Sunday Reflection | 16th February 2020

A quietened Storm Dennis on Sunday morning.

Good morning everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. Another, stormy, week has flown by and it is time to reflect back on what I’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:

This week, I have continued to enjoy losing myself in the trials and tribulations of Gabriel and Bathsheba in my comforting re-read of the wonderful classic, Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. However my main read has actually been the Christian non-fiction, No God But One: Allah or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi, which has been fascinating me with its comparison of these two major faiths.

While on the screen, I have continued to enjoy the BBC’s Best Home Cook. This week was the semi-final where they had to make their ultimate canapes and rustle up a dish with tinned tuna. I also finished watching the real-life, crime drama, White House Farm – Luckily, for me, the new series of the nostalgic, crime drama Endeavour just started so I can still get my crime fix. Plus I have been re-watching the first season of the sexy, vampire drama True Blood, now that all seven boxsets are on Now TV.


Meanwhile work and my social life has been busy, busy, busy again. At work, we were lucky enough to go on two trips out: one to a table cricket tournament and the other to see the new musical, based on David Walliams book, The Boy in the Dress. Both of which, staff and students really enjoyed! We have also now broke up for our half-term break – I am looking forward to a quiet week of catching up with chores, blogging and reading.

While socially, my church’s small Alpha group, which I am helping the vicar to lead, met on Monday for our third session at our third host’s house: the vicar himself! Where one of the group members, Mohammed, cooked us all a wonderful, traditional Indian meal of Shahi paneer, which was delicious. After which we settled down to watch the video and discuss our third topic of ‘Why Jesus had to die?’. And of course, I also went to my weekly belly dance class.

Finally, here on the blog has been pretty quiet again, sorry! At the start of the week, I posted my review of Stalin: A Very Brief History by Mark Black and then mid-week, I took part in WWW Wednesday.


Well that’s it for now folks, as you can see it has been a busy week. Now, this morning, I am going to get myself ready to go to our Renewal service (my favourite) at my church, where I am serving as a Bible Reader, and then I am off to my Grandad’s for lunch. I look forward to catching up with you all next Sunday. Bye for now!

Now over to you: I’d love to hear what you have been reading, watching and doing to this past week? I hope you have all stayed safe in the storms.


I have linked this post into the weekly meme, The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

14 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 16th February 2020

  1. Happy Sunday, Jessica. You do sound busy! Last night I finished The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a novel about the early days of abolition from the POV of a slave. It was so good.

  2. You did have a busy week, but it all sounds fun. I love seeing the photo of your beautiful kitty. 🙂

    We had storms this past week (again), too, and received buckets of rain. Hope you enjoy your break this week!

    1. Aww, thank you Kelly – She is a beautiful kitty but also a naughty one. When I took that photo she had been clawing my book till I put it down and fussed her! 😆

      I hope the storm/s haven’t done too much damage to your home and community, and thank you, I hope you have a good upcoming week, too. 🙂

  3. Sounds like a nice busy week! Endeavour sounds like a fun show and No God But One sounds like a fascinating read. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    1. Greg, it really was a nice, busy week 😊Endeavour is one of my favourite shows and No God But One is proving to be really fascinating. And thank you – I hope you have a wonderful coming week.

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