πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 18th October 2020

(Autumnal view out of my bedroom window)

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. The weather has been pretty irrelevant for me this week as I have been self-isolating, but more of that later, now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:

This week, I finished reading the dual-narrative, historical-fiction, The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley, which thankfully swept me away from my confinement into a stunning tale of love, courage, redemption, psychic abilities and the Jacobite rebellion. βš” And now I have finished that, I have been able to turn my full attention back to the classic adventure, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. 🌊

While in my Holy Bible reading,Β  I have continued working my way back through the book of Job, about the testing of a good, pious man by Satan, with my new perspective on this difficult Old Testament book that I got from reading The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey.


While on the screen, I have finished watchingΒ the newest series of the science-fiction, historical drama, Project Blue Book, another collection of nostalgic and exciting UFO investigations in 1950s America. Then continuing the nostalgia, I started watching the second season of the British comedy-drama, The Durrells, for more misadventures with the eccentric Durrell family on the sunny Greek island of Corfu in the 1940s, and also re-watching the fifteenth season of the British archaeological series Time Team.

On Friday night, with our Sky Movies package now ended, we instead turned to Netflix for a film to watch with our American takeaway (cheese and bacon burger, followed by chocolate fudge cake for me πŸ˜‹). We plumped for the new Adam Sandler offering, Hubie Halloween (2020), which was great, spooky fun.


As you may have already worked out, I have not been physically at work this week. Unfortunately, we learnt that one our pupils (who we had sent home with a high temperature the proceeding Friday) had received a positive Covid result on Monday evening πŸ€’, so we have had to shut our ‘bubble’ and all staff and pupils now need to self-isolate for fourteen days. Thankfully the pupil in question still only has a high temperature and no other pupils or staff members are showing any symptoms either. So fingers-crossed all our safety measures at school have helped to nip it in the bud. However it is sad to be trapped at home again, although my cat is loving having me around!🏑

The only silver-lining is I have had more time to read and blog! This week I have taken part in my favourite weekly meme: WWW Wednesday | 14th October 2020; announced Nonfiction November 2020 Is Coming! and posted my reviews of the charming historical-fiction, The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor and the cosy-crime mystery, Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. Beaton.Β Please check these out if you haven’t already. Thank you! 😊


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!πŸ‘‹πŸ™πŸ™‚

Now over to you: I’d love to hear what you have been reading? Have you watched anything good?


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

20 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 18th October 2020

  1. Ooh I hope you like 20,000 Under the sea. I read that one a few years ago. I’m sorry to hear about the Covid case… I hope everyone is negative and you don’t have trouble with it. Be well and stay safe!

    Your takeaway sounds yummy! πŸ™‚

    1. Annelies, it has been a lot easier to cope with all this knowing that the pupil is doing okay! It also shouldn’t be too long till I have my full thoughts up on The Firebird, so watch this space!

  2. Oh, dear…. I’m sorry to hear of the brush with Covid. Prayers for you, your co-workers, and all the children. πŸ™

    I hope you’ll have a review before too long of The Firebird. It’s a period I don’t really know a lot about.

    1. Thank you so much, Kelly your prayers are much appreciated πŸ™‚ I have also almost completely caught up on my reviews, so you shouldn’t have to wait long for my full thoughts on The Firebird! πŸ˜„

  3. It’s good news that the steps put in place to try to protect everyone are working – and I’m delighted that no one else appears to have contracted the illness and the poorly student is not getting any worse. I hope the coming week is a good one, Jessica:))

  4. I love your view from your bedroom window…and that kind of silver lining is good, too. Glad you are staying in your bubble until it’s safe to go out.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I’m glad all steps to keep you all safe are being followed, Jessica, even if having to isolate again must feel weird, too. I’m glad you’re taking it in stride, though. Having more time to read your books and watch your series is not all bad anyway.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and stay safe and healthy πŸ™‚

  6. I’m sorry to hear you have been in isolation all week, but at least the pupil who tested posative hasn’t been too ill, and hopefully the rest of you have been able to avoid it also. Keep safe and well.

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