Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A wet but much milder week has passed and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.
This was the school’s half-term break and so I have enjoyed some well-deserved time off! During that time we celebrated Shrove Tuesday, by eating our body weight in pancakes 🥞, and Ash Wednesday, with a reflective live Zoom church service 🙏. I also went for a long walk with a friend and re-stocked my cupboards and freezer with a ‘big shop’ at the supermarket. This also included simmering up a large batch of our favourite hearty veggie chilli and trying the new recipe of Tasty Tuna Bake from Si King & Dave Myer’s The Hairy Bikers: One Pot Wonders cookbook. 😋
With my time off I have taken the opportunity to read more too. First I finished off the romantic suspense, Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart, that took me for a sun-drenched adventure in southern France, with the young widow Charity Selborne. A brilliantly gripping read! 🌞 Then knowing I had more time, I started the rather beastie The Memory Tree by John A. Heldt, the second book in the time-travelling series: Carson Chronicles, where we see the Carson family travel from 1889 to 1918. 🌲
I have also continued dipping in and out of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places by Neil Oliver and during the times I was able to join my church’s online Morning Prayer sessions, we read Bible passages from Psalms, Jeremiah and 1 John.
No surprise really that my viewing as upped during my break as well. First, I binge watched Netflix’s brand new documentary series, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (2021), a chilling look into the Elisa Lam case and the other dark things that have happened at this infamous hotel. Then being in the mood for more documentaries, my dad and I watched the eye-opening Framing Britney Spears (2021) film, which explores the legality of Britney’s continuing conservatorship and is currently being shown on Sky/NowTV.
I also enjoyed watching Netflix’s new western drama, News of the World (2020), which stars the legendary Tom Hanks, as part of my Friday film and takeaway night. Plus, throughout the week, I indulged in comforting re-watches of Casper (1995); The Three Musketeers (2011); Pride and Prejudice (2005) and The Holiday (2006).
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?