πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 21st February 2021

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 πŸ₯ž, and Ash Wednesday, with a reflective live Zoom church service πŸ™. 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. πŸ˜‹

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 readΒ BibleΒ passages fromΒ Psalms, Jeremiah and 1 John.

No surprise really that my viewing as upped during my break as well. First,Β 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)Β 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,Β 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!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.

12 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 21st February 2021

  1. I like a comforting rewatch of something and in fact just rewatched the old B&W adaptation of My Cousin Rachel.
    I could just rewatch the bbc version of P&P.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    1. Oh you can’t beat a comforting re-watch in these difficult times and this week I indulged in a re-watch of the BBC’s version of P&P – You can’t beat a bit of Colin Firth! πŸ˜‰ I haven’t seen the old B&W version of My Cousin Rachel but feel like I should have!

  2. We had pancakes for dinner on Shrove Tuesday too, though we aren’t religious at all.
    Pride & Prejudice is one of my favourite movies! Did you know the US and UK releases have different endings? I prefer the extended US ending personally.

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. Glad you were able yo enjoy pancakes too, Shelleyrae and that Pride and Prejudice is one of your favourite films; and I did not know there were different endings for the UK and US versions! The UK version ends roughly where the book does, so I don’t feel like I am missing out much, but can understand why people would like to see a bit more, like the weddings. My favourite adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is the 1995 BBC TV series and that extends to the weddings too. 😊

  3. Yummy looking food! Pancakes, chili… I’m hungry now! Thank you for the cookbook recommendation by the way! That’s good to know, I’m going to try it.

    Glad you had a good break. A rewatch of the 2005 P&P sounds delightful. Hope you have a wonderful new week as well!

  4. So glad you had such a relaxing, enjoyable half term week:)). And I must look out The Story of Britain in a 100 Places – it looks like my kind of show! Have a good week, Jessica!

  5. It sounds like you’ve had a wonderfully productive week and I’m glad you were able to enjoy your time off.

    We’ve had a very cold and snowy week, unusual for our part of the world. It’s given me plenty of time for books, though, and I’ve done some good reflective reading for Lent as well as lots of fun secular reading.

    I hope you have a good week getting back into the regular routine.

    1. Thank you, Kelly and while the weather hasn’t been good for you, I am pleased it has given you plenty of time to read reflective books for Lent, as well as fun ones! πŸ˜ƒ

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