πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 6th June 2021: Sun, Leisure & Dragons πŸŒ€πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ²

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A wonderful week off 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

Well, thank God, the sun finally came out to play and just in time for the UK’s long Bank Holiday weekend and the school’s half-term break, so I have been able to spend plenty of time sunbathing and reading in the garden, and I enjoyed a trip to my local baths for a swim. As well as getting winter clothes and shoes cleaned and packed away; some clearing out around the house; and booking my summer staycation to Kent and Hampshire. 😎

Also I have mostly stuck to my healthy food plan! While I did have more food out and takeaways this week, on the whole I still chose healthier options; and I did cook a big batch of our favourite veg chilli to freeze in portions and tried out one new-to-me recipe: Cauliflower & Potato Cakes (Quick Cooking by Mary Berry); which were yummy served with a large mixed salad and coleslaw (pictured above). πŸ₯—

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Books πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

With the arrival of the sun also came the start of 10 Books of Summer 2021 reading challenge, and to kick things off, I have thrown myself into the deep end, with the two chunkiest books on my list! They are the swashbuckling revenge, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas βš” and, for something a little lighter, a re-read of the YA fantasy Eragon by Christopher Paolini 🐲.

I haven’t made much progress with the hefty classic – preferring to dip in and out of it – but I have been totally swept away with the adventure and dragons of Eragon, while basking in the sun (pictured above). As well as these, I have continued my HolyΒ Bible readings from the intimidating book of Revelation, to catch-up with The Bible Course I was taking part in, earlier this year.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ TV & Films πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

As for my viewing, it hasn’t been dinted too badly by all my time spent outside, as over the Bank Holiday weekend, I flew through the new American crime-drama miniseries, Mare of Easttown (2021) – starring the ever-brilliant Kate Winslet as a worn down, small town detective – only slowing down when I had to wait for the shocking/heart-breaking finale to premiere on the Monday! I highly recommend checking it out! πŸ”Ž

I also enjoyed a comforting re-watch of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), one of the very best from the series, and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), which continues the ‘Genesis’ story. Still loving revisiting the original, hopeful Utopian vision of Star Trek, unlike the dystopian and identity-politics-filled modern offering.πŸ––

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Blog πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Finally, here on the blog has been fun and productive: I postedΒ my wrap-up post for May; I took part in this week’sΒ Top Ten Tuesday | The Very Best of Best Friends in Books; and I shared my review of the nostalgic Justice Hall by Laurie R. King, the sixth Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mystery. Plus I have used my time off wisely to get plenty of posts scheduled for when I am back at work. 🧐


For now, that’s all folks! Today, I am looking forward to attending an in-person Holy Communion service at my church and a BBQ in the garden with my dad and grandad, and probably the cat, too! 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!

18 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 6th June 2021: Sun, Leisure & Dragons πŸŒ€πŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ²

  1. I am glad you were able to enjoy the sun. Hopefully this week has brought you even more lovely weather. I hope you are enjoying your reading. The Count of Monte Cristo is on my list of classics I hope to one day read. I read Eragon years ago and enjoyed it. I never did read the follow up books though. I was eating healthier but haven’t stuck to it as well these past two weeks. I hope you have a great weekend and week, Jessica!

    1. Thank you, Wendy and we were blessed with more sunshine this week! 😎 I also only read Eragon and Eldest, so after re-reading the first two books, I will be moving on to finally read the rest of the series.

  2. I am glad you are having the sun for a bit. If I could I would send away all the sunshine to your side of the world. Sigh. I hope you have a fantastic week ahead.

  3. Enjoy that glorious sunshine… it makes such a difference for me. I remember reading The Count of Monte Cristo. Such an exciting read… all-consuming toward the end, but VERY long. Hope you like it, too!

  4. I’m so glad you are having sun and how nice for it to arrive on a holiday weekend.

    Enjoy your sun and your books! Have a great week!

  5. Dragons are always good. πŸ™‚ and yay for break and lovely weather. I love just reading outside in the sun!

    Star Trek II is so awesome, I always tear up at the end!

  6. I’m glad you had sun for your break. How wonderful! And you are so organized to pack away the winter clothes! Hope this week is as lovely 🌞

  7. So glad you’re getting some sunshine, that does wonders for one’s mood. We’re having a rainy spell now (I never knew Switzerland was such a rainy country!) but when the clouds part it is beautiful. I’m also glad you are getting to go to church and to a BBQ, sounds like a perfect Sunday to me.

    1. It certainly has been wonderful to have so much sunshine, Lory 😎 I also didn’t know Switzerland was so rainy, but then I guess, like the UK, it couldn’t be so green and pleasant without being so!

  8. Ow yes.. that sun has been magical right! It’s been great weather here too and I love it!
    I’m glad your healthy food plan is still working. We are starting our own healthy food plan tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it.
    I hope you’ll have a great Sunday! Have a great week and happy reading.

    1. Thank you, Maureen – I hope you’ve continued to enjoy the sunshine as I have and that you’ve made a good start to your own healthy food plan. 😎

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