πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 27th June 2021: Camping, Cocktails & Crime πŸ•πŸΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. Another 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

Wow this was one busy week that went by in a blur of planning and then executing a camp out for our pupils on the school field. πŸ• We would usually take them away on a residential trip somewhere, but with continuing restrictions we had to get creative! Great fun was had by all – doing archery, taking a night walk, making a camp fire, watching a film, having a fish & chip supper and thankfully, having them tucked in their sleeping bags before the rain descended – even if us staff were left exhausted! πŸ˜…

Then on top of that I managed to go out for a lovely meal with some friends, where I had a Moroccan inspired feast and we shared a huge ‘Bathtub’ cocktail! 🍸 But never fear my healthy food plan didn’t go completely out the window, as I tried out a new recipe for an American style Chopped Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing (The Hairy Dieters: Make It Easy by Si King & Dave Myers). I wasn’t blown away by it, but it made a nice change and I think it could be made better with a tweak to the dressing. πŸ₯—

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Books πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Well understandably with all that going on my reading has again stayed pretty low in the last week. However I did finish the Christian non-fiction The Four Loves by the celebrated C.S. Lewis, an insightful and comforting exploration of the nature of love from a Christian perspective. ❀ Then recently I started reading S5 Uncovered by James Durose-Rayner, a crime-thriller based around a series of true events exposed in the BBC’s Panorama programme. πŸ”Ž

I have also continued dipping in and out of the swashbuckling revenge, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. βš” That’s now two books read and two ongoing for my 10 Books of Summer 2021 reading challenge. β˜€

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ TV & Films πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

I continued my crime spree on from my reading into my viewing as I recently started watching Channel 4’s brand-new crime-thriller Before We Die (2021), which is based on the popular Swedish 2017 series of the same name and stars the ‘queen-of-crime-dramas’ Lesley Sharp as Detective Hannah Laing, who finds herself and her son embroiled with a ruthless crime family. πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

Also through the week, during their lunch breaks, we enjoyed watching Netflix’s new film Blue Miracle (2021) with ‘our boys’. It is a heart-warming tale, starring Dennis Quaid and Jimmy Gonzales, based on the true story of a group trying to save a Mexican orphanage in the Bisbee’s Black & Blue fishing tournament. 🎣

Plus yesterday, I really enjoyed re-watching Star Trek Generations (1994), that brings the old Captain James T. Kirk and the new Captain Jean Luc Picard together for a time-travelling adventure. Revisiting the original, hopeful Utopian vision of Star Trek continues to be just what I need. πŸ––

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Blog πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Finally, here on the blog was pretty much as quiet as the grave, because I wasn’t able to schedule any posts, as I struggled last weekend due to fatigue and trying to catch-up on so much at home. Then, as you’ve already read, I have been super busy to write posts, reply to comments or check out your posts either. Sorry! Fingers crossed the coming week will be a whole lot better! 🀞


For now, that’s all folks! Today, I am looking forward to attending an in-person Morning Praise service at my church and my granddad coming round for lunch with us. 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!

25 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 27th June 2021: Camping, Cocktails & Crime πŸ•πŸΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

  1. Sounds like you had a fantastic week. Your camping trip sounds like such fun, exhausting too – but fun. I love a fish and chip supper – I want one now you’ve mentioned it.
    Hope you have a fantastic week this week and I have my fingers and toes crossed for good news for you.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  2. Glad to hear you had fun with camp despite some of the restrictions. Have a lovely week, Jessica!

    1. Hey Megan, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face, especially a Dumas/Count of Monte Cristo fan! 😊

  3. Hi Jessica! We are so in the same boat. My life was just as hectic and the week flew by in a blink of an eye.

    But now it’s holidays and I can breath a bit.

    You guys sure were creative with the tents on the school field. Good for you!

    Hope this week will be better for you. Be blessed!

    Elza Reads

    1. Thank you so much, Mareli and I am so pleased that after a hectic time yourself, you have now reached the holidays and can relax – Just 2 and a bit weeks and we will be on the holidays, too! 😁

  4. I commend you and your colleagues for the clever campout idea! I’m glad everyone had fun, making it worth the effort, since it sounds totally exhausting to me! I think the shared cocktail was well-deserved! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! You’re right it was exhausting, but well worth it when we saw how much the kids were enjoying it! And yes, the cocktail was very much deserved! 😁

  5. It sounds like you had a great week! What a great idea to do the camp out on the school field. I bet the kids had a blast ❀️. Have a great week!

  6. What a fun camp! Sounds like something I’d enjoy too. That recipe book sounds interesting! I love chopped salads, though I usually go for a Greek dressing. Enjoy your week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post post this week. β€” Diana

    1. Thank you, Diana 😊 The camp certainly was fun and I would usually have a more traditional vinaigrette dressing on my salad, too! I do highly recommend The Hairy Dieters cookbooks. πŸ˜‹

  7. Your camp out sound like fun! I am also curious about Blue Miracle, as I’ve been noticing it on my Netflix queue. Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.

    1. Hello Merripen, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face!😊 Also I really enjoyed your post, but I am sorry I had trouble trying to leave a comment, sorry! πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈ

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