Sunday Reflection | 21st June 2020

(A snap of the deluge of rain taken during our fourth of six almighty thunderstorms this week!)

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! 😊

While here on the blog, I took part in the weekly memes: Top Ten Tuesday and WWW Wednesday, and I also shared my review for the classic, Christian non-fiction, The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis.

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?

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

16 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection | 21st June 2020

    1. Hey Nicci, I also love to be snuggled up safe and sound reading while it is raining outside, but as I had to return to work more this week, I am glad it brightened up! Great to hear your enjoyed The Witcher too and that your enjoying a binge watch of Medici, as I am tempted to watch that as well. 😃

  1. It’s been stormy here too off and on this week! I like a good thunderstorm but not too much haha! And good luck with returning to work on location- hope all goes well.

    I’m thinking maybe i should give the Witcher a try…

    Have a great week!

    1. Haha I know what you mean, Greg… probably been a few too many storms now! We are now due a heatwave here in the UK to make up for it! And thank you, I hope you have a great week too and enjoy The Witcher if you decide to watch it. 😃

  2. I hope all goes well for you this week as you return to more regular work. Keep safe and well.

  3. I’ve found yoga online so handy and helpful during these times. Best way to de-stress. Have a good week.

  4. I need to get to The Witcher soon. Henry is the attraction! Stay in and stay safe please.

    1. Hey Gayathri, I hope you able to catch The Witcher soon and I hope you enjoy it and Henry! 😉 And thank you, I will stay safe, although I can’t stay in as I have work!

  5. Blimey! That’s some downpour! We haven’t had anything like that here… Though we have had plenty of rain and the weeds have been loving it. I sat out in the garden yesterday in the sunshine, but today it’s a bit too windy. I need to catch the Dan Jones series – as I’m feeling very fussy about my viewing at the moment. Have a great week, Jessica:)

    1. It certainly was a downpour, SJ! My road outside was flowing like a river! It usually floods around here, but it is still quite warm so the water seems to be evaporating quite quickly, thankfully. I hope you will enjoy Dan Jones’ Secrets of Great British Castles series. And thank you – Have a great week, too! 😃

  6. Hi there! I’ve been meaning to watch The Witcher. Thanks for the heads up!

    Hope your upcoming week will be filled with lovely books and some relaxing time.

    You are welcome to hop over to my blog and say hi! The Sunday Post

    Stay safe!

    1. Hello Mareli, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Always lovely to hear from a new face. 😊 I really hope you enjoy The Witcher, even if you need a pillow like me 😉

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