πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 29th August 2021 β›…

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.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Life πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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. 🍜

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Reading πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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. πŸŒ„

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. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦°

That’s now eight books read, one DNF’d and two ongoing for my 10 Books of Summer 2021 reading challenge. β˜€

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ WatchingΒ πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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. πŸ”Ž

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. πŸ“š

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). 🐘

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Blog πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Finally, here on the blog has been another busy one, as I was able to schedule reviews of the fantastical comedy,Β Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett ⭐⭐ and the romantic time-slip drama, The Rose Gardens by Susanna Kearsley ⭐⭐⭐. As well as sharing with the upcomingΒ 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! 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? 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!

18 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 29th August 2021 β›…

    1. Hello Kelly! πŸ‘‹ Thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face. 😊 My sinuses are feeling a lot better and this recipe for tuna steaks really is delicious!

  1. So sorry about the sinus issues. Anne is one of my very favorite books and I love the rest of the series as well. I haven’t watched the Guernsey show but I loved the book. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you, Katherine – My sinuses are a little better now and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Anne books. I hope you will be able to watch the Guernsey film soon. 😊

  2. Sorry to hear your sinuses have been bothering you… that happens to my husband frequently, too. Glad you are cooking again. I’ve been missing my kitchen lately. The summer rental is very minimally equipped, so I haven’t cooked much here. I will make meals to fill my parents’ freezer when we visit them before returning to Florida. Thanks for reminding me about the Guernsey movie. Loved the book, but never got around to the film. Have a good week!

    1. JoAnn, I hope you will enjoy the film as much as the book, when you have chance to watch it and you are so good filling up your parent’s freezer with lovely homemade food. 😊

  3. Anne of Green Gables sounds fun! And glad temps were mild- it’s been hotter here but not too bad.

    Goldfinger! How fun πŸ™‚

  4. I’m sorry about your sinuses acting up. I hope you are feeling better. Sounds like you are reading and watching some great things.

    Hope you have a great week!

  5. Love the photo of your sweet kitty!

    I’m sorry you’re having sinus troubles. Today was my first day back at church since I had my breakthrough case of covid. It’s still a problem in my part of the US and I’m thankful being vaccinated kept me from being much sicker.

    Hope you’re feeling better soon and enjoy a quiet Sunday afternoon and evening.

    1. Kelly, I am pleased to hear you were able to go back to church for the first time since you had Covid and that you weren’t too sick with it. ❀ And thank you! 😊

  6. I have been thinking about rereading the Anne of Green Gables books! I haven’t even read them all, so it would be delightful, I think.

    I do love reading and watching old favorites.

    Sinus problems remind me of the ones I had…and still do, occasionally. Stay safe!

    1. Laurel-Rain, I think you should definitely indulge in a comforting re-read of the Anne of Green Gables books – This was my first time and I found the first book utterly charming! 😊

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