Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. Another 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, I have continued enjoying my re-read of the Gothic modern-classic, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: losing myself in this stunning tale of the new, naïve Mrs de Winter, as she battles with the memory of her dominating predecessor, Rebecca. Also I have continued to read one or two chapters a day of the classic, The Professor by Charlotte Brontë and I am now near to finishing.
Then in my Holy Bible reading, I have been working my way through 2 Kings in the Old Testament, as well as dipping into Numbers, Luke and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.
While on the screen, after woefully neglecting the week before, this week I blitzed the end of the fourth season of the supernatural drama, True Blood, on Now TV. As soon as I finished that, I moved onto the fourth season of the epic, historical drama, The Last Kingdom, on Netflix – In which, I was so hooked I watched seven episodes in one day! But this does mean I have fallen behind on watching the new, third season of the quirky, spy thriller, Killing Eve, on the BBC iPlayer.
I have also started to work my way through the back-catalogue of Jamie Oliver’s Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On: a helpful cooking show of flexible recipes to help you cook great, tasty, healthy food in lockdown, which is on All4. AND, we have enjoyed three new films: the noir, fantasy horror, The Head Hunter (2019) and the endearing, end-of-life drama, Rory’s Way (2019), both on Now TV; and the powerful, WWII true story, Unbroken (2014), on Netflix.
As for work, I had two days in school and three working from home, which was nice and thankfully, my fatigue held off until the end of the week. When working at home, I have been emailing my class and cracking on with the leavers books I am making and my online training course. In my free time, I have continued to relax with books; quite a lot of TV; sunbathing; relaxing yoga; live-streams from my church; jogging; and cooking.
For the latter, I have tried three new recipes! First, Mary Berry’s delicious Chicken and Asparagus Fricassée, for last week’s relaxed Sunday lunch (pictured). Then, during the week, I tried two of Jack Monroe’s easy, lockdown, tinned fish recipes: Fish Pie and Quick and Spicy Salmon Noodles, which I found on The Guardian website.
While here on the blog, I’m afraid it has been very quiet and I have only taken part in the weekly meme WWW Wednesday. Sorry!
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?