Hello everyone and a blessed Sunday to you all! 🙏 I hope this post finds you all well. A cold, busy week has flown by and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading, and watching over that time.
I returned to work on Tuesday for a full inset day of Schools First Aid training, that was delivered by the brilliant St John’s Ambulance, and which means I am a qualified first aider again. The pupils returned on Wednesday and well after that is was a bit of a blur of lessons, staff absences, cold weather, planning and generally, getting back into the swing of things! ⏰
Of an evening, I mainly just got myself home, fed and into bed early for snuggles with my cat (she’s been missing me in the day); except Tuesday evening where I popped to a planning meeting for a local charity after work. Over the weekend, I popped out to get my fringe cut and do a bit of shopping on Saturday, and this morning, I went to church and then round to my grandad’s for lunch.
Over the Christmas period, when I had the chance I enjoyed escaping into The Game by Laurie R. King (2004), the seventh Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes mystery, which whisked me away to the warmth and colour of India on the trail of Rudyard Kipling’s famous spy Kimball O’Hara. Another nostalgic mystery adventure. 🔎
Then I started reading The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank (2013) on my Kindle, but after six chapters it was clear this supernatural romance wasn’t for me, so unfortunately, I had to DNF. I replaced it with the dual-narrative historical-fiction, The Lost Diary of Venice by Margaux Deroux (2020), which has been transporting me back to the late Renaissance Venice, through the eyes of the artist, Giovanni Lomazzo. 🖼
I have also been dipping in and out of my Holy Bible and my beautiful new book, Celtic Daily Prayer: Book One by the Northumbria Community (2015), which I am hoping to get into a routine with to improve my scripture reading and prayer life. ✝
As for my viewing, except for some of the videos of my favourite YouTubers, I have pretty much watched nothing new! 😱 However I have started re-watching series one of the British supernatural drama, A Discovery of Witches (2018-2022), in preparation for watching the third and final series which has just been released on Sky/NOW TV. 🧙♀️
Last but least, here are the post and reviews I have shared with you over the last week:
My ideal is 3 to 4 posts a week, so as you can see, I nailed it this week! Please check any of these out, if you haven’t already! 😊
For now, that’s all folks! 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! 👋
What have you been doing, reading and watching? Please let me know in the comments below, or leave a link to your own Sunday post. I love to chat with you all!