Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday and happy Father’s Day to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A stormy week has passed and now its time to reflect back on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:
This week, I finally finished reading The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field, which was a looong, but fascinating history of the life of this controversial favourite of Queen Anne. I have also read a little more of 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 started working my way through the gospel of John in the New Testament, and, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams, we have continued to dip in and out of Luke and the Psalms, and we finished Joshua, yesterday.
While on the screen, I started watching season one of the high-fantasy drama, The Witcher, on Netflix. However why did no one warn me of the scary-ass monsters in this?! Pillow to hide behind needed! But thankfully there is the handsome distraction of Henry Cavill to help me get through it! 😉
Also, on Netflix, I started and finished season one of the historical documentary series, Secrets of Great British Castles, presented by historian Dan Jones. I had previously watched some of the episodes, but had only randomly caught them when they first shown on live television. So it has been great to work my way properly through the series and watch the episodes I missed. I have moved straight onto season 2.
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 finishing off the leavers books I am making. It will be all change next week though, as I have been chosen to work with one of the new classes that will be starting up, so I will be in work four days a week from now on. I know I will probably find it tiring at first, but I am looking forward to being more physically useful and getting back to a bit of normality.
In my free time I have been reading; watching TV; jogging and doing relaxing yoga; cooking; cleaning; a bit of online retail therapy; and finally a long soak in the bath with a face mask, last night. Also, yesterday lunch time, I was able to meet up with my uncle, cousins and grandad, in grandad’s garden for a picnic, as an early Father’s Day celebration; where there was thankfully only a couple of showers, so our fun wasn’t dampened too much! 😊
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? What have you been doing now restrictions are starting to ease?