Sunday Reflection | 5th January 2020

Good morning everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. The second week of the Christmas holiday has passed and here is what I’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:

My reading has continued well this week. I finished reading the cosy, crime-fiction, Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig, the second book in her long-running Clover Myrtle series, which I didn’t realise oops! Oh well it turned out to be a good, standalone mystery too. Now I have finished my festive reading, I have picked up where I left off with the faith non-fiction, No God But One: Allah or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi and the science-fiction thriller, Cold Fire by Dean Koontz.

While on the screen, I have started watching two new adaptations on the BBC: first, the dark, ghostly miniseries, A Christmas Carol (from the creator of Peaky Blinders) and second, the equally dark, bloody miniseries, Dracula (from the makers of Sherlock). I have continued to watch more films with my time off too, including the blockbuster, biographical drama, Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) about the legendary Freddie Mercury, and re-watches of the Harry Potter films (1-6) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

Sod’s law, I felt under-the-weather on New Year’s Eve, so I had a quiet night in watching some of the above films. Thankfully, I felt well enough to enjoy some celebratory drinks with family and friends on New Year’s Day. Then I had a lovely catch-up over cake and tea, with a friend from the school I previously worked at, turns out we’ve both been through a lot in 2019! Another day, I had great fun with my cousin and her boyfriend playing crazy golf and having lunch at Wagamama (I had a Shirodashi Ramen and we shared Duck Dumplings and Chicken Yakitori) Yummy! And finally, I had a girly night, last night, with drinkies and nibbles while we looked at my friend’s wedding photos.

As you can see it has been another brilliant week for me. Unfortunately, I awoke this morning with a horrible sinus headache, which means I won’t be able to go to church and I can only hope it is better enough later to go to my grandad’s for dinner. 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? How did you spend New Year’s Eve and Day?

4 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 5th January 2020

  1. I’m sorry for your ups and downs, but at least it hasn’t kept you from all the fun this week. I heard some family members discussing that new adaptation of A Christmas Carol, so it must be available here on one of the streaming services.

    Hope you’re feeling better in time for dinner!

    1. Thank you, Kelly – I didn’t get completely better and I still have problems now, but fortunately, I was feeling well enough to go to my grandad’s for dinner and back to work. 🙂

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