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?