πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 18th April 2021 πŸŒž

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.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Life πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Books πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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! πŸ”Ž

As well as that I have continued my daily HolyΒ 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.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ TV & Films πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Blog πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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! 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. I love to chat with you all!

34 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 18th April 2021 πŸŒž

  1. I’m glad you have been able to take advantage of some of the easing of restrictions by going out to a pub with some friends, it feels good knowing things are gradually returning to something a bit like normality. Sorry you are still having sinus trouble, but hopefully the weather will clear up and they will ease soon. I hope you are enjoying being back at work after your Easter holidays.

  2. I’ve heard about the restrictions being eased in England. And the record breaking beer sales on a week day. LOL!! It made my day to be honest. Something positive to hear for a change.
    We heard last night that things will open up a little more next week here too. Finally.
    I hope you feel better soon!
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  3. That’s great that things are opening up again! I need to get a haircut too lol My hair has gotten insanely long. Sinus issues are no fun, though. It’s been super dry and windy here so it’s not kind to my sinuses either. Boo. Hope you get better πŸ™‚

  4. That’s nice you were able to get out to a pub, that sounds nice! We’ve been able to do a little outdoor dining as well and it sure is nice to get out again! The weather has been similar here as well- nice days but chilly in the mornings!

    I love country estate murders. πŸ™‚

    Have a good week.

  5. I am glad you were able to get together with friends again for lunch. I hope your sinuses are not giving you as much trouble this weekend. I imagine there is some sadness that your break is coming to an end. I hope the first week back goes well!

    I need to make time to watch Anna Karenina. I really liked the book when I read it. Enjoy your week! Happy reading!

  6. Sinus does have a way to make you feel a bit under the weather. Yea for hairdressers opening up again!

    I’m very fortunate to have a close friend as a hairdresser who helped me with my hair basically straight through the passed year.

    Hope you feel better soon and that you will feel more up to reading!

    Have a blessed week.

    Elza Reads

  7. I’m glad to hear some of your restrictions have been lifted. I’m sorry about the sinuses. I hope you are feeling better. Have a great week!

  8. I’m pleased the restrictions are starting to lift some in your area. Now if you can just get over your sinus woes! I’m still having some allergy issues, but I’m confident “this too shall pass” for both of us. I hope you’ve been able to enjoy your day as planned. πŸ™‚

  9. The slight lifting of lockdown has brought a little ray of hope, hasn’t it? I have a vaccine appointment, hair appointment and beauty appointment all lined up for the next fortnight and it’s made me feel so much better already!

  10. That lunch sounds just lovely ❀️. I haven’t gone that far yet but I have been venturing out a bit more than I had been. Don’t you just hate that when the weather beckons you out, pollen makes you wish it hadn’t? I’m there with you and totally feel your sinus discomfort. πŸ€—. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you, Tessa and it was certainly the lovely sunny weather that beckoned me out, although not the pollen to blame in my case, but instead a very cold spell last week set my sinuses off. The weather just needs to make its mind up here in the UK! πŸ€¨πŸ˜…

  11. Sinus issues are the worst! I have had them over the years. Nowadays, I mostly have allergies, but they can be annoying as well.

    So glad you got to enjoy some comfort viewing, though.

    That pub garden outing sounded good, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.

    1. Thank you so much, Laurel-Rain – My sinuses have been a bit better this weekend and it was lovely to go for my pub lunch and indulge in so comfort viewing. 😊

  12. So sorry to hear about your swollen sinuses – I’m guessing it’s hay fever that has set them off? But I know just how very painful it can be, so I hope they do clear up before you start back to school. I hope the coming week is a better one, health-wise, Jessica!

    1. Thank you, SJ, but no it will have been the cold snap in the weather we had last week that has set my poor sinuses off. They seem to be easing so hopefully will be okay for work tomorrow. 🀞

      1. I’m so sorry! It is such a painful condition, especially bending forward which makes if feel as if your face is about to fall off!!

        I hope you soon feel a LOT better – teaching when feeling unwell is such a massive DRAG! And that the coming week is a really good one…

  13. Oh Shrek! SUCH a good movie. It’s been ages since I watched it but it never fails so entertain me!

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