Hello friends and a blessed Sunday to you all! 🙏 I hope this post finds you all well. A sunny and super busy fortnight has passed by for me; and now it is time to share what I’ve been doing, reading, and watching over that time.
I must first apologise for having been away and so quiet for two weeks! The first of these weeks I had a quiet week, going to work by day but having to rest my poor, pollen-aggravated sinuses by evening. However I did enjoy a nice relaxing Bank Holiday Monday off work and then Friday I set off with a friend for a wonderful weekend away in the heart of Kent – Just the boost to my soul that I needed. 😌
Then, with my new found energy, I had a good week at work this past week, even with staff absence and having to cover different roles. While outside of school, I also worked at the charity youth group on Tuesday evening; I went to my dance class on Wednesday evening; and enjoyed drinks in the sunshine, for a friend’s birthday, yesterday. 🌞
I must also sends big thanks out to all those for their continued prayers and good wishes for my grandfather and my friend’s prem-baby. Update: my grandad’s procedure is complete and he is now back home, and my friend’s prem-baby no longer needs an incubator and has been moved to our local hospital. ❤
Again considering first my poorly sinuses and then my sheer busyness, I continued still managed to make steady progress through the weighty Victorian classic tome, Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens (1855). I am now just over three-quarters of a way through this satirical and delightful tale of little Amy Dorrit and her family, which feels almost like a re-read, as I have such fond memories of the BBC’s 2008 TV series. Definitely, pleased I switched from my Kindle to a physical copy I got from the library. 🏛
Alongside this, I have continued to dip in and out of the Celtic Daily Prayer: Book One by the Northumbria Community (2015) and my Holy Bible; in particular the Gospel of Mark, that our speaker on my weekend away chose to focus on. Also I have just started the classic Christian non-fiction, Knowing God by J.I. Packer (1973), which I chose to be our next read for my church’s book club. ✝
Over the long weekend, I sprinted through the fifth and final season of the British historical TV drama series, The Last Kingdom (2015-22), based on Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories series of novels. A brilliant and epic saga of Saxons vs Danes, with a satisfying ending for our hero Uhtred of Bebbanburg, that made me cry, laugh, and cheer in equal measure. A great watch! Highly recommend this hidden gem of a series if you haven’t tried it. ⚔
After that I had precious, little time at home and this I mainly devoted to reading and playing Animal Crossing, so I didn’t watch anymore television; not even a single episode of the classic, American sci-fi television drama, Star Trek. However I did squeeze in some of my favourite YouTubers’ latest videos, including: Cruising Alba, Nerdrotic and Super Enthused. Then, Friday night, I thoroughly enjoyed a re-watch of the American supernatural comedy film, Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). 👻
Finally, last but not least, here are the posts and review I was able to share with you, over the past fortnight:
Monday (2nd) – My April 2022 Book Journal
Thursday (5th) – Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery (1909) ⭐⭐⭐
Please do check these out, if you haven’t already! 😊
(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! 👋
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!