Sunday Reflection | 17th May 2020

(Spot my cat patrolling our borders on a rather blustery day)

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?

I have linked this post into the weekly meme, The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer.

21 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 17th May 2020

  1. Alita is on my list of movies I want to watch. Need to just rent it through Amazon Prime here soon.

    My most recent Old Testament reads include Ruth. I just love that book of the Bible and find myself going back to it again and again, same with Esther. I’m in 1 Samuel now as well as rereading Genesis, and Matthew in the NT

  2. Cats are good at patrolling. 🙂 Cute pic! And I love Return of the King! Such an awesome movie.

    I’ve heard good things about Rebecca…

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you, Greg 🙂 The Return of the King is an awesome film and I think I managed to snap my pic of it in a very cool moment. While Rebecca is a stunning novel – I highly recommend!

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your fatigue. I hope it will be better this week.
    I’ve been reading some great romance novels this week. Loved them. It was perfect to forget the rest of the world for a moment.

    Stay safe and happy reading.

    1. Thank you, Maureen – So far, this week, the fatigue seems better, so finger crossed it will only get better! Really nice to hear you’ve been escaping from the rest of the world into some great romances. 😊

    1. Ah that’s nice of you to say, Shelleyrae, but by fatigue I don’t mean natural, good tiredness after hard work, I mean extreme tiredness from having done little to nothing. Chores, exercising and reading wise I have done less than half what I would do in a normal week, as I channelled the little energy I had into work. Hopefully next week will be better!

  4. Both soups sound delicious and the green one looks so fresh and spring-like!

    I see your kitty. 😉

    1. Haha Kelly, being black my cat isn’t as camouflaged as she would like to be! 😉 And the green one is the Pea, Lettuce and Asparagus soup: my favourite of the two but they were both yummy. 😋

  5. That soup looks good! I do love a meal of soup, but nice and thick soup like yours, unlike what they serve at my residence. LOL.

    Your garden looks lovely. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Stay safe and well. I want to reread Rebecca.

    1. Ah Laurel-Rain then you would have liked both of the soups I made this week then! 😋 And thank you – I also hope you will re-read Rebecca for yourself in the not-so-distant future! 😊

  6. Sounds like you had a good week, even with the fatigue, Jessica. I hope you’ll feel more energetic this coming week.
    I am tired of video conferencing and distance teaching my students. Thank goodness my classes in middle school have started again.
    I haven’t heard of any of the shows you mentioned, but my kids got me hooked on Casa del Papel this week, and I love it.
    Have a wonderful week ahead, stay safe and healthy 🙂

    1. Thank you, Linda 😊Hopefully new week, new energy! Well I am biased so I would highly recommend you check out True Blood and Killing Eve, especially Killing Eve! 😅 I haven’t heard of Casa del Papel either, but I am glad you and your kids have been enjoying it. 🙂

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