Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A wet and cooler week has passed, and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:
This week, I have taken the full plunge into this classic, Italian adventure on the high-seas, The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari, about the legendary Caribbean pirate, the ‘Black Corsair’, as he seeks revenge. I have also started reading The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley, that promises a glimpse back to the time of Russia’s first Empress Catherine.
In my Hoy Bible reading, over a couple of nights, I read Esther, a short book about a Jewish heroine who saves her people from annihilation with prayer, obedience and courage. And followed that with a read of Song of Songs (also known as Song of Solomon), which is a poem about two lovers, although it is questionable what it has to do with God, it is a nice read.
While on the screen, I worked my way back through all of season 9 and started season 12 of one of my favourites TV shows: the British archaeological series Time Team. I have been searching for them on YouTube, after having my appetite whetted by watching All4’s back-catalogue of the show, which included seasons 1-8 & 10-11.
Again there was no film this Friday… Come on Sky what is wrong with your premieres recently?! However I have also started watching the new-ish Jim Henderson series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, on Netflix, which is a prequel to the 1982 film. Each episode feels a little like a short film.
With the cooler weather and the easing of sinus pain, I was able to get to the second phase of refreshing my bedroom, which involved two, rather stressful, trips to IKEA to get my new, floating desk and shelves, because the first store didn’t have the crucial wall uprights, even though online they said they were in stock! However I think it was all worth it, as I think it looks great, as pictured.
My friend also treated me to an afternoon tea at Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa, Leicestershire, that included a dip in their pool too, which was just what the doctor ordered. 🏊♀️ Then in preparation for my return to work, this coming Tuesday, I have been doing some batch cooking of comfort favourites for easier evening and lunch meals, including Meaty Bolognese and Curried Cauliflower Coconut Soup. 🥘
While here on the blog, I shared my reviews for the beastie, award-winning historical-fiction, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and the lesser-known classic, Kim by Rudyard Kipling. I also took part in the weekly meme, WWW Wednesday | 26th August 2020. and shared the announcement for the start of the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XV reading event. Please check these out if you haven’t already. Thank you! 😊
Later today, my grandad will be coming over for Sunday lunch – I am trying a new recipe for Summer Turkey Stew, followed by apple and blackberry crumble (made with the apples from our very own trees) 😁. 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?