πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 25th October 2020

(A very rainy view from my bedroom window β˜”)

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. My second and final week of self-isolating has passed (woohoo! πŸŽ‰), and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been reading, watching and doing over that time:

This week, I have continued to enjoy my journey through the classic adventure, 20,000Β Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, which has been taking me on a submarine sojourn upon Captain Nemo’s metal leviathan, the Nautilus, in the deep, unknown reaches of our ocean.

Also in my Holy Bible reading,Β  I finished working my way back through the book of Job, about the testing of a good, pious man by Satan. While still a difficult Old Testament book, it was good to read it again with some new perspectives, that I got from reading The Bible Jesus Read by Philip Yancey.


While on the screen, I finished watchingΒ 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 1930s. Now I am watching the new American crime-drama, Prodigal Son, which looks into the dark workings of a killer’s mind – Gripping stuff!

On Friday night, with our Chinese takeaway (king prawn Chow Mein for me), we binge watched the second season of the British police drama, Criminal: UK, on Netflix. Also, through the week, I have been working my way back through season sixteen of the British archaeological series Time Team; watching one episode as a bit of comforting break from my laptop, while eating my solitary lunch in the week.


As I said above, this was my second week in isolation, so other than reading, watching television and working online, there is not much to share with you. Thankfully no one else from school has become poorly and the pupil who tested positive is all well now, too; and yesterday, my isolation ended! So I celebrated with a evening out to a cocktail bar and a lovely, local Italian restaurant.🍹🍝 The only person who is upset is my cat, as she has loved having me at home all the time (pictured).

Here on the blog this week, I have taken part in my favourite weekly meme: WWW Wednesday | 21st October 2020; announced the new reading event, Novellas In November and posted my review of the enthralling historical-fiction, Katharina: Deliverance by Margaret Skea. Please check these out if you haven’t already. Thank you! 😊


Later today, I will be heading over to my grandad’s for lunch. 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? Any nice trips out?


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

25 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 25th October 2020

  1. Glad to hear your isolation is over and the pupil is over covid as well! One positive about rainy weather is it feels perfect for staying in and reading. Your cat is cute! πŸ™‚

  2. It does look very rainy! We had rain on and off all last week too! And glad to hear you’re enjoying 20,000 Leagues! I haven’t read it in a few years but it sounds like a fun read at the moment. πŸ™‚

    And yay for Chinese takeaway! And glad to hear your isolation is over. Be well and take care this week! πŸ™‚

  3. The evening out to the cocktail bar sounds great! Enjoy, and also have a great lunch with your granddad.

    I had a nice visit with my daughter, for my birthday, and she brought the fixings for mimosas…and some cheesecake!

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Thank you so much, Laurel-Rain – I had a great evening at the cocktail bar and a nice lunch with my grandad. 😊 A visit from your daughter with cheesecake and mimosas sounds great! 😁

  4. I’m glad to read your self-isolating has passed. That must have felt like a very long two weeks.
    Enjoy your ‘freedom’ πŸ˜‰ Happy reading.

  5. Great photo of your cat! I’ve learned (by having a black grand-kitty) that black cats can sometimes be difficult to photograph well.

    So glad no one else got sick and that the infected child recovered without incident! You’re free! πŸŽ‰

  6. I am glad you have now finished your quarantine and the pupil fully recovered, Jessica:). I think teachers are showing a huge amount of dedication and courage right now… I hope the coming week is a happy, peaceful one.

  7. 20,000 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a wonderful classic and I definitely have to reread it. I am glad your student is feeling better and the crisis was averted with isolation.

  8. I remember reading Jules Verne when I was a teenager, I loved his adventures. My cats (also black !) loved it when we were all locked at home – which may happen again soon… Take care πŸ™‚

  9. My week continued to include working on the historic information, blog posts etc on my website which is currently being re-designed for me. Salutary lesson – of the 120+ posts – I have found c 40 that have links included in them that no longer exist and another c 12 that are of historical importance only and are no longer relevant – so a lot of clearing out to do!! I didn’t squeeze in any reading, but I did allow myself some comfort late night re-watching of 3 episodes of Joan Hickson as Miss Marple. (definitely the best Miss M. imo). Almost finished the web work – so hopefully some reading next week…

    1. Margaret, sounds like you had a very interesting week. I wish you all the best with your historic research and the re-design of your website. I also hope you will have a bit more down time this coming week to enjoy some reading and more comforting watching of Miss Marple. Regretfully, I’ve never really got into watching Miss Marple, as I always find myself drawn to Poirot more. πŸ™‚

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