Sunday Reflection | 15th December 2019

Good morning everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A cold, wet week has passed here in the UK, in a blur of work, more Christmas shopping, card writing and sinus problems, which saw me missing my dance group’s Christmas party. Now it’s time to reflect on what I’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:

My reading has slowed down considerably this week with the all busyness of this time of year. I have continued to read the science-fiction, classic The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, all ready to watch the new TV adaptation, but made no more progress with the faith non-fiction, No God But One: Allah or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi, a follow up to his brilliant Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. However I did finally got my reviews of the nostalgic Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes’ mystery, The Moor by Laurie R. King and the fascinating history, The Golden Antilles by Tim Severin posted.

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 finally watched the biographical, black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street, starring the brilliant Leonardo DiCaprio on Netflix. And of course, I got my final glitz, glam and sequin fix for another year with the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing grand-final last night, although sadly my absolute favourites Emma & Anton didn’t win.

With my up-and-down health, it has been important for me to get in the kitchen rustling up tasty, healthy food. I have been cooking big batches of Meaty Bolognese and Curried Cauliflower Coconut Soup, as well as trying a new recipe for Tunisian Garlic and Chickpea Soup (pictured) from my Everyday Mediterranean cookbook – All these contain garlic and spices which are good for fighting colds and reducing inflammation. As well as cooking tasty Salmon Risotto to try to help keep my Vitamin D levels up.

Well that’s it for now, as you can see it has been another busy and pretty tough week for me, so I am treating myself to a lazy morning before heading to my Grandad’s for Sunday lunch. 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?

14 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 15th December 2019

    1. Lynn, I am so pleased to hear you loved finishing off The Durrells – I hope to watch it soon, although I am very intrigued by this new series of The Witcher. I also highly recommend the curried cauliflower soup, yum! 😛

  1. Hope you are feeling better soon. It’s hard to avoid colds this time of the year when we’re dashing about and in crowded shops.
    I’m afraid I gave up on Name of the Rose. It didn’t come close to being as good as the film version with Sean Connery but then I do have a soft spot for him anyway

    1. Thank you, Karen 🙂 I am sorry to hear you gave up on the new Name of the Rose – I have never seen the film so I can’t compare, but my dad is the same as you: he loves the film and so hasn’t even started the new series.

  2. Both of your soups sound (and look!) delicious. I’m sorry you’ve had some setbacks this week and hope the health-boosting food helped!

    I ended up zipping through an exciting thriller the past two evenings, so I’m doing better than expected reading-wise for a December. It’s usually a slow time for me.

    Wishing you a good week ahead!

  3. That’s a shame you missed your dance Christmas party if you were not feeling well, but all the recipes you have been trying out look lovely.
    My reading over the last few weeks has been pretty much exclusively work related. I can’t complain, as I am getting paid for it, but I am hoping to get some time this week to read for pleasure: probably something very light and a bit flimmy-flammy to counterbalance my recent run of quite heavy stuff.

    1. Alyson, I was pretty upset not to be able to go to my dance group’s Christmas party, but I had a terrible sinus headache so there was no option to go. Hopefully I will be better this week and I can look forward to my work’s Christmas do.
      Though it is great to get paid to read, I do hope you find some time this coming week to read for pleasure – Something light, cosy and a bit ‘flimmy-flammy’. 😀

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