πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 24th October 2021 πŸ˜₯

Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all. I hope this post finds you all well. An emotional rollercoaster of a week has passed 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

This week started off well with the slower, fun rundown to the coming school’s half-term break. I had started to add in even more healthy foods, including whipping up my own green smoothie and fruity yoghurt pots AND I also went to my first live event since the Covid outbreak, which was to see the awesome Christian band Rend Collective play at a small, local arena. 🎢

But then we were dealt a sucker punch on Thursday: when it was announced our class is to be closed and the pupils split between the other two classes. As you can imagine I am deeply upset and worst of all ‘my boys’ are devastated. For what was left of the week we made it as fun as we could for them: making memories, taking lots of photos and having a party. 😌

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Reading πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Whilst my reading was still on a high, I sped through the short and fun, palate cleanser Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryham by M.C. Beaton, the tenth book in Beaton’s long-running, cosy-crime series, that follows our favourite retired-PR executive, come bumbling amateur detective, Agatha as she moves to a small village in Norfolk to avoid her ex-fiancΓ©, but of course just finds more murder and mayhem, plus fairies! πŸ”Ž

Then I swiftly moved on to another cosy, crime caper in The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman, which is a brand new outing for Osman’s intrepid group of octogenarian sleuths, that we first met in his debut novel The Thursday Murder Club. I have been super excited to start this, however with my upsetting mid-week news and subsequent low mood, I haven’t made as much progress as I would have liked. πŸ‘΅

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Viewing πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Throughout the week, I worked my way through Netflix’s true crime docuseries Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime (2021), about the murder that shook Brazil. After finishing this, I was seeking escape, so I started series one of the classic, science-fiction show Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-69) – Something I have watched before but only in bits and pieces. πŸ‘½

Over the weekend, I also indulged in comforting re-watches of Fairytale: A True Story (1997), which I have wanted to watch again after reading The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor , and Twilight (2008). πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

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 result for The Classics Club’s 28th Spin Event and the unboxing of my 3rd Teatime Bookshop vintage book box. 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 then my granddad’s for lunch. 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!

21 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 24th October 2021 πŸ˜₯

  1. I’m so sorry to read you class is being closed. That’s just horrible. Why are they doing that?
    Sounds like you are doing well with the healthy stuff.
    Have a great week Jessica and happy reading.

    1. Thank you, Maureen 😌 It is very complicated but the long and short of it is that there are too many students lower down in the school, not enough staff and not enough rooms. Unfortunately we’re the ones who have been chosen to shut and merge to free up a room and two members of staff.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your class closing. I know it will be hard on the boys, and hope this doesn’t mean your job is on jeopardy. Hope Agatha Raisin has provided some comfort… and I must read The Thursday Murder Club soon. Had hope to get to it for RIP, but that isn’t going to happen. Take care, Jessics.

    1. Thank you so much, JoAnn 😌 It was very hard on the boys, but all I can do is pray they will be able to adjust to their new classes. As for me, no my job isn’t in jeopardy, instead I have also been moved to a new class. Thankfully, reading Agatha Raisin and The Man Who Died Twice definitely helped to cheer me up and escape it all. I really hope you will be able to read The Thursday Murder Club soon! πŸ™‚

  3. What do you usually put in your green smoothie?! I’m always on the lookout to improve my smoothies!

    I recently got back in the swing of things when it comes to my blog so feel free to check out my Sunday Post at exclusorystyle.com/2021/10/24/week-in-review-7/ whenever you get the time (:

    1. Well El I can’t claim to be an expert as this was my first time making a green smoothie, but I put half a frozen banana, a little tinned fruit, a handful of spinach, a scoop of collagen powder, a teaspoon of honey and 200ml of water – It was yummy, although could have been a bit thicker I think.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face and I will be sure to check out your post/blog. 😊

      1. That sounds soooo good! Usually to make it thicker, I add in greek yogurt! Not sure if you like greek yogurt but it makes the smoothie super thick (:

  4. Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your class! That must be devastating.

    The Raisin series has always looked fun to me. πŸ™‚

    I hope you enjoy Star Trek TOS! I’ve kinda stalled on my watch a thon (I’m about 20 episode in, give or take) but I need to get back to it.

    Hope you are well this week!

    1. Thank you, Greg – It was pretty devastating news for the boys, my colleagues and I, but all I can do is pray that we’re all able to settle into our new situations. πŸ™ I hope you are able to get back into your watch-a-thon of the original Star Trek, as it is just the bit of escapist fun we need in these gloomy days! πŸ™‚

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about your class closing. What happens next for you? I love the Agatha Raisin series and have to go back to reading them.

    Hope you have a better week!

    1. Thank you, Yvonne – Now our class has been closed the pupils and I are to be split up between the other classes in our year group. I hope you are able to get back to reading the Agatha Raisin series soon, as just the escapist fun we need in these gloomy times! πŸ™‚

  6. That’s such a shame about your class. I hope everyone is able to adjust to the new situation, including you!

    I’ve heard Rend Collective songs on the radio. I love small venues and bet it was a good concert. Enjoy watching the old Star Trek episodes. Such fun! (I ❀️ Spock)

    1. Thank you, Kelly – I also pray the lads, our teacher and I are able to adjust to our new situations. πŸ™ The Rend Collective concert was amazing and I certainly am enjoying the old Star Trek episodes: good escapist fun! πŸ™‚

  7. I am sorry you had to close a class…and more sad times ahead for the kids. I like the look of The Thursday Murder Club.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Thank you, Laurel-Rain – It is very sad news. I do hope you are able to check out The Thursday Murder Club, it was great fun and just the thing to cheer us up in these gloomy times! πŸ™‚

  8. oh no Jessica – what does the closing of your class mean in terms of your job – will you be relocated to another role? That’s such shocking news.
    I’ve also been very off and on with blogging and blog hopping just recently so I’m hoping to get back on track over the next couple of months.
    I hope all goes well for you and fingers crossed that your position is safe.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you, Lynn – My job is safe, but myself and the lads are being split up between the other classes in our year group. I hope you are able to get back on track with your blogging and blog hopping soon. πŸ™‚

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