Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. A sultry, stormy, seesaw September has passed here in the UK for me (where did it go?!) and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.
💜💜💜 Life 💜💜💜
The beginning of September saw our return to school after the long summer break – It has been lovely to be back with my colleagues and ‘my boys’ (old and new), however it has been a tiring return, as we get back into a routine and try to get used to the everchanging restrictions. 👩🏫
Outside of work, I have to admit I haven’t been up to much! Other than several medical appointments to sort out some niggles I have had for a while, including having a small lump of scar tissue removed from my leg. As well as generally trying to take good care of myself with soothing superfood lattes and immune boosting soups. 🥣
💜💜💜 Reading 💜💜💜
My return to work, the resulting tiredness and how quickly this month has flown by has hit my reading hard, really hard, with me only finishing this one book:
- Miracles by C.S. Lewis ⭐⭐
Which makes this my worst month of reading since well… I started this blog like ten years ago! Looking on the positive, it is very easy to choose my pick of the month, which drum roll… goes to my only read of the Christian non-fiction Miracles in which Lewis provides a joyous affirmation that they really do occur in our everyday lives. ✝
However I shouldn’t be too hard myself because I also continued working my way through the weighty tome The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and I am now less than 20 chapters away from finishing; no mean feat when there are 117 chapters altogether! 😅
💜💜💜 Watching 💜💜💜
On the other hand, my tiredness has not affected my viewing much, as I have relaxed of an evening, in bed, watching these new-to-me shows and films:
- Beecham House (2019) ⭐
- Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) ⭐⭐⭐
- The Serpent (2021) ⭐⭐⭐
- The Fighter (2010) ⭐⭐⭐
- Controlling Britney Spears (2021) ⭐⭐
While I was little disappointed with Beecham House – due to its melodramatic cliff-hanger ending and the news the show was cancelled – this was otherwise an excellent selection of viewing. Making it very difficult to choose my pick of the month, but I think it has to go to the Oscar-winning drama The Fighter (2010), starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale as boxing brothers.
On top of that, I also enjoyed comforting re-watches of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Legally Blonde (2001), Beetlejuice (1988) and Batman (1989).
💜💜💜 Blog 💜💜💜
Finally, here on the blog started off well and with good intentions, and then dwindled into almost nothing, sorry! My only review posted over the month was:
However I was also able to share with you my wrap-up post for 10 Books of Summer 2021 and my reveal post for My 2nd Teatime Bookshop Book Box, as well as having fun taking part in two of Top Ten Tuesday’s weekly topics: Books on My Autumn 2021 TBR Pile and Books I’ve Read with Numbers in the Title. Not tonnes but still a good selection of posts to check out, if you haven’t already. 🙂
For now, that’s all folks! I look forward to catching up with you all next Sunday for my regular weekly reflection; and in a month’s time to see how October has treated us all. Wherever 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 or monthly wrap-up post.