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.
💜💜💜 Life 💜💜💜
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. 👩🏫
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. 🤩
💜💜💜 Reading 💜💜💜
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-fiction 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. 😇
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. ✝
💜💜💜 Watching 💜💜💜
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).
💜💜💜 Blog 💜💜💜
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 for 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! 👋
(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!