Sunday Reflection | 14th June 2020

(My view whilst reading out in the garden, yesterday: it was a warm, humid day, which ended in an impressive thunder storm)

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, I have continued to make good progress in my reading of The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field, a fascinating history of the life of this controversial favourite of Queen Anne. As well as having read a little further into the award-winning, historical-fiction, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, about the dramatic rise of Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Thomas Cromwell; my first choice for my 10 Books of Summer Reading Challenge.

While in my Holy Bible reading, I have finished working my way through 2 Kings in the Old Testament and I have continued to dip in and out of JoshuaLuke and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

While on the screen, I finished the fifth season of the supernatural drama, True Blood, on Now TV, and got all the way through the back-catalogue of Jamie Oliver’s Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On, on All4. We also binge watched the gripping, four-part documentary, Murder in the Outback, a re-examination of the Falconio and Lees mystery, on All4.

Then Friday night, with a Dominos’ pizza, we settled down to watch one of Sky’s recent premieres: the fantasy adventure, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), which sees Angelina Jolie return as the infamous, dark fey. During the week, I also finished working my way back through the Twilight Saga films, by re-watching the final instalments: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011) and Part 2 (2012). All three films were fun, easy watches for a tired mind.

As for work, I was again physically in work for one day and the other four I worked from home. When working at home, I have been emailing my class and cracking on with the leavers books I am making. In my free time I have been reading, watching TV, jogging and doing a little relaxing yoga, cooking  and a little baking, too! A new recipe I tried this week was Si King’s and Dave Myer’s simple and scrummy Ginger Biscuits, from their cookbook, The Hairy Dieters 3: Good Eating.

While here on the blog, I took part in the weekly meme: WWW Wednesday. I also shared my monthly round-up post: What I Watched In May 2020 and shared my reviews for the enchanting, historical-fantasy, The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale and the short classic, Lady Susan by Jane Austen.

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.

20 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 14th June 2020

  1. Yes, we had some rain too. The thing I notice about your lovely pic of the sky is – no com trails! A plane-free sky… I get a jolt every time I look up, as we are right under the approach to Gatwick Airport, to the unbroken blue on a fine day. I hope the coming week is a good one – those biscuits look delicious.

    1. I bet your garden is very thankful for that rain, SJ?! I know my poor lawn is looking a lot healthier now. And you’re right no plane trails in the sky here. Although there is an airport about 25 mins away, but it is mainly a holiday orientated airport, so hardly doing any business at the moment and what they are doing doesn’t seem to be coming over our way. Thank you and you too, SJ 🙂

  2. The weather has been iffy here too- some beautiful days mixed in with some windy ones. Love the pic you shared at the top.

    Pizza sounds good. 🙂 Have an amazing week!!

  3. The cookies look delicious! Wolf Hall sounds like an interesting read. I don’t know that much about the time period. I’ll have to go back and watch the Twilight movies someday. Glad they are a nice distraction for you. 🙂

  4. OMG those pastry look yummy. I loved Maleficent as well. Stay safe and elbow hugs.

    1. Hello Laurie, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always nice to hear from a new face. 😊I am sorry to hear you had to DNF Wolf Hall. Was any particular reason you couldn’t get through it? I know I am finding the perspective a little difficult to get into.

  5. There’s something about puffy white clouds in a deep blue sky like that. Gorgeous!

    Your cookies look professional! My mouth is watering – they look very much like the gingersnap/molasses cookies I use to enjoy.

    1. There certainly is, Kelly, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of that gorgeous sky as I lay in the garden. And, aww thank you! These biscuits were really easy to make, so I can’t take too much credit for them looking professional, and they are just like gingersnaps! 😋

  6. Yummy biscuits!! Thanks for sharing, I can almost taste them. LOL

    Lovely sky photo…and enjoy your books this week, Jessica. Thanks for visiting my blog, and stay safe.

    1. Thank you, Laurel-Rain and you’re welcome 🙂 I couldn’t resist taking a picture of that gorgeous sky as lay in the garden and the biscuits were so delicious and easy to make!

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