πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 10th April 2022

Hello friends and a blessed Palm Sunday to you all! πŸŒΏπŸ™ I hope this post finds you all well. An atypical April week of bright sunshine, rain showers and crisp mornings has passed by for me; and now it is time to share what I’ve been doing, reading, and watching over that time.

This week my colleague, our form’s tutor, returned to school after being off sick with Covid for two weeks! It was so lovely to have her back and it was just in time for some charming end of term activities, which included: making Easter cards, a treasure hunt, a decorated eggs competition, and a celebration assembly.Β πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Outside of school, I worked one evening at the charity youth group, where we enjoyed live music from the in-house band, and another evening I was able to go to my dance class, which is always a good giggle. Otherwise I have mainly been resting and chilling at home, as I have been very tired and so ready for the school’s Easter holiday. πŸ₯š

I have continued to make slow but steady progress through the weighty Victorian classic tome, Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens (1855), which was my result for The Classics Club’s 29th Spin event. This is a quirky and delightful tale of little Amy Dorrit and her family in the Marshalsea debtors’ prison, which feels almost like a re-read, as I have such fond memories of the BBC’s 2008 TV series, starring Matthew Macfadyen and Claire Foy. πŸ›

Throughout the week, I have also been dipping in and out of the Christian non-fictions, the Celtic Daily Prayer: Book One by the Northumbria Community (2015), a collection of Celtic prayers and readings, and Forgiven by Time Chester (2022), a Lenten guide of the Book of Hebrews which was given out at my church. As well as my Holy Bible. ✝

I again didn’t start watching anything new this week, however I did enjoy watching a couple more episodes of series one of the classic, American sci-fi television drama, Star Trek.Β  In particular I found the wonderfully eccentric ‘Shore Leave’ and ‘The Squire of Gothos’ episodes highly amusing, as we Kirk and crew dealing with a samurai warrior, a knight in shining armour, a tiger and a childish Machiavellian tyrant in his make-believe Earth! πŸ‘½

I also squeezed in watching some of my favourite YouTubers’ latest videos, including: Nerdrotic, Super Enthused, Cruising Alba and Steven Crowder. 🌍

Finally, last but not least, here are the posts I was able to share with you, over the past week:

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday | Books That Have Been On My TBR For TooΒ Long!

Saturday – Announcing the Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2022

Please do check these out, if you haven’t already! 😊

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

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! πŸ‘‹

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!

27 thoughts on “πŸ™ Sunday Reflection | 10th April 2022

  1. We went from a heatwave back into much colder temperatures. Mother Nature is keeping us on our toes! It sounds like there have been a lot of fun activities at school as of late. I hope you are enjoying your reading and your week.

    1. Esther, I will be at church Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and I have plan to go to the theatre, Saturday evening! 🀩 Do you have any plans for the Easter weekend?

  2. Happy Palm Sunday!

    I watched some Trek in the mid-90’s, but I haven’t seen that much of the original series. Those certainly sound like fun and different episodes.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Mark! It is always nice to hear from a new face! 😊

      I also started my love of Star Trek in the mid to late 90’s watching Generations and Voyager with my dad, so it has been great fun to go back to properly watch the original series. πŸ‘½

  3. Happy Palm Sunday! I love colored eggs…

    You’re making me want to get back to Star Trek. I remember Shore Leave!!

  4. Those Easter activities sound like so much fun. Glad your colleague made it back to school in time for them. Hope you have a great week!

  5. Sounds like a great week! I really should read more Dickens. I adore A Christmas Carol but despise Great Expectations so I need a tie breaker I think. I’ve watched all the Star Trek movies but not all the show. I can only take Captain Kirk in small doses! I hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Thank you, Katherine 😊 I think a good tie breaker in your Dickens’ reading could perhaps be Oliver Twist, as it is such a well known story, it is usually a nice, easy read for most people – almost like a re-read. As for Captain Kirk, I have a massive soft spot for him, but I could see how he might have the ‘marmite effect’ on people! πŸ˜…

  6. It sounds like you had such a lovely week! πŸ˜€ I’m glad your coworker is feeling healthy again and back at work. I hope you have a wonderful week leading up to Easter. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  7. Great photo above! Enjoy the weeks ahead, and I hope you love your books. Someday I might read classics again, but for now I am grabbing light reads and thrillers.

    Have a great day!

  8. What a lovely photo at the top! Is that a sunrise or sunset?

    I’m glad to hear you’re making progress on Little Dorrit. You’ll get there!

    I hope this has been a pleasant Palm Sunday 🌿 for you and wish you a blessed Holy Week.

    1. Thank so much you, Kelly 😊 I did have a pleasant, relaxed Palm Sunday and have plenty of services and events to look forward to in Holy Week. And my photo is of the dazzling sunrise over a frosty park on Palm Sunday morning. 🌞

  9. It’s the start of two weeks school holidays here too. I was really pleased my boys had avoided CoVid during the term when there were an average of fifty cases recorded every week among students & teachers, only for my youngest son to test positive last night!
    The latest seasons of Discovery and Picard are on my watch list for this week.

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. Thank you, Shelleyrae, but ever so sorry to hear your youngest son has tested positive for Covid at the start of the holidays! I pray it will be mild for him and you’ll all soon be free to enjoy the holidays together. πŸ™

      While I have not seen Picard, I did try Star Trek: Discovery when it first came out, however I’m afraid it wasn’t for me: I much prefer the Utopian, hopeful vision of the earlier series.

  10. Sounds like you had a busy week. I’ve been watching Star Trek Discovery and enjoying it. I think I have one more season to watch.

    Hope you have a great week!

    1. Thank you, Yvonne. πŸ™‚ I am glad to hear you have been enjoying Star Trek: Discovery – I did try it when it first came out, but it wasn’t for me: I prefer the Utopian, hopefulness vision of the earlier series.

  11. I haven’t taken part in the Classic Spin in way too long. I need to get going with it again! I’m slow on reading as much as I want to at the moment, it will get better again!

    I’ve made a note for the Daphne du Maurier week and will see what I can do! I’ve read Jamaica Inn, Rebecca, My Cousin Rachell and The Birds. But maybe I will read that one again… Thanks for bringing it under our attention.

    Have a good and blessed week!

    Elza Reads

    1. Thank you, Mareli – I am glad I was able to bring the Daphne du Maurier reading week to your attention and I hope you will be able to take part in the next Spin Event for The Classics Club. πŸ™‚

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