πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 23rd May 2021 βœπŸŽ‰

Hello everyone and a blessed Pentecost Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A mixed week of weather 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 lovely sunshine we had at the beginning of the week, I was able to enjoy a lovely catch-up with a friend, over tea and cake, in her garden.🍰 On Thursday the stormy weather returned, but that didn’t stop my shopping trip, yesterday, to our new Primark store with another friend, which we wrapped up with a nice (indoor) pub lunch.πŸ›

Also I had a good week at work with ‘my boys’ and colleagues, and I successfully continued my healthy food plan – while there were no new-to-me recipes tried, I did remake my own version of Vegetable Frittata (The Hairy Dieters 3: Good Eating by Dave Myers and Si King).πŸ₯˜

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Books πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

My reading has continued at a steady pace during the week, on my lunch breaks and before going to bed, with my full focus switching toΒ the hefty historical-fiction Anna of Kleve: The Queen of Secrets by Alison Weir, the fourth book in Weir’s ambitious Six Tudor Queens series.πŸ‘‘

Sadly, this means I have rather neglected my other current read: the travel guide, part memoir The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel by Amanda Hope Haley, however now I have finished the above, I hope to give this my full attention.πŸ• As well as these, I have continued my HolyΒ Bible readings from the books of Acts, to catch-up with The Bible Course I was taking part in.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ TV & Films πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

As for my viewing, I have continued enjoying the BBC’s crime drama Wallander (2008-10) – adapted from Henning Mankell’s novels and starring the brilliant Kenneth Branagh – polishing off series 2 and 3, which are all currently available on Netflix. I only have series 4 to go now! πŸ”Ž

While on Friday, with our Chinese takeaway, we enjoyed a new film on Sky: Six Minutes to Midnight (2020), an intriguing pre-war drama, about a British finishing-school for German girls, starring the legendary Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard and Jim Broadbent.

I also enjoyed a comforting re-watch of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). Not the best of the series, but nice to revisit the original, hopeful Utopian vision of Star Trek, unlike the dystopian and identity-politics-filled modern offering.😏

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Blog πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Finally, here on the blog was quieter than I had hoped, due to me being busy and a little tired, however I am happy to report the glitches and problems I had been having with WordPress last week thankfully seem to have resolved themselves. So I was easily able to share my review of the fascinating history The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places by Neil Oliver, with you on Tuesday.


For now, that’s all folks! Today, I am looking forward to finally attending an in-person service at my own church and going to my granddad’s for lunch for the first time in months! I hope to catch 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!

17 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 23rd May 2021 βœπŸŽ‰

  1. What a blast from the past- the older Star trek movies. I have fond memories of that one- I did like that hopeful vision!

    1. Greg, I am so pleased to hear your have fond memories and like the hopeful vision the older Star Trek films – I must admit I am tempted to re-watch them all over the coming weeks. 😊

  2. It’s always fun re-watching a Star Trek movie, no matter which one it is. Glad your blog problems are worked out. I hope you have a great week!

  3. Sound like you had a very good week! I can relate to your thoughts on the Star Trek film. I hope you’re enjoying the Alison Weir novel. That’s another series I need to begin, but as you say… they’re hefty books!

    Hope you have a great week ahead, Jessica!

    1. I am pleased to hear you agree about Star Trek and I had already finished Weir’s Anna of Kleve – it was very good, although not as great as previous instalments in the series. Thank you, Kelly πŸ™‚

  4. I need to go see your review. My looking at posts was so spotty last week, with all the beachy activities going on, that I missed it. Time to backtrack ❀️. Sounds like you had a wonderful week! I hope this coming week is as lovely.

  5. Sounds like a great week! I do love reading and viewing favorite things…and spending time with friends and family. I had a great visit with my #2 son yesterday, and realized afterwards that this was the first time in years that we had visited without others competing for attention! I hope for more of the same.

    Enjoy your week!

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