Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A warm week, with another ‘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 finished reading my new cookbook, The Hairy Bikers’ One Pot Wonders by Si King & Dave Myers and the dual-narrative, historical-fiction, The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor. 🧚♀️ Now I am reading the cosy-crime, Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton, the eighth books in Beaton’s long-running series following this bumbling, amateur sleuth.
While in my Holy Bible reading, I have not made much progress with the gospel of John in the New Testament. However I have been able to check in for a few of 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 the dating experiment, Indian Matchmaking – It is really not my normal viewing fare, but once I’d started I had to know how it turned out! I also indulged in a wonderfully comforting re-watch of the classic 1995 TV series of Pride and Prejudice, starring the brilliant Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Both on Netflix.
Then on Friday, we watched Sky’s premiere of the psychological thriller, Joker (2019), a darker take on the DC Comics character, with an Oscar award-winning performance from Joaquin Phoenix. I also treated myself to another comforting re-watch, this time of one of my all-time favourite films, Sense and Sensibility (1995), starring an amazing ensemble cast. It would appear 1995 was the year for great Austen adaptations! 💕
This has been a busy week for me, as with the easing of restrictions, I have finally been able to go to the dentist, hairdressers and the vets (nothing to worry about just Bonnie’s overdue yearly check up). I also enjoyed a lovely day out, with a friend, to the Tropical Birdland near Market Bosworth in Leicestershire and a nice pub lunch after. In between all that, I continued to clear out and re-organise my bedroom; do a little yoga, sunbathing and baking; enjoy my Saturday night soak in the bath; and, as you know, read and watch TV.
While here on the blog, it has been busy too! I took part in the weekly memes: Top Ten Tuesday | Colourful Book Titles and WWW Wednesday | 5th August 2020. I posted my reviews of the lesser known classic, The Professor by Charlotte Brontë and the helpful Christion non-fiction, Wholeness by As well as sharing my round-up post What I Watched In July 2020 and my list for The Classic Club | Spin #24 event. Phew! Please check these out if you haven’t already. Thank you! 😊
Later today, I will be cycling round to my grandad’s for our first Sunday roast in almost four months! For now though, 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? Have you managed any nice days out?