm on Netflix. Also I started watching the two new adaptations: the BBC’s highly anticipated, fantasy drama, His Dark Materials and ITV’s new, period drama, Sanditon. And I have continued getting my glitz, glam and sequin fix with the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. My favourites were Alex & Neil’s retro Jive; Michelle & Giovanni’s cheeky American Smooth and Saffron & AJ’s lovely Waltz.
As for my week more generally, not a huge amount to share. I returned to work this week, after our half-term break, and it was my first week back full time. Which I think seemed to go well and it was great to spend more time with my new class and get to know them better. However it did leave me very tired, so I didn’t do anything socially (not even Bonfire Night!) and instead just treated myself to relaxed, early nights. Then at the end of the week, my dad treated me to an Indian take-away (I had a prawn Balti), that we enjoyed with a few beers while watching the new, gritty, historical drama, The King (2019).
Well that’s it for now, as you can see it was a tiring but balanced week for me. Now I am off to get ready to go to the Remembrance service at my church, where I have been lucky enough to have been asked to light one of the six Remembrance candles. 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?