πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | My Belated September 2021 Wrap-Up πŸ‚

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.

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Life πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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. πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

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.Β πŸ₯£

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Reading πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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! πŸ˜…

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Watching πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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:

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 dramaΒ The Fighter (2010), starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale as boxing brothers. πŸ₯Š

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).

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Blog πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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 forΒ 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. πŸ™‚


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!πŸ‘‹

(I have linked this post into the weekly meme,Β 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.

25 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | My Belated September 2021 Wrap-Up πŸ‚

  1. It’s good to see that I am not the only one who blinked and missed September! Getting back to a regular work schedule is exhausting, so go easy on yourself. And give yourself a pat on the back because you’ve nearly finished The Count of Monte Cristo!

  2. I can only imagine how tiresome it will be to get back into a rhythm with school. I hope it will happen soon! πŸ˜‰
    In the meantime.. Take care of yourself! Have a great week and happy reading.

  3. It sounds like you have been busy with school. I hope you are able to get in some rest when you can. You are so close to being done with The Count of Monte Cristo! I might tackle the book next year. You have inspired me. I hope you have a great week, Jessica!

  4. September did fly by! October is too, frankly, so far ha ha! I like the sound of the CS Lewis one, and looks like you got some good viewing in as well!

    Hope you have a wonderful new week πŸ™‚

  5. It did seem like you’d gone AWOL for a time! You had a lot of things going on, though, so it’s understandable. Hope this month is going well for you!

  6. I also haven’t done a September wrap-up yet and will try to get to it this week! So you are not alone here. Some months are worse than others with just about most things in life. Reading, work, blogging – life in general. But then the seasons change again.

    Have a good week ahead!

    Elza Reads

  7. I can imagine that changing restrictions would be completely exhausting- just keeping up with them not to mention enforcing them. Any immune-system boosters is a great idea and I love that you do that with different soups. Tasty and helpful – a great combination. Have a wonderful week ❀️

  8. I hope the soups and lattes help you feel a bit better, although it is always good to take care of yourself in general. I also spent part of September catching up on doctor/dentist/eye appointments after delaying them for COVID. Sometimes my reading also drops when I’m too busy or exhausted, but usually it does pick up again. I hope you have a lovely week ahead πŸ™‚
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

    1. Hey Juli! πŸ‘‹ Thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face. 😊 I am glad you were able to catch up on all your appointments that had to be postponed due to Covid. I am also hoping once I am feeling less tired and more in a routine my reading will pick up.

  9. My kids loved Wallace and Grommet when they were younger. Wonder if they’ll watch Curse of the were-rabbit with me for Halloween again. Hope you have a great week and the reading picks back up for you.

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