Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A cold week has passed and now let’s reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.
Well it has been a ‘Oke Koke’ (in, out, shake it all about) kind of week! On Monday, I returned to work, only for a third lockdown and closure of schools to be announced that same night! I had one day working from home and then I was chosen to be in school from Wednesday onwards to support a small group of vulnerable pupils. Finally on Thursday we were informed that ALL children with EHC plans are counted as ‘vulnerable’ by the government, so we have to open the whole school again next week! Did you keep up with that? I am glad someone did! 🤪
In other news, I am feeling 100% better, so I have enjoyed being back at work and being able to cook again; which included simmering up a big batch of hearty, healthy Everyday Vegetable Soup: a new-to-me recipe from Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking cookbook. A simple, quick and tasty soup, that I will definitely make again. 🥘
It has also been a good week of reading for me. Midweek, I finished reading the nostalgic, crime-fiction, The Mother’s Day Mystery by Peter Bartram, another book to follow ace crime reporter, Colin Crampton as he investigates a mysterious hit-and-run killing. Jolly good, crime fun! 🔎 Then, I started reading the dual-narrative historical-fiction, The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick, which slips between present day and 1557, where we are introduced to Alison Banestre and her cousin, Mary Seymour. So far, so good!
Alongside these, I have been dipping in and out of my new cookbook, The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer and yesterday, I was able to join my church’s online Morning Prayer session, where we read Bible passages from Psalms, Isaiah and 1 John.
Finally, but not least, on the small screen I availed myself of a re-watch of the series one boxset of the supernatural drama, A Discovery of Witches, about a world where witches, vampires and demons live secretly among us, based on Deborah Harkness’s All Souls trilogy. Now I am all ready to start the newly released series two! I have also been dipping in and out of Netflix’s travel, nature and health documentary series, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, which I am finding fascinating and well Zac Efron… 😉
Plus I squeezed in a comforting re-watch of the Austen film adaptation, Pride & Prejudice (2005), starring the beautiful Keira Knightley and one of my favourite actors, Matthew Macfadyen. But you only just re-watched the 1995 TV series didn’t you Jessica, I hear you ask! Yes, yes I did! You can never have too much Austen and Mr Darcy though, right?! 😁
For now, that’s all folks! Today will be a quiet day of reading, blogging and watching my church’s online service. 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 I’d love to hear from you: How you are? What you have been reading and watching? What are Covid restrictions like where you live?