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! 🍛
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 😅), 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! 🔎Now 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. 🏉 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!👋🙏🙂
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?