Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. This week, the ‘pandemic-that-shall-not-be-named’ has turned my life and I am sure your lives upside down, so let’s not focus on it anymore. Instead lets reflect back on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over the last week:
There is nothing better to escape into than a good book and this week that book has been the magical, historical-fiction, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale for me. An adult fairytale that follows teenage runaway, Cathy as she finds a home in Papa Jack’s Emporium; where they make the most marvelous toys, that capture the imagination of children and adults alike. 💂♂️🧚♀️
Whilst on the screen, I started watching the BBC’s nostalgic Back in Time Corner Shop, where the Ardern family experience running this great British institution through the decades; and the second series of True Blood, because let’s face it, what troubling times are not forgotten when watching some sexy-ass vampires?! 😉
Another comfort watch has been working my way through the back catalogue of one of my favourite shows: the British archaeological series Time Team, on All4. Then when my dad and I had our Friday night, Indian takeaway, with a few beers, we watched Tarantino’s Django Unchained, a bloody revisionist Western. 🤠
With my school closing; my social events cancelled; and church services and groups suspended, I have had a lot of time to myself in the house. For work, I have spent my time planning and organising resources for the kids and when not working, distracting myself with books, TV, naps and relaxing yoga, as I believe it is good to try to keep my body and mind happy and healthy. 🧘♀️
With that in mind, I also had a go at making Jamie Oliver’s Lovely Lamb Pie recipe, from his Save With Jamie cookbook, with the leftover lamb and other ingredients I had to hand. While the prep is relatively quick and easy, it does take over 2 hours to cook, but it turned out to be well worth the time. A hearty and comforting pie, which I served with a mixture of veg and onion gravy. 😋
While here on the blog, I started the week by sharing my review of the cosy-crime fiction, Progressive Dinner Deadly by Elizabeth Spann Craig and I shared my spring to-be-read list in my post for the weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesday. Then on Wednesday, I took part in the weekly WWW Wednesday meme. With the continuing social-distancing, I really must use the extra time to catch up on my review writing.
Now that’s all folks! I look forward to catching up with you all next Sunday. Where ever you are in the world, I hope you and your loved ones are well: staying healthy and happy. God bless, peace be with you and bye for now! 🙏
Now over to you: I’d love to hear what you have been reading, watching and doing this past week?