Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A mixed week has passed and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.
💜💜💜 Life 💜💜💜
Well first things first, I had my first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday night, as my county has moved all individuals who work with vulnerable children onto the priority list. The jab itself was quick and painless, and I felt okay other than aches and pains in my arms and shoulders. As for work it was a pretty regular week, except for Friday which was Red Nose Day, so we were able to have a little fun wearing red, telling cheesy jokes and watching a classic episode of Only Fools and Horses with our lads. 😆
In other good news my sinuses were feeling much better this week; I was able to join in with our church’s fourth Zoom meeting on Thursday for The Bible Course (from The Bible Society); and I enjoyed a pleasant Saturday walk around a local nature reserve (pictured at top). In not so good news, I watched the England vs Ireland match as part of this year’s Six Nations Championship yesterday… and well the least said about that the better! 🙄
💜💜💜 Books 💜💜💜
It was another slow-ish week of reading, as I took my time to re-read and reflect on The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence, a wonderful collection of letters and teachings from this lowly but contented 17th-century Carmelite monk. However I finished this midweek and I am now reading the turn-of-the-century classic, A Room With a View by E.M. Forster from my Classics Club list. I am hoping it will be the perfect spring read as was my previous Forster read: Howards End. 🌼
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 45th place: Flodden Field, Northumberland, where the bloody ‘Battle of Flodden’ was fought between Tudor and Stuart forces, and saw the untimely death of the Scottish King James IV. ⚔ As well as my daily Holy Bible readings about the judges and kings in the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel and 1 Kings, for The Bible Course I am taking part in.
💜💜💜 TV & Films 💜💜💜
While not much has changed in my viewing. I have continued my 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. This show really is just great fun and exactly what I need right now! 🧙♂️
No more new films again this week either, however on our Friday takeaway and film night my dad and I instead cracked on with watching the brand new crime-drama Your Honor (2020), adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo (2017). This gripping thriller stars Bryan Cranston as a prominent New Orleans judge, whose world is turned upside down after his teenage son accidentally kills another teen, son of a local mafia kingpin, in a tragic hit-and-run 🚙. Best thing on the telly box right now! 📺
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! 👋
(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.