πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 24th January 2021

(The icy view from my bedroom window, yesterday morning ❄)

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A proper wintery week of rain, ice, snow and Storm Christoph has passed, and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.

Well my week got off to a bumpy start, as I was told by NHS Track and Trace I needed to self-isolate for two days! Thankfully work were able to switch roles around, so someone covered me in the classroom and I took over their online learning duties from home, and with the oddly short duration of my isolation, I was back at work by Wednesday and everything ran smoothly from then on. In other news, I found out on Tuesday that my friend gave birth to a little girl on my birthday (Sunday 17th)! πŸŽ‰

It has been another great week of reading for me, where I finished reading the cosy crime caper, The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, about a group of amateur sleuths in an upmarket retirement village. A wonderfully eccentric and quintessentially British murder mystery! πŸ”Ž Now I have not long started a re-read of the historical, romantic classic, Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, that chronicles the adventures of the Saxon protagonist, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe. I am looking forward to rediscovery this classic gem. 🏰

Yesterday, I was also able to join my church’s online Morning Prayer session, where we read BibleΒ passages fromΒ Psalms, Hosea and 1 Corinthians.

While on the small screen, I finished dipping in and out of Netflix’s travel and health documentary series, Down to Earth with Zac Efron; a really fascinating show, which I have recommended as a class watch for the lads we currently have in school, and well Zac Efron… πŸ˜‰ And I have continued watching the newly released series two 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. So far, so good! πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ


For now, that’s all folks! Today will be a quiet day of reading, blogging, cooking (I have a new recipe I want to try out) 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!πŸ‘‹πŸ™πŸ™‚

Now I’d love to hear from you: How you are? What you have been reading and watching? How has work and life been for you?


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

26 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 24th January 2021

  1. What an extra special birthday present with your friend giving birth on your birthday! I was sorry about the isolation though. The Thursday Murder Club sounds like a fun read! I will have to look for that one. I really need to break out my discs of the first season of A Discovery of Witches and watch it. I enjoyed the books. I hope you have a great week!

    1. Thank you and my friend’s baby was most certainly a very special birthday presents – I was secretly hoping either she or my cousin’s baby would arrive on my birthday, so I am very pleased! I hope you are able to get your hands on a copy of The Thursday Murder Club and have the time to dust down your discs of series one of A Discovery of Witches – I have just finished series two and really enjoyed it, too. 😊

  2. I just finished watching the Serpent which was absolutely gripping, if a bit terrifying and enough to put people off travelling! Not watching Finding Alice. Still early days but so far so good and I like the lead character who also played the mum out of the Durrells.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    1. Lynn, you are not the only one to tell me how great The Serpent is! I hope I will be able to catch up with some time. I also hope you have been enjoying Finding Alice, particularly as Keeley Hawes is one of my favourite actresses. 😊

  3. The Thursday Murder Club is on my last of books to read. Everyone has been raving about it.

    I need to catch up on the first series of A Discovery of Witches.

  4. So happy you were alright and able to be back to work. I have been struggling with helping my kids with their school work (would not be so bad if i did not have to work on 4 different grades all at once) I recently watched The Mighty Ducks with my kids.

    1. Thank you and I hope you enjoyed watching The Mighty Ducks with your kids. πŸ™‚ I am also sorry it has been so hard home schooling – My friend is similarly trying to cater to four children in four different year groups too, so you have my full sympathy!

  5. It snowed here too (including some TODAY) but luckily it’s not too bad! Cold, though. And oh no- sorry about the isolation! Those are words you never want to hear if you can help it haha. I hope you enjoy the Ivanhoe re- read!!

    Have an amazing week and be well!

  6. I loved The Thursday Murder Club, too! I’m so pleased there’s another book coming.

    Your plants in the window love beautiful! Enjoy your week, and stay safe Jessica! πŸ™‚

  7. I read Ivanhoe at school and loved it – thank you for bringing back a very happy reading memory:)). And I’ve my eye on The Thursday Murder Club – my sister has a print copy she’s working though and has promised to lend it me to afterwards:)). Have a peaceful, healthy week!

    1. Aw I am so pleased to have brought back a happy school memory of Ivanhoe for you, SJ and I really hope your sister gets through The Thursday Murder Club quickly for you! 😊

  8. Wow! Ivanhoe! I haven’t thought of that book in ages. Glad your isolation was so short ❀️. Have a wonderful week!

  9. It is so cold that is a pleasure to be inside warming ourselves with books and coffee, right?? ahah have a great 2021 and greetings from Lisbon, PedroL

    1. Thank you so much, Pedro and it certainly is a pleasure to be inside nice and warm, with books, but it has be steaming cups of tea instead of coffee for me. Happy 2021 to you, too! 😊

      1. I’m sure you’d have so much fun having tea with your books as I have coffee with mine Jessica eheh have a perfect weekend, PedroL

  10. Sounds like a great collection. The Thursday Murder Club is on my list and I’m so looking forward to it, and just started watching the first series of A Discovery of Witches. Have a lovely Sunday.

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