πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 14th March 2021

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

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Life πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

With the weather we have been experiencing this week, my poor sinuses have not been in a good way. Fortunately not bad enough to stop me going to work, but by the evenings I have been too tired and achy to be able to do much. On a positive though, no more pain in my fractured little finger and I can take the strapping off in one and half weeks… not that I’m counting down or anything! πŸ˜…

This does mean I sadly missed our church’s third Zoom meeting on Thursday for The Bible Course (from The Bible Society). Thankfully we are able to access the videos online, so now the sun is out and I am feeling better this morning, I am hoping to catch up with what I have missed later today. I am also looking forward to catching up with on all the matches from this year’sΒ Six Nations Championship, which returned this weekend. πŸ‰

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Books πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

With my sinuses and continued tiredness, I have again not done as much reading as I would have liked, however, yesterday, I did finish reading the mythological-fantasy, The Testament of Loki by Joanne M. Harris: the sequel to The Gospel of Loki. This second adventure was set centuries after the fall of Asgard and sees the legendary trickster in a strange time of new beliefs, teenagers and video games! Today, I plan to start a re-read ofΒ The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence.

I have also continued dipping in and out of the fascinating The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places by Neil Oliver, in which I have now reached the 36th place: Arbroath Abbey on the coast of Angus, Scotland; where the monks kept a giant brazier lit to warn sailors of the treacherous rocks nearby, later the Stevenson lighthouse was built on Bell Rock itself. πŸ”₯

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Β TV & Films Β πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

This week, after finishing The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness (2020), I decided to give my tired mind a rest from new and darker shows, and instead started a comforting re-watch of series one of an old favourite: the BBC’s fantasy-adventure Merlin (2008-2012), which is loosely based on the Arthurian legends and follows the blossoming friendship between the young sorcery Merlin and Prince Arthur, played brilliantly by Colin Morgan and Bradley James. πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ

Other than that I’m afraid I haven’t watched much else, as we had no Friday takeaway and film night – we instead had an Indian takeaway on Wednesday to celebrate my dad’s birthday πŸ₯³ – and we haven’t had chance to finish the brand newΒ crime-drama Your Honor (2020) either. However I did enjoy a lovely re-watch of the romantic drama Eat Pray Love (2010), based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2008 memoir and starring the fabulous Julia Roberts.


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‘‹

(I have linked this post into the weekly meme, The Sunday Post)

Now in the comments let me know: How you are? What you have been reading and watching? Or please leave a link to your own Sunday post.

27 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 14th March 2021

  1. I am glad your finger is feeling better and hopefully your sinus troubles are behind you. Sinus problems are so miserable making, aren’t they? I hope you are enjoying your reading! Have a great week. I’m so late commenting this week, I feel like I should wish you a happy weekend. I hope you have that too. πŸ™‚

  2. I’m sorry about your sinuses, they used to trouble me so I can relate :/ You make me want to rewatch Merlin, I had such fun with this show πŸ˜€

  3. I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well. Hopefully the sinuses kind of settle down for you soon! The Asgard book sounds fun. And enjoy the championships!

    The idea of the monks and that huge brazier to warn sailors sounds so cool!

    1. Thank you, Greg – My sinuses are feeling better and England won their match, so yay! 😁 And yes, the monks and the huge brazier does sound really cool!

  4. You do have a lovely green view from the window, but when things go green a lot suffer from allergies. Sorry to hear you’ve been having issues. Hope it passes soon. I need to watch The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places as it might be my only way to “visit” anytime soon. Sounds like a nice substitute for now. Have a lovely week and happy reading! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Rachel and my sinuses are feeling better 😊 I’m afraid you can’t ‘watch’ The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places as it’s a book, although Neil Oliver has presented history shows in the past and this would make a great show!

  5. I’m just nearing the end of Tom Allen’s “No Shame” audiobook. I think I would enjoy Neil Oliver’s book.

    I need to finish the second season of The Alienist. What did you think of it? I haven’t watched Merlin in years!

    1. Hey Nikki, knowing your love of visiting historical places, I think you would love Neil Oliver’s The History of the British Isles in 100 Places – You could easily use it like a guide book! 😊 And I really enjoyed The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness, however not quite as much as series 1.

  6. It looks like a beautiful day there, but I’m sorry you’re feeling poorly. Despite the beauty of sunny Spring days, the allergens that go with them can be miserable!

    I love Arthurian legend, so the series about Merlin looks interesting.

    Gearing up for some possibly nasty weather later today, but things started off great this morning by getting to worship inside our church today for the first time in a year!! My preferred service (early morning) is the “test” since it’s always a very small group.

    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

    1. Aw I really hope your first inside worship went well at your church for you, Kelly! Palm Sunday can’t come fast enough for me, which is when we will have our first in-person services! If your interested in the Merlin series it might worth me doing a full review for it once I’ve completed my re-watch. 😊

  7. Glad you got to so many books and I know all about sinus infections. Born a little person with a flat nose, this has been an endless journey for me. Hope to see you on Sunday Posts.

  8. I am glad you are feeling better, except for the sinuses! I have battled with that issue over the years.

    Sometimes rewatching old favorites is especially comforting. This week I watched (again) The January Man, with Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon, among others.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. I didnt enjoy The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness as much as I did the first season. I hope your next week is easier on you and you feel better healthwsie.

  10. It’s horrible how a sinus infection can just pull you down. You have my sympathy! As a teacher, we don’t stay home very easily and if you are feeling a bit under the weather, you really just want to crawl into bed when you finally get home. I get that!

    Take care of yourself and happy reading this week!!

    Elza Reads

    1. Thank you so much, Mareli! I certainly have done a fair bit of crawling straight into bed when I get home, but thankfully my sinuses are better now. 😊

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