Hello everyone and a blessed Easter Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. In defiance of the ‘pandemic-that-shall-not-be-named’ this has been a beautifully warm and sunny week. Let’s now reflect back on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over this lovely week:
This week, I have been enjoying reading the romantic science-fiction, River Rising by John A. Heldt out in the garden. This first book in Heldt’s latest time-travelling series, Carson Chronicles, follows the five, modern Carson siblings as they travel back to an America of bustle dresses, gunslingers, and robber barons in search of their missing parents. A slower read than I expected, but it has been a nice, light read in the sunshine. 😎
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 – One night this week, I got on quite a roll and read quiet a good chunk of this beasty tome. As it is Holy Week, I have blessedly, increased my Holy Bible reading: dipping into Daniel and Lamentations in the Old Testament, and the Passion sections of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament.
Whilst on the screen, I watched episode one of Britain’s Easter Story, a two-part special, where choirmaster, Gareth Malone and gospel choir conductor, Karen Gibson travel round the UK to uncover the stories, music and traditions of this most important Christian festival, both today and in the past. I look forward to watching episode two later today.
Having finished Stranger Things 3 last week, this week, I switched back to NowTV to watch the season three boxset of the sexy-ass vampire drama, True Blood, and I have continued to slowly work my way through the back catalogue of one of my favourite shows: the British archaeological series Time Team, on All4.
This week, even though I wouldn’t have been at work anyway, it has actually been the first week of the school’s Easter break, here in the UK. So I have forced myself to step away from my planning and from checking my work emails, to make sure I actually have a proper break, even though I won’t be going anywhere! I have continued to relax with more time for books, cooking, TV, relaxing yoga; sunbathing; live-streams from my church; and jogging.
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?