πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | My January 2022 Wrap-Up β„

Hello everyone, a blessed Sun… Okay I know it is actually now Monday, but I still hope you had a blessed Sunday and that this tad late post finds you all well! πŸ™ A cold, tough month has passed here in the UK for me and now it is time to reflect on what we’ve been doing, reading and watching over that time.

This January has mostly been a busy blur of lessons, high staff absence, daily testing, freezing-cold weather and a lot of improvisation at work! So of an evening, I mainly just got myself home, fed and into bed early with a hot water bottle, a mug of warm oat milk and my cat. β˜•

The one rest-bite from this was my birthday! Where I enjoyed almost a week of being pampered and spending quality time with family and friends: having takeaways, going out for meals and a cinema trip. πŸŽ‚

Then this Thursday, I awoke with a bad cough, sore throat and catarrh, and Saturday my daily LFT test was positive. So I am now in isolation with my second round of Covid, so it has been plenty of rest, water, honey & lemon and hot baths for me; and hence why this post is coming to you a tad late. πŸ€’

No surprise that with all that going on my reading hasn’t been too high, as I often found myself too tired or poorly to read, however here are the three books I have had a go at:

Unfortunately, things didn’t start well with me having to give up on the supernatural romance, The Curse Keepers, as saucy tension just isn’t my ‘cup of tea’. Thankfully, I then equally enjoyed the historical dual-narrative, The Lost Diary and the historical-fantasy, Dodger. However with dear Sir Terry Pratchett being one of my all-time favourite authors, I think the honour of favourite of the month has to go to Dodger. πŸ†

I am also currently reading Pray For Us by Meg Hunter-Kilmer (2021) and Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery (1909) on my Kindle. I have also been dipping into my Holy BibleΒ and my beautiful new book,Β 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.

Overall there was actually more reading going on than I thought, just not that much finishing going on! Can’t be hard on myself, specially as my Holy Bible and Celtic Daily Prayer duo will be a year-long reading project. πŸ—“

As for my viewing, well new viewing has suffered much like my reading due to tiredness and illness. The only new film, that I saw on my birthday trip to the cinema, was:

While the only new TV series I worked my way through was:

  • A Discovery of Witches (Series 3) ⭐⭐

That is a measly 2 new-to-me views for the whole month! However this really was a jampacked month of re-views for me. First, I re-worked my way through series one and two of A Discovery of Witches to prep for the recently released third and final series. Next I enjoyed comforting re-watches of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2 (2010-11) and finally, I indulged in a Jane Austen adaptation-a-thon, re-watching: Clueless (1995), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Northanger Abbey (2007) and Lost in Austen (2008). 😊

Which takes my actually viewing up to 10 views and so – in my book – a very good month of viewing, and with so many beloved films and shows re-watched it is hard to pick the ‘best of the best’. But I think my favourite of the month has to go to Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), for a being a proper, old school superhero film and for Tobey! πŸ†

Finally, in case you missed anything – and there is more than I hoped for, considering how I have been feeling – here are the reviews I have share in January:

πŸ“Ί Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol (2021) ⭐

πŸ“– Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton (2000) ⭐⭐

πŸ“½ Little Women (2019) ⭐⭐⭐

πŸ“– The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1846) ⭐⭐⭐

While here are some other interesting posts I shared:

πŸ”Ÿ Top Ten Tuesday | The New-to-Me Authors I Discover in 2021 πŸ“

πŸ“¦ Unboxing My January Book Box from the Teatime Bookshop β˜•

πŸ”Ÿ Top Ten Tuesday | The Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection πŸ“•

πŸ“š Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2021 Wrap-Up and 2022 Sign-Up 🏰

πŸŽ† Happy New Year & My 2021 Reading Wrap-Up πŸ“š

Please check these out, if you haven’t already. πŸ™‚

The Sunday Post(I have linked this post into the weekly meme, Sunday Post)

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 January 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‘‹

What have you been doing, reading and watching? Please let me in the comments below or leave a link to your own Sunday/January posts. I love to chat with you all!

15 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | My January 2022 Wrap-Up β„

  1. I’ve been sick all week with a bad cold. I tested negative for Covid. I had Covid November 2020. I’ve spent much of the week in bed watching movies. I’ve not felt like reading.
    Praying you will be well soon and have your energy back.

  2. Sorry to hear you’ve got Covid again, Jessica. I hope you start feeling better soon. At least you had a chance to celebrate your birthday first!

  3. I’m so sorry to hear that your month has ended with a positive Covid test! Get plenty of rest and get well! πŸ™πŸΌ

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