Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A mixed week of weather has passed and now its time to reflect back on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:
This week, suffering with fatigue, I found myself not reading half as much as I would have liked. However when I was able to, I started re-reading the stunning, Gothic modern-classic, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – where my passion for this author all began – as my second read for the Ali’s Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2020, which is sadly ending today!
Thankfully, my fatigue didn’t stop my Holy Bible reading, and I finished reading 1 Kings in the Old Testament and I have now moved onto Romans in the New Testament, as well as dipping into Numbers, Luke and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.
While on the screen, I finished working my way through the back-catalogue (seasons 1-9 & 11) of one of my favourites TV shows: the British archaeological series Time Team, on All4. I also caught up with the new, third season of the quirky, spy thriller, Killing Eve, on the BBC iPlayer, but that does mean I have woefully neglected the fourth season of the supernatural drama, True Blood.
Plus we enjoyed three movie nights this week, from the comfort of our sofa, of course! First, we finished our re-watch of the brilliant Lord of the Rings trilogy, with The Return of the King (2003) and then we watched the new-to-us science-fiction adventure, Super 8 (2011) and the great, cyberpunk adventure, Alita: Battle Angel (2019).
As for work, I was working from home full time, although as you can imagine that has been hard with my fatigue. I did however manage to email everyone in my class; join a Teams meeting; crack on with the leavers books I am making; and finish some online training. In my free time, I have continued to relax with TV; some reading and relaxing yoga; live-streams from my church; jogging; cooking and naps!
In my cooking, I have tried two new, seasonal soup recipes this week: First, Dave Myer’s & Si King’s Pea, Lettuce and Asparagus Soup, from their Hairy Dieters: Fast Food cookbook; and then, Mary Berry’s Vichyssoise Soup (posh, creamy Leek & Potato Soup 😉) from her Quick Cooking cookbook. Both were delicious, easy to make and perfect for lunches this week, with the chillier weather.
While here on the blog, I took part in the weekly meme WWW Wednesday and shared my review of the enchanting, Gothic modern-classic, The Loving Spirit by Daphne du Maurier, as part of the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2020.
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?