Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. Two warm, wet and humid weeks have passed – Sorry for the unplanned break, but I was totally burnt out at the end of this school term. I am back now though and ready to reflect on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:
This week, I finished reading the helpful Christian non-fiction, How To Pray by Pete Greig, all ready for my church’s book club’s Zoom meeting, this coming Thursday. I have also continued readinghe beastie, award-winning, historical-fiction, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, and I have been dipping in and out of the classic adventure, Kim by Rudyard Kipling; both are towards my 10 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2020, for which I am yet to finish anything! 🤦♀️ I am blaming work and Thomas Cromwell! 😉
While in my Holy Bible reading, I continued working my way through the gospel of John in the New Testament, and now that we’re on the school’s summer break, I have been able to start checking back in with my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams, where we have been dipping in and out of Samuel 2, Luke and the Psalms.
While on the screen, I finished watching the new Anglo-Spanish, mystery-thriller series, White Lines, on Netflix; which transported me from dull England to a world of sunshine, parties, drugs, secrets and excess on the stunning island of Ibiza. Swiftly after that I started watching season six of True Blood, because let’s be honest, I had been missing those sexy-ass vampires! 🧛♀️
Since my last post, I have enjoyed two Friday film and takeaway nights. On the first I watched the disappointing, science-fiction drama, Ad Astra (2019), starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. Then on the second I watched the quirky collection of Western vignettes that make up the Coen Brother’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018).
As for work, it was a tough, tiring last week trying to keep it fun for the pupils we had in; planning, as best we can, for September and trying to give our leavers the best send off we could within the restrictions. In my free time, when not too tired, as well as watching TV and reading, I have been doing a little jogging and yoga; cooking healthy, comfort food; spending more time out and about; taking naps and finally I enjoyed several well-deserved soaks in the bath. 🛀
Talking of cooking, I tried a delicious new recipe, last week, which was Si King & Dave Myer’s simple, veggie traybake, Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms, from their The Hairy Dieters: Make It Easy cookbook. So good, I have already passed it on to a friend I thought would enjoy it too.
While here on the blog, as you may of noticed, I haven’t done much! Other than take part in the weekly meme: WWW Wednesday | 15th July 2020, and yesterday, I posted my review of the romantic, time-travelling adventure, River Rising by John A. Heldt (Carson Chronicles #1). But during my break, I have been beavering away and scheduled for this coming week for all ya’ll to enjoy. 😊
Later today, I will be popping round to see my grandad and having a takeaway lunch in his garden, so for 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?