Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A bright but bitterly cold week has passed (we even had some snow!) and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.
💜💜💜 Life 💜💜💜
You can hardly have missed the big news for the UK this past week – I am sending my love and prayers to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family on the sad passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in the early hours of Friday morning. It is the end of an era, as the Prince faithfully served his wife, the queen, and our nation for 69 years. 👑🖤
In other news, this has been the first week of the schools’ two week break for Easter and, with the easing on restrictions on the 29th March to allow up to 6 people to meet outside, I have enjoyed catching up with friends and family in gardens and parks for hot drinks; including meeting my new 3-month-old baby cousin for the very first time! 👶
💜💜💜 Books 💜💜💜
I have also taken full advantage of my time off to read more! First, I finished off the young-adult science-fiction Destined by Jordan Pinckney and Will Lenzen Jr. , the first book in The Blood Games Trilogy. Swiftly, followed by me finishing off my long-term read of the fascinating The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places by Neil Oliver.
As well as those I have continued my daily Holy Bible readings, from the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel and 1 Kings, for The Bible Course (from The Bible Society) I am taking part in; and now I have not long started reading the historical-mystery Justice Hall by Laurie R. King, the sixth Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes Mysteries. The game is afoot! 🔎
💜💜💜 TV & Films 💜💜💜
In the last week, I have started watching series 2 of the WWII drama Das Boot – a sequel to the 1981 film and based on Lothar-Günther Buchheim’s novels: Das Boot and Die Festung – that follows the claustrophobic life aboard U-612 and the resistance growing around the U-Boat station in La Rochelle, France. A tense and stark drama, that I am taking my time with, not one I can handle in binges. 🛳
For the most part I have been enjoying comfort watches of favourite films in my time off, including Labyrinth (1986), The Secret Garden (1993) and Angels & Demons (2009). The only new film I have watched recently is the watery horror Beneath (2013) that sees six teens battling a giant, man-eating fish! Now and again I enjoy a light, cheesy b-movie, but this had such unlikeable protagonists I was left feeling pretty meh about it. 🐟
💜💜💜 Blog 💜💜💜
Finally, here on the blog I posted my wrap-up post for March, and reviews for the romantic suspense, Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart and the time-travelling adventure The Memory Tree by John A. Heldt (Carson Chronicles #2). While I still don’t like it, I am getting better at using the new WP Block Editor, as long as I choose the ‘Classic’ block option.
For now, that’s all folks! Today, I am looking forward to a quiet day of reading, blogging, my church’s online service and cooking up a big batch of Bolognese. 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. I love to chat with you all!