Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A grey and quiet week has passed and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.
💜💜💜 Life 💜💜💜
Summer weather was dolefully absent again this week, although it did stay mild temperature wise. Therefore I spent a quiet week at home – catching up on jobs and resting when my sinuses started to flare up. My only trips out were for a refreshing swim at my local pool Thursday morning, and a lovely breakfast date with a friend and her baby girl Friday morning.
I also enjoyed getting back into the swing of home cooking, after being away quite a lot, with old favourite recipes from The Hairy Dieters’ cookbook for tuna steaks and a chicken bake. As well as trying a new recipe for Rice Noodle & Vegetable Stir Fry from Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking cookbook, which was delicious but made a meagre portion. 🍜
💜💜💜 Reading 💜💜💜
My reading in the last week got off to a great start, when I stayed up past my bedtime on Sunday night, to reach the dramatic climax of the thrilling mystery Thunder on the Right by one of my favourite authors, Mary Stewart, that revolves around the inexplicable death of a young English woman, at a convent in a picturesque, secluded valley of the French Pyrenees. 🌄
Unfortunately my reading pace did slow down after that as my sinuses started to niggle me, however I did start reading the utterly charming children’s classic, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about the wonderful misadventures of this imaginative, little whirlwind of a girl. 👩🏻🦰
That’s now eight books read, one DNF’d and two ongoing for my 10 Books of Summer 2021 reading challenge. ☀
💜💜💜 Watching 💜💜💜
As my sinuses began to play me up, I turned more and more to television. First I spent a restful day snuggled up in a blanket and worked my way through Netflix’s engrossing crime documentary The Innocent Man (2018), based on John Grisham’s only non-fiction book that raises troubling questions about the convictions made in two 1980’s murder cases in Ada, Oklahoma. 🔎
I followed that with an utterly charming watch of the historical-drama The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018), based on the 2008 novel of the same name, about a writer drawn to the island after exchanging letters with a member of a rebellious book club set up during the German occupation. 📚
Also last Sunday I enjoyed a lazy afternoon, re-watching the classic Bond film, Goldfinger (1964), starring the dashing Sean Connery, and during the week, I started working my way through ITV’s exotic historical-drama Beecham House (2019). 🐘
💜💜💜 Blog 💜💜💜
Finally, here on the blog has been another busy one, as I was able to schedule reviews of the fantastical comedy, Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett and the romantic time-slip drama, The Rose Gardens by Susanna Kearsley ⭐⭐⭐. As well as sharing with the upcoming R.eaders I.mbibing Peril XVI reading event. So plenty of posts for you to check out, if you haven’t already.
For now, that’s all folks! With my continuing sinus problems, I am look forward to a very quiet Sunday of rest. 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? Have you been away anywhere nice this summer? Or please leave a link to your own Sunday post. I love to chat with you all!