Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A balmy week, with a ‘scorchio’ Friday, has passed and it is time to reflect on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:
This week, I finally finished readinghe beastie, award-winning, historical-fiction, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel AND the classic adventure, Kim by Rudyard Kipling. Now I am reading my new cookbook, The Hairy Bikers’ One Pot Wonders by Si King & Dave Myers and the newly started, historical-fiction, The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor. 🧚♀️
While in my Holy Bible reading, I have not made much progress with the gospel of John in the New Testament. However 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 working our way through 1 Samuel and Luke, as well as dipping in and out of the Psalms.
While on the screen, I finished watching season six of the sexy-ass vampire drama, True Blood, with a cliff-hanger ending! Also my friend got me to start watching the dating experiment, Indian Matchmaking – It is really not my normal viewing fare, but now I’ve started I need to know how it turns out! (And yes, this is the same friend that got me hooked on Love is Blind too!)
Then on our Friday film and takeaway night, nothing new tickled our fancy, so instead I convinced my dad to re-watch one of my childhood favourites: the classic 80’s fantasy, The Dark Crystal (1982), because I fancy trying the new series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, on Netflix, but wanted to re-watch the original again first as it has been a while.
With my extra free time, due to it being the school’s summer break, I have been having a clear out and re-organisation of my bedroom; I have been doing a little jogging and yoga; spending more time out and about; taking naps; reading in the garden and my Saturday night soak in the bath. I also tried two new recipes: Si King & Dave Myer’s hearty veggie Mulligatawny, a traditional spicy Anglo-Indian soup of the British Raj, and the tasty Bolognese-alternative Mushroom and Lentil Ragu; both from their The Hairy Dieters: Go Veggie cookbook.
While here on the blog, it has been busy! I took part in the weekly memes: Top Ten Tuesday | Historical-Fiction and WWW Wednesday | 29th July 2020. I posted my reviews of the the hilarious fourteenth Discworld novel, Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett; the Christian non-fiction, More Than a Carpenter by Josh & Sean McDowell; and the moving historical-fiction, Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir. AND yesterday, I shared my round-up post What I Read In July 2020. Phew! Please check these out if you haven’t already. Thank you! 😊
Later today, my grandad will be coming round to have a takeaway lunch in our 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?