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.
💜💜💜 Life 💜💜💜
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. 🥗
💜💜💜 Books 💜💜💜
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, as 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! 🔎
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. ⚔ That’s now three books read and two ongoing for my 10 Books of Summer 2021 reading challenge. ☀
💜💜💜 TV & Films 💜💜💜
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. 🕵️♀️
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 💔, and we finished off our long-term watch of the fascinating 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia (2018). 🐅
💜💜💜 Blog 💜💜💜
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! 👋
(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!