πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 11th July 2021: Farm Trip, Football & Fun! πŸšœβš½πŸ˜Š

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A humid and stormy 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 has been another busy week for me, as I went on two fun farm trips – first with my own class on sunny Monday and then with another sixth form class, who didn’t have enough members of staff, on grey, rainy Tuesday – where the farmer drove us round on a giant trailer on the back of his tractor to see his crops and animals, and dunked us in his fishing lake, which the kids absolutely loved. 🚜

On top of that I had a lovely chilled catch-up with my friend at my house and supported England as they beat Denmark 2:1, Wednesday night, to take us into the Euros 2020 final! Our first in 55 years! ⚽ Throughout all that, I also kept to my healthy food plan, as I made salad wraps and rice salad for work lunches, and created my own salmon and stir-fried vegetables dish for one weeknight tea. πŸ₯—

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Books πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Even though things have stayed very busy for me, I am super happy to share that my reading has gone up! Helped by the fact, I made the difficult decision to DNF the thriller S5 Uncovered by James Durose-Rayner, asΒ the graphic, gritty style of it just didn’t suit me, especially with the lower mood I was in. I replaced it with the fun, easy, nostalgic The Comedy Club Mystery by Peter Bartram, A Crampton of the Chronicle adventure, which I simply flew through! πŸ”Ž

Now I am reading Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett, the 15th book in his fantastical Discworld series, that is another fun adventure with Captain Vimes and the Night Watch and I am continuing to dip in and out of the swashbuckling revenge, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. βš” That’s now three 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

Meanwhile in my viewing, I continued watching Channel 4’s brand-new crime-thriller Before We Die (2021), which is based on the popular Swedish 2017 series and stars 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, my class and I enjoyed watching Netflix’s new film Fatherhood (2021), a bittersweet comedy-drama starring Kevin Hart, based on the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy πŸ’”, and we finished off our long-term watch of the fascinating 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia (2018). πŸ…

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Blog πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Finally, here on the blog was really quiet again, sorry! I was able schedule my participation in the super fun meme Six in Six from Jo @ The Book Jotter, which many of you have been taking part in, too! But sadly no book reviews for you this week and I wasn’t able to reply to comments or check out your posts. Fingers crossed the coming week will be a whole lot better! 🀞


For now, that’s all folks! Today, I am looking forward to attending a morning service at my church, having lunch at my granddad’s, and then watching the Euros final in the evening! 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!

22 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 11th July 2021: Farm Trip, Football & Fun! πŸšœβš½πŸ˜Š

  1. It sounds like you had a very pleasant but busy week. The farm trips sound fun! I am glad you were able to go along with the other class as well. I am sorry S5 Uncovered didn’t work out for you, but sometimes you just have to set a book aside and move onto something more fitting your mood and interests in the moment. I am glad you were able to find something to read after without any trouble! I’ve been wondering how Fatherhood was and am glad to see you liked it. I hope you have a great weekend and week ahead, Jessica.

  2. The Comedy Club Mystery sounds really good. I’ll have to check it out. Sounds like a busy week for you. I hope the upcoming week is a good one.

  3. What a fun trip! and yay for England- I think I saw that on Twitter when they beat Denmark last week. πŸ™‚ And Pratchett is an author I want to try.

    Beautiful rainbow!

  4. Yay for keeping up on your diet food! I have to get a good food plan started before school starts. Maybe getting a routine again will help me with that. I had a DNF book last week, and I almost did another, but it wasn’t as bad so I’m fighting through it since it is for a blog tour. Have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

    1. Thank you, Lisa – I hope you are able to get a good food plan together for yourself before school starts again and that your reading has become easier! πŸ€žπŸ™‚

  5. It sounds like you had a very good week!! That’s a beautiful rainbow in your photo and I see you enjoyed some kitty companionship. 😸

    I finished The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett and thought it was very good. I have a few other Discworld stories in my TBR. Hope you’re still enjoying the one you’re reading!

    1. Thank you, Kelly – I certainly enjoyed the much-needed kitty time and was so chuffed I managed to capture the beautiful rainbow, after an almighty downpour! 🌈 I am also pleased you enjoyed The Shepherd’s Crown. πŸ™‚

  6. Sounds like a good week for you! It’s tough to dnf, but I’m finally able to do it when a book isn’t working for me. That’s made a big difference in my reading life. I was so glad to see your Six in Six post. It’s been a couple of years since I did this, but ended up writing one myself.

    1. JoAnn, I am pleased you enjoyed my Six in Six post and were able to join in, too. It also made a big difference to my reading to DNF that book – I have since sped through three other books! 😁

    1. Thank you, Laurel-Rain 😊 I never like DNFing a book, but it definitely worked out well for me this time, as my next choice was just what I needed!

  7. I know DNFing a book is hard, but sometimes it must be done. It’s better to DNF than torture yourself through a book that you aren’t enjoying and could put you in a reading slump. Have a great week!

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