Sunday Reflection | 26th April 2020

(A view of my garden as the sun creeps across it this morning)

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, gloriously, sunny week! 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 hilarious Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett, another fantastical Discworld adventure with the witches. Then I plunged myself into the moving historical-fiction, Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir, the third book in Weir’s ambitious six-book Tudor Queens series.

Also this week, I started reading the posthumously published classic, The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, my result for The Classics Club latest Spin event, and I read a little more of the weighty tome, The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field. Then in my Holy Bible reading, I have been dipping into Exodus, Colossians and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

Whilst on the screen, I finished watching the second season of the Welsh crime-noir series, Hidden, on the BBC iPlayer. After which, I started watching the fourth season of the supernatural drama, True Blood, from Now TV’s boxsets, because let’s face it I couldn’t keep away from those sexy-ass vampires for very long. 😉

No new films watched this week, but I still enjoyed a couple of movie nights, from the comfort of my own sofa with a takeaway, to re-watch the brilliant Lord of the Rings films: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Two Towers (2002), and I’m hoping we might have time to watch the final film later today. 🧝‍♀️

This week, saw me return to work, albeit for the most part working from home, however I was in work for one day this week with the key worker’s children we have at our school. I also made the featured photo, on the left, as part of our class challenge to make the St George’s flag in a creative way for St George’s Day . Meanwhile, in my free time, I have continued to relax with books, TV, relaxing yoga; sunbathing; live-streams from my church; jogging and cooking.

While here on the blog, I shared my result for The Classics Club latest Spin event and I took part in the weekly memes WWW Wednesday, but I am afraid that it is! Sorry it has been so quiet!

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.

22 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 26th April 2020

  1. I had to go in to work three days last week too. It feels so different out there! Glad you’re staying safe and healthy – hope we get some more sunshine here soon!

    1. Becki, I hope work went well for you and yes, it is weird being out on the quiet roads: I had NO traffic on the way to work, which was a little disconcerting! 😅 Also I really hope you get some sunshine soon! 🌞

  2. The weather has been nice here too and it was really great to get some sunshine today! It felt so good to have the sun beating down. Definitely helps with all the quarantining. Glad it’s been nice for you too. Lovely picture!

    Hidden sounds good. and the Lord of the Rings movies are so fun. 🙂

    Have an awesome and safe week!

    1. Thank you, Greg and yes, it feels so good to have the sun beating down on you and it has definitely helped with the quarantine. Great to hear you like The Lord of the Rings films too and I highly recommend watching Hidden, especially season one. 😃

  3. What a lovely pic – is that apple blossom? It looks so joyful – how often are we able to sit in the garden when the apple blossom is out??? The last really fabulous April was some 9 years ago – and I recall it because my younger grandson was a baby and I fed him in the garden with hanky on his head to protect him from the sun… Funny what you recall! Glad you have been able to have some positivity and have a lovely week – The Professor is an interesting read – and I love Lords and Ladies:).

    1. Thank you SJ and yes, it is apple blossom: we have four eating apple trees and one crab apple tree, so technically enough to be called an orchard! 😃 Also glad to hear you loved Lords and Ladies and found The Professor interesting, although not sure if that means you like as I often use the description ‘interesting’ when I can’t think of anything good to say about something! 😅

      1. lol… no, as it happens I did enjoy The Professor – I really did find it interesting, though:). And lucky you for having all those lovely apple trees – I hope they fruit for you in the autumn.

  4. I’m glad you’ve been able to read outside. The weather has been good here too.
    Stay safe and happy reading.

  5. It sounds like very interesting reading going on at your house! Lovely view into your garden. Beautiful blues skies and sunshine. 🙂

    1. Oh Kelly, we have been truly blessed with our weather this week and I couldn’t not take a photo of the lovely blossom on our apple trees. If the blossom is anything to go by, the branches will be bowing with apples in the summer! 😅

    1. Shelleyrae, I have been cheerful and positive this week, and of course the lovely weather has really helped! But I do have my ups and downs, as I am sure many people do in the current situation. Great to hear you’re hearing me on the vamps: what do sexy-ass vampires not make better?! 😁

      And thank you, I hope you are well and have a great reading week, too! 😃

  6. Great view of your garden! I love spring and the blossoms, although I’m allergic to many blooms, lol.

    Enjoy your new week and your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Thank you, Laurel-Rain – I thought the blossom on our apple trees was so lovely, I just had to take a photo. Sorry to hear you are allergic to most blooms though! That is sad! I hope you enjoy the new week and your books too! 😃

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