πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 12th September 2021: Indian Summer! β˜€

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A hot, humid and stormy 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

After bemoaning the early exit of summer in mid-August, summer came back with a vengeance this first week back at school, which made for a busy and sweaty time. We felt a little thrown into things as our two inset days were chock full of training, leaving no time to prep classroom and resources, but we managed and it was great to see ‘my boys’, old and new. πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Knowing what the start of a school term is like I planned simple, tried and tested meals for during the week, including: sausage tray bake and fish crumble for dinners, and mixed bean salad and classic vegetable soup for lunches. Mercifully, my sinuses stayed clear, even with the stormy weather, which I am in part putting down to my lunch soup, containing onion, peppers, garlic, all spice and turmeric. Food really is the best medicine!

p.s. I also forgot to share that I got the cutest new, wipeable meal planner to go on my fridge. 🀩

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Reading πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

As to be expected with the busyness and resulting tiredness that comes with getting back into the swing of work my reading has gone down, however most nights I have been able to enjoy a chapter of the Christian non-fictionΒ Miracles by C.S. Lewis. In which Lewis argues against the rationalists, agnostics and deists, and provides a poetic and joyous affirmation that miracles really do occur in our everyday lives. πŸ˜‡

I have also continued dipping in and out of the weighty tome The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and in my Bible reading the books of Psalms, Proverbs, 1 Chronicles and Mark. ✝

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ WatchingΒ πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Similarly, my viewing has been lower, too. I finished watching ITV’s exotic historical-drama Beecham House (2019), which was billed as the ‘Indian Downton Abbey’. So okay it wasn’t that good, being a tad on the melodramatic side, but with a good cast and a sumptuous, colourful setting it was a nice, escapist watch. However the big disappoint was the cliff-hanger ending and the news the series was cancelled! 🐘

Thankfully, I also enjoyed a super fun watch of Aardman Animation’s brilliant stop-motion film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005), which was a jolly good, supernatural romp with two beloved characters – Can’t believe I hadn’t watched it before! 🐰 As well as re-watches of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and Legally Blonde (2001).

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Blog πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Finally, here on the blog has been a quieter, however I did share with you my August Wrap-Up post last Sunday and, in the week, what I got in My 2nd Teatime Bookshop Book Box, so still a bit forΒ you to check out, if you haven’t already. 😊


For now, that’s all folks! Today, I am look forward to going to church and then to my granddad’s for lunch, before he goes off on his holidays. 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? How was your week? Or please leave a link to your own Sunday post. I love to chat with you all!

26 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 12th September 2021: Indian Summer! β˜€

  1. The school year in my part of the U.S. starts in August, still in the heat of summer. It’s crazy, I think, given the heat. When I was growing up, schools didn’t start until September. It’s slowly changed over the years.

  2. Thanks for sharing a link on fish crumble, I wasn’t familiar with the term! Hope this week goes swimmingly!

    1. Ooo Victoria I hope you will give making fish crumble a go: it is a lovely quick way to make fish pie midweek without all the fuss of a potato topping. And thank you. πŸ˜ƒ

  3. I’m glad to read your first week back went well. And I love the sound of that wipeable meal planner. We have a paper one. And every week I take one page out and put it on our fridge. It works.. but tearing them out always makes me cringe a bit. LOL!
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  4. Back to school totally hurt my reading time too. Between not getting actual lunches where people let me read, I’m too tired to stay up reading, even with trying to go to bed a little earlier to do it. Hope you have a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  5. I also watched Legally Blonde this weekend again! Such a fun classic. It’s rather ridiculous in these times, but I still love it.

    Have a good and blessed week!

    Elza Reads

    1. Aw so pleased you enjoyed a re-watch of Legally Blonde, too – they do say great minds think a like! 😁 It is rather ridiculous, but great fun which is just what I needed!

  6. I enjoy C.S. Lewis’ non-fiction just as much, if not more, than his fiction, and I can’t say that about many writers. He really makes me think about what it means to be Christian and what direction I should be going in. πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

    1. It is sooo annoying isn’t it, Yvonne?! Thankfully I have a list longer than my arm of other shows I want to check out, so I’m sure I’ll get over it quickly! πŸ˜… And thank you. 😊

  7. I agree…food can be great medicine! I’m glad it helped you feel better this week. It’s felt like Fall is approaching here, but I know better than to believe Summer is entirely through with us yet. πŸ˜‰ We might be having cooler nights, but it still gets hot (in the 90sF) during the day.

    Hope the new school year goes great!

    1. Haha I hope the weather will cool for you for real soon, Kelly, although I had to google what 90F was in Celsius! πŸ˜‰ I would have quite fancied that temperature when I was in Kent with an outdoor pool! And thank you. 😊

  8. I’m envious of your meal planning skills. I need to get better at that. I ended up eating M&Ms last night because it was nearly 11pm when I had time to eat, and I was too tired to make anything. Have a great week!

    1. Aj, I have to admit that I was not always good at meal planning! I started about a year ago and have got better and better at you, so you can definitely do it, too! And thank you very much! πŸ˜ƒ

  9. The hot weather does make everything so unpleasant…thankfully, AC helps.

    Your food choices sound good…yummy!

    Someday I must read the Lord of the Rings books and shows. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. I hate it when a show ends in a cliffhanger and then is canceled! Ack that seems to happen with just about every show I try lately. πŸ™‚

    Haven’t seen the Lord of the Rings movies in soooo long!

    Hope school opening goes well πŸ™‚

    1. The re-opening of school did go well, thank you, Greg. It really is sooo annoying when shows get cancelled, especially if they’ve left it on a cliff-hanger presuming they’ll get another series! Re-watching Lord of the Rings certainly cheered me up and it sounds like it’s high time you re-watch them, too! πŸ˜ƒ

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