Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A bright week has passed and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.
💜💜💜 Life 💜💜💜
On 12th April, England’s restrictions were eased some more, with hairdressers and non-essential shops allowed to open, and pubs, cafes and restaurants allowed to serve food and drinks outside. Unfortunately I have not been able to book a hair appointment till the 15th May, however thankfully I have been able to enjoy my first lunch out with friends in a nice pub garden, basked in spring sunshine, after a grand walk around a local lake and nature reserve.🌞
Sadly, I have been suffering with my sinuses, as although we have been blessed with bright weather, it has still been very cold in the mornings and nights, so for the rest of the week I have been nursing a sore head and when feeling a little better I have been catching up on washing and switching to my warmer weather wardrobe ready for my return to work next week.
💜💜💜 Books 💜💜💜
With my swollen sinuses, I have found it difficult to read as much as I would have liked. However when feeling well enough, I have really been enjoying reading the historical-mystery Justice Hall by Laurie R. King, the sixth Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, which has absorbed me into the glamour, traditions and routine of life on a large country estate; with shooting, a grand library, taking afternoon tea and dressing for dinner. Plus there is a mystery to solve – The game is afoot! 🔎
As well as that I have continued my daily Holy Bible readings, from the books of 1 Kings, Hosea and 2 Chronicles for The Bible Course (from The Bible Society) I am taking part in.
💜💜💜 TV & Films 💜💜💜
The upside to my temperamental health though has been the exceedingly good excuse to indulge in comfort watches of some of my favourite films, snuggled up in a blanket with my kitty cat, which has included: Jane Eyre (2011), Shrek (2001), Robin Hood (2010) and Stardust (2007).
I have also watched two new films. First the powerful documentary film, Seaspiracy (2021), about the environmental impact of large-scale industrial fishing on our oceans and marine life – It inspired me to sign the petition set up by the film makers at Change.org. 🐬 Second the theatrical historical-drama Anna Karenina (2012), inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s novel, which tells the tragic tale of a senior statesman’s wife and her torrid affair with a dashing cavalry officer – A very sad film, but a brilliant ensemble cast.
💜💜💜 Blog 💜💜💜
Finally, here on the blog I posted my review of the snappy Discworld adventure, Eric by Terry Pratchett and shared my list for The Classic Clubs’ 26th Spin Event – Hopefully I will be able to let know my result soon, as the lucky spin number is announced later today. 🤞
For now, that’s all folks! Today, I am looking forward to a quiet day of reading, blogging and cooking. 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!