Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all, and a happy Father’s Day, too! 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.
💜💜💜 Life 💜💜💜
I started my week with my interview at a lovely, local SEN school (like my own), which went really well and while I didn’t get the permanent position I applied for, they did offer me a cover role. Not exactly what I wanted of course, but it is a nice back-up to have if I don’t get one of the fixed-term positions at my current school. Thank you for all your love and kind wishes. I continue to pray that everything will turn out for the best! 🙏
The rest of the week was a good one at work and I got back on track with my healthy food plan, which included making a big batch of my favourite Tomato & Tarragon Soup (Quick Cooking by Mary Berry) and a tweaked remake of
Salmon Fish Cakes (Co-op Food Magazine)😋. Over the past couple of weeks, I have also been doing a daily 10 mins of Sarah Beth Yoga videos on YouTube, that I have found very helpful for my fitness and anxiety. 🧘♀️
💜💜💜 Books 💜💜💜
With my job uncertainty still causing me some fatigue and anxiety, my reading has sadly stayed pretty low in the last week. However I did finally get properly stuck into the Christian non-fiction The Four Loves by the celebrated C.S. Lewis, taking comfort in Lewis’ exploration of the nature of love from a Christian perspective. ❤
I have also been dipping in and out of the swashbuckling revenge, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas ⚔ and I finished my Holy Bible readings from the intimidating book of Revelation, for The Bible Course I was taking part in, earlier this year. Both of which are part of my 10 Books of Summer 2021 reading challenge. ☀
💜💜💜 TV & Films 💜💜💜
On the other hand my viewing has stayed high, as I have taken comfort in easy re-watches. I finished re-watching series 2 of the BBC’s fun, fantasy-adventure, Merlin (2008-2012), which is loosely based on the Arthurian legends and is currently available on Netflix 🧙♂️ and I re-visited some of the older episodes of the British archaeological series Time Team (1994-2014) 🏛.
I also really enjoyed re-watches of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), I feel an unfairly overlooked instalment in the franchise, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), a firm favourite with a great murder mystery and Shakespeare quoting Klingons! Revisiting the original, hopeful Utopian vision of Star Trek has been just what I needed. 🖖
💜💜💜 Blog 💜💜💜
Finally, here on the blog was quiet due to my continued, albeit milder, fatigue and anxiety; however thankfully, last weekend, I was able to schedule my participation in the weekly meme Top Ten Tuesday | Books On My Summer TBR 2021 and my review of the history/faith memoir The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel by Amanda Hope Haley. I swear I didn’t plan an archaeological theme to this week’s post! 😉
For now, that’s all folks! Today, I am looking forward to attending an in-person Holy Communion service at my church and lunch at my granddad’s. 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! 👋
(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!