Sunday Reflection | 5th April 2020

Hello everyone and a blessed Palm Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. Let’s skip right on over the ‘pandemic-that-shall-not-be-named’ and instead get straight into reflecting back on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over the last week:

This week, I finished reading the Christian non-fiction, The Problem of Pain by C S Lewis, which with its discussion of pain and suffering was a very apt read in the current world situation; and the unfinished classic The Watsons by Jane Austen, was a nice, short and light escape one evening, just a shame there wasn’t more of it!

I have also continued to dip in and out of The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field, a history of the life of controversial favourite of Queen Anne. And now, I am looking forward to spending a few hours, this afternoon, out in the garden, where I will be starting to read the romantic science-fiction, River Rising by John A. Heldt: the first book in Heldt’s latest time-travelling series, Carson Chronicles.

Whilst on the screen, I finished watching the BBC’s Back in Time Corner Shop, a great nostalgic watch; and the retro, supernatural horror, Stranger Things 3, where I enjoyed some more monster mayhem. Then my friend got me to start watching the dating experiment, Love is Blind on Netflix – It is really not my normal viewing fare, but once I started I had to find out how it all turned out.

I have also enjoyed a couple of nights at the movies, obviously from the comfort of my own sofa though, where I watched the biographical musical, Rocketman (2019); the animated family adventure, How To Train Your Dragon (2010); and the romantic comedy, Crazy Stupid Love (2011).

This week, I popped out for the first time in a long time to collect my grandad’s prescription and it was so surreal how quiet everywhere was! Otherwise I have continued to stay home as the government asks. For work, I have spent my time finding lovely resources for reading The Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden. When not working, I have continued to try to distract myself with books, TV, relaxing yoga; live-streams from my church; and I started jogging again, too.

While here on the blog, I took part in the weekly memes: Top Ten Tuesday and WWW Wednesday. This week, also saw the end of one month and the beginning of another, so I also shared my round-up of my March reading.

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 and bye for now! 🙏

Now over to you: I’d love to hear what you have been reading? Have you watched anything good? And how have you been spending your time in isolation?

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

19 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 5th April 2020

    1. Shelleyrae, it is nice to hear that life hasn’t change too much for you in these crazy-times. And thank you, I hope you have a great week of reading and good health, too! 😀

    1. Hello Vvb32, thank you for stopping and commenting. It is always nice to hear from a new face. 😊 I hope you are able to get some flowers to cheer your home up and that you enjoy your own reading, too! 🙂

  1. So nice to see your kitty featured again! Meow. 🙂

    I’ve yet to watch our Palm Sunday services online yet (rather than live, I view my church’s service on YouTube) It’s certainly been an odd Lent!

    1. Kelly, my kitty seems to be loving me spending all this time at home and so is making herself more known for photographs. I also hope you enjoy your Palm Sunday service when you have chance to watch it – My church’s was pre-recorded then live-streamed on Facebook this morning. 🙂

  2. I hope you have a lovely Palm Sunday – the weather was certainly beautiful here… I also enjoyed the Back in Time Corner Shop and have also being thoroughly enjoying the Celebrity Bakeoff Stand Up for Cancer series and the Repair Shop. I hope the coming week is peaceful, healthy one.

    1. Thank you, SJ 😊 I am glad to hear your enjoyed Back in Time Corner Shop too, it was a really comforting trip down memory lane wasn’t it? I hope you have enjoyed the weather today and that your coming week will be a peaceful and healthy one, too. 🙂

      1. I am really enjoying some of the history programmes on the Beeb at present – you’re right, they are a real comfort:). Take care, Jessica and I hope you, too, have a safe, healthy week!

  3. Happy Palm Sunday! Love your header pic this week… 🙂

    Wind in the Wilows!!!

    I started Tales from the Loop on amazon and two episodes in- pretty good!

    1. Thank you, Greg and I’m so pleased you like my Palm Sunday photo so much – It is good I had saved my palm crosses from previous years’ services. And I know The Wind in the Willows is such a lovely book and I am looking forward to eventually sharing it with our class.

      Keep safe and I hope you continue to enjoy watching Tales From the Loop. 🙂

    1. I’m so pleased you like my Palm Sunday photo so much, Laurel-Rain – It is just good I have saved my palm crosses from previous years’ services. And thank you, I hope you stay safe, too! 🙂

  4. What a beautiful post picture. I love yoga and have been practicing at a local studio for years but now practicing via live steaming on FB. I have been able to add a few miles to my runs as well. Enjoy all of your books and stay healthy:)

    1. Hello Cindy, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face. 😊 I am glad you have been able to continue your yoga via live-streaming on FB – I don’t usually go to lessons, but I have been using a great yoga video on YouTube designed for stress, anxiety and headaches. And thank you – I hope you stay safe and happy, too! 😃

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