Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. In defiance of the ‘pandemic-that-shall-not-be-named’ it has been another, mostly, sunny week (we’ll just ignore rainy Friday). Now its time to reflect back on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over this lovely week:
This week, I have continued to enjoy reading out in the garden, where I finished reading the romantic science-fiction, River Rising by John A. Heldt, that saw me time-travelling back to an American Golden Age. A slower, longer read than I expected but still light and fun. Then I moved on to reading the humorous, Discworld novel, Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett, which is another fantastical adventure with the witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat.
I also read a little more of the weighty tome, The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field, a history of the life of controversial favourite of Queen Anne. Then in my Holy Bible reading, I have been dipping into Exodus, Lamentations, 1 Corinthians and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.
Whilst on the screen, I finished watching season three of the supernatural drama, True Blood, on Now TV, 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. I have also just started the second season of the Welsh crime-noir series, Hidden, on the BBC iPlayer.
Then, with our time off over the Easter Bank Holiday and this weekend, we watched these new films: the disappointing, superhero film, Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019); the brilliant, animated adventure, Detective Pikachu (2019); the gripping war-drama, The Man with the Iron Heart (2017); and the moving biopic, Tolkien (2019). As well as, some comforting re-watches, too.
This week, has been the second week of the school’s Easter break, here in the UK. So I have continued to relax with more time for books, TV, relaxing yoga; sunbathing; live-streams from my church; jogging; and cooking. Thinking of the latter, I got to try two new recipes this week. First, Dave Myer’s & Si King’s healthy and absolutely delicious Chilli Lemon Tuna and Broccoli Spaghetti, from their Hairy Dieters cookbook; and then, for lunch today I made my first Toad-in-the-Hole from Everyday: Granny’s Favourites cookbook. 😋
While here on the blog, I took part in the weekly memes: Top Ten Tuesday and WWW Wednesday; I posted my reviews of the wonderful classic, Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy and the historical, murder-mystery, The Poison Bed by E. C. Fremantle; and I shared my sign-up post for The Classics Club’s 23rd Spin event. Phew! A nice, busy week!
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?