Good morning everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A bright, cold week has passed here in the UK, in a blur of work (which has been tough), Christmas shopping and recovering from a niggling cough and cold. Now it’s time to reflect on what I’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:
This week I have been reading the science-fiction, classic The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, all ready to watch the new TV adaptation, and the faith non-fiction, No God But One: Allah or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi, a follow up to his brilliant Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. I also finally got my review of the dark, atmospheric historical-fiction, Her Kind by Niamh Boyce posted, which I know a few of you were looking forward to.
While on the screen, I have continued enjoying the BBC’s highly anticipated, fantasy drama, His Dark Materials and their new period drama, The Name of the Rose. I also finished watching Sky’s trippy, historical drama, Britannia II. And of course, I got my glitz, glam and sequin fix with Strictly Come Dancing. In the semi-final last night, my absolute favourites were Emma & Anton’s glitzy Cha-Cha and ethereal Waltz. Also Kelvin & Oti’s Quickstep was good fun. However I was still gutted not to have Alex & Neil after they were knocked out by head-judge Shirley in favour of Chris & Karen…
Meanwhile as I still had the lingering remnants of that pesky cough and cold and a hard time with the kids at school, I didn’t do much else in the week. Instead saving my energy for my dad and I’s yearly trip for our big Christmas shop at Merry Hill shopping centre. And it was a successful trip, where I managed to break the back of my shopping for the big day, leaving only a few smaller gifts to pick up, and then wrapping and card writing. I also treated us to a scrumptious meal (chicken and mushroom curry, salt and pepper crispy chicken and fried rice) from Yangtze in the food hall.
Well that’s it for now, as you can see it was a pretty tough week for me, which ended on a high though. Now I am off to get ready for our Café Church service at my church, after which I have a planning meeting with the ladies that help to run our kids’ club. Then with my dad and grandad away, I have an afternoon all to myself – I think I might start getting the Christmas decorations up. I look forward to catching up with you all next Sunday. Bye for now!
Now over to you: Tell me what have you been reading, watching and getting up to this past week?