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 Joshua, Luke 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?