πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 17th October 2021 πŸ˜Œ

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. Another chilly autumnal week has flown by 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

First, I must apologise for going AWOL for a couple of weeks! It started with a legitimate reason, as I spent a lovely weekend away in Kent, but then finding myself on the back foot, I just continued to fall behind due to the combination of time flying, tiredness from work and many follow up appointments for the minor surgery I had on my leg. Phew! 😌

Thankfully, things have slowed down a little this last week and I have started to catch up and take some time for me; which has included: the return of my weekly dance class (back for the first time since the first lockdown), calming oat milk lattes, and two new, nutritious lunchtime recipes tried. These were Easy Greek Pasta Salad and my own take on Creamy Salmon Salad. πŸ₯—

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Reading πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Taking more time for myself has also included more reading and me finally finishing the weighty tome The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, and while it took me over three months to complete it, it was well worth it! This was an epic, sweeping tale of love, loyalty, betrayal, patience, hope and revenge!

After that I decided I needed a short, palate cleanser and so reached forΒ Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryham by M.C. Beaton, the tenth book in Beaton’s long-running, cosy-crime series, that follows the misadventures of the retired-PR executive, come bumbling amateur detective, Agatha. πŸ”Ž

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Viewing πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

As for my viewing, it has stayed pretty constant. With our Friday night takeaways, my dad and I enjoyed watching two films. First I chose from Sky Movies’ ‘Recently Added’ collection the bloody historical-drama Edge of the World (2021), which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyer as the British explorer Sir James Brooke. Then my dad chose a comforting re-watch of Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). πŸ“½

While through the week, I quickly worked my way through Sky’s boxset of the comedy-drama White Lotus (2021), in which the life, exploits and misadventures of various guests and employees at a tropical resort are laid bare. 🏝

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Blog πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Finally, here on the blog I have slowly been catching up on comments and your posts, and getting back into a writing and posting routine. Although I didn’t manage to post a review, I did share my September round-up post; had great fun takingΒ part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic: My Favourite Spooky Book Settings; and created my list for The Classics Club’s 28th Spin Event (the result for which should be announced later today).Β So please check those out, if you haven’t already. 😊


For now, that’s all folks! Today, I am look forward to going to church and my grandad coming over to ours for lunch – I am making Shepherd’s Pie. 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!

17 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 17th October 2021 πŸ˜Œ

  1. Yes,I can totally relate to life issues taking over!
    And I’m with your dad, I love comforting rewatches of favourite films. HP always works for me.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  2. Congrats on finishing the Count of Monte Cristo. That’s no small achievement ❀️. And I love that you take a dance class. That’s so great and good exercise too! Have a great week!

  3. Kent sounds nice and yay for finishing that chunkster of a read! I have that sitting on my shelf but it’s rather lengthy! It’s starting to feel somewhat autumnal here now too just this weekend- previously it was rather unseasonably warm but we cooled off this weekend…

    Hope you have a nice week!

    1. Thank you, Greg and I hope you will be able to read your copy of The Count of Monte Cristo sometime soon – I must admit I think reading it on my Kindle helped, because I couldn’t see how huge it was! 😁

  4. Glad to see you back. First, congratulations on finishing The Count of Monte Cristo! I agree with your take… SO long, but SO worth it. Agatha Raisin sounds like a perfect follow-up.

    The pasta salad looks delicious and I could really go for Shepherd’s Pie – enjoy!

  5. It’s good to know that things are calming down and settling back in for you. Hope your shepherd’s pie turned out well. It sounds like a comforting meal for a cool, fall day.

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