πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 14th February 2021

(My view almost every morning this week πŸ₯Ά)

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday and St Valentine’s Day to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A cold, snowy week has passed and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.

It was another quiet and steady time at school with ‘my boys’ and colleagues, although we were all feeling tired as this was the last week in what has been a long, difficult half-term. Now we can look forward to a well-deserved week off! 😌 Outside of work, I haven’t been up to much, with lockdown, other than trying out a new recipe; which was the Lamb, Spinach and Potato Curry from Si King & Dave Myer’s The Hairy Dieters cookbook. A delicious, big warming pot of goodness and again you would never know this was a dieting recipe! πŸ›

As the bitter wind and snow flurries blew outside, I have enjoyed  another good reading week, snuggled up in a blanket! First I finished my thoroughly enjoyable re-read of the classic, chivalric-romance, Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. 🏰 Then I set off in the romantic suspense, Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart, for a sun-kissed holiday in southern France, with the widowed Charity Selborne, who inadvertently find herself caught up in a dangerous scheme! So far, so good! 🌞

I have also continued dipping in and out of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places by Neil Oliver. I have now reached place number 7: Newgrange and Knowth, County Meath, with its monumental Megalithic art! ☘

While most of my spare time was spent reading (or sleeping πŸ˜…), I did get myself deeply engrossed in ITV’s true-crime mini-series, The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021): a drama starring Luke Evans as Detective Steve Wilkins, as he reinvestigates two unsolved murder cases, which he believes could be the work of a undiscovered serial killer. Gripping stuff! πŸ”ŽNow I am not sure what to start next – Do let me know if you have any recommendations.

I have also been catching up on all the matches from this year’s Six Nations Championship, which kicked off last weekend. Sadly England had a dismal first match against Scotland, but thankfully things went better in their second match against Italy yesterday. πŸ‰ Come on you ‘Lions’! 🦁


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!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.

29 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 14th February 2021

  1. We really enjoyed The Pembrokeshire Murders. Recent series that we’ve enjoyed – The Serpent (which was very well done indeed), Queen’s Gambit which we loved, and also The Undoing. We’ve now started watching Luther and so far liking it – up to series 3 already.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  2. I hope you enjoy your week off and try to stay warm. I haven’t seen The Pembrokeshire Murders, but it sounds like a series I would enjoy. It sounds like you have been enjoying our reading–always a good thing! Have a great week!

  3. I’m glad you’ve got some time off this week. The snow has melted here.. and I miss it already. Now it’s only wet and grey outside.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  4. Happy Valentine’s Day! Lovely view! It’s been cold and snowy here too, and while it’s almost been TOO cold, I d like the crispness of the air.

    Hope you have a great break! πŸ™‚

  5. The Pembrokeshire Murders sounds really good! Snuggling up with a blanket while it’s blustery outside sounds like a wonderful idea. Sounds like you had some warm comforting food to go with. Enjoy your week, Jessica! πŸ™‚

  6. Glad you’ve got a half term holiday where you can recharge your batteries, Jessica:). I love the sound of the Neil Oliver book and I hope you get plenty of chances to unwind and tuck into some lovely reads during the comign week:))).

    1. Thank you so much, SJ 😊 and Neil Oliver’s book is proving as fascinating as the man himself. in fact I got rather hooked on it Sunday and have now got up to place number 14! 😁

    1. Thank you, Tessa and so far The Story of the British Isles has been a fascinating read. In fact I got rather hooked on it Sunday and have now read up to place number 14! 😊

  7. How nice that you have a week off to look forward to! It’s a 3-day holiday weekend for us and for those in Louisiana (where my younger daughter and her family live), Tuesday is also a holiday. I baked a Mardi Gras King Cake today. πŸ˜€ We’re awaiting a winter storm (which tends to bring things to a stand-still in my part of the country), so I don’t know if we’ll be able to do our “drive through” Ash Wednesday service this week.

    I rarely watch anything these days, but did see the new live-action Mulan this week. It’s not a musical or as funny as the animated version, but very good!

    1. Thank you, Kelly! I hope that you and your family will enjoy your 3-day holiday and your Mardi Gras King cake – I have to admit I had to look up what that was, but it looks great! Tuesday is called Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day for us here in the UK, so as the second name suggests we eat lots of pancakes before the start of Lent instead of cake. 😁 I also hope you will be able to go to your drive-through Ash Wednesday service – Our church is having a short service on Zoom instead. πŸ™

      I am glad to hear you enjoyed the new live-action version Mulan, but I don’t think it is for me: as it was the songs, humour and Mushu the Dragon that made the original film for me! 🐲

  8. Happy Valentine’s day ! It’s freezing here too but at least the sun is shining bright πŸ™‚ I saw the trailer for The Pembrokeshire murders and want to watch it later, I’m glad you loved it. Enjoy your week off and have a great week.

    1. Thank you, Izabel and I hope you will enjoy watching The Pembrokeshire Murders, too! 😊 Hopefully we’ll have slightly warmer weather this week and soon see the signs of spring! 🌸

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