The Sunday Post #72 - 30th August 2020



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Hello, hope you are all safe and well.

I always wish I had something exciting to report but nope, nothing!

I have had a quiet week, spent a few hours in the company of my lovely friend on Monday and have spent the rest of the week alternating between housework and reading.  I also rewatched for the 30th time, the best Pride and Prejudice,  that’s right the 1995 Colin Firth version. Ah Mr Darcy!

I also started watching an Italian series called Curon which so far seems creepy as hell, I’m alternating that with Grand Designs, I’m not sure if my international viewers get it but I do enjoy seeing people and their crazy house come to life.

In COVID news a local factory, well its thirty odd miles away, has became the latest epicentre of spikes.  My daughters will have to wear masks from Monday at school when they move from class to class and when social distancing is not an option, they should have enforced this from the beginning.

Have a lovely week everyone and stay safe!

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  1. There is nothing wrong with a quiet week! And yay for spending time with friends. :) I'm a little jealous you have To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, so I'll be looking for your review!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. I’ve got my review tentative marked for the end of October of Sea of Stars, I’m looking forward to it - I didn’t think I’d get it to be honest!

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  2. We enjoy Grand Designs! I've been watching some of the revisited ones. It's the kind of show that we enjoy watching a lot right now because it is overwhelmingly positive!

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    1. It is fascinating some of the houses they build, some are just plain crazy but some are just wow!! You are right, with Grand Designs there is usually a happy ending!

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  3. This week was a tense week for us with two hurricanes out in the gulf. It felt like it was a month long.

    I'm curious about To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, and I just read The Memory Police last week. Did you see the author of Memory Police at the Edinburgh Festival last week? Her interview might still be available.

    I'm not sure what's going on here with schools. We saw school buses on Monday picking up kids, but I thought we were starting the year entirely virtually. Then school was dismissed on Wednesday and Thursday for the hurricanes. Back to school Friday. How crazy is that?

    I hope you have a good week. Stay safe.

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    1. I’ll check it out to see if it still up, I really enjoyed The Memory Police, it was refreshing to read a non gory dystopia.

      I think the schools really are having a hard time of it, they are getting it in the neck left right and centre, my daughters are away to school with masks on today as they now have to wear them inbetween classes. The latest outcry is the universities are about to go back so people are panicking in case students cause a rise in cases as they seem to be the age group who don’t bother social distancing.

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  4. Yes, that is my favorite Pride and Prejudice as well. Its been a long time, I need to watch it again!

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    1. I hadn’t watched it for a couple of years but its was lovely to see it again, it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling!

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  5. The Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice is my favorite! I watch it every year at least once. :D

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  6. I have never seen or read P&P, but I have heard good things about the Firth version. This virus is insidious. Every time we think the curve is flattening, we get spikes. I am not a fan.

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    1. We are the same, it goes down, everyone rejoices and people decide things are back to normal then it goes back up again.

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  7. Some great new books you got! I look forward to your reviews. Hope your daughters stay safe and well.

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  8. Ug, sorry about the virus spike. Schools here are back in session, and I’m worried about them becoming super-spreaders. People around here don’t take the virus very seriously.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. We have people here who are exactly the same like the lady I saw in TK Maxx without a mask coughing her guts up over her toddler.

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  9. I picked up Finch for my wife recently, but I'll probably read it too. :D Enjoy the new books!

    My STS/weekly roundup post.

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  10. I'm a bit ashamed to say I have never watched Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth. I really should, because I've heard so many great things about it.

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    1. You definitely should give it a try but make sure you watch the 1995 version first!

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  11. Quiet weeks can be relaxing - it's good not to be stressed all the time. I hope your daughters are doing well. COVID and open schools is a scaring thought.

    Happy reading!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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  12. Hi Heather!! My hero!!!! Thanks to you, I now have this AWESOME blogspot. Please pay us a visit...

    I started my message with that, because I am very scared that you will unfriend me when you hear that I haven't seen the Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice. Yet. Of course I've read the book. Just never got around to watching the movie yet. I did see Pride and Prejudice and Zombies though. Oh you are sooo going to unfriend me!!

    Hope you will have a wonderful week. Here's our lovely new post! The Sunday Post #9

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    1. It looks fab, you’ve done an amazing job!

      Now to P and P!! Don’t worry as long as you promise to try it one day! I’ve not watched the zombie version, I really must!!

      Have a lovely week!

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  13. Ooh Curon is a trip! I wasn't sure about it at first but I ended up liking it- not as good as Black Spot for me, but definitely creepy and worth watching, I thought!

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    1. It’s definitely not Black Spot but it’s promising, I’m sticking with it for now, though I sometimes want to give the twins a kick up the backside!

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  14. Sorry to hear about the spike in Covid cases at that nearby factory, Heather. But nice that you have had a quiet week of good reading and viewing - That is my favourite version of Pride & Prejudice too! 😉 Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 🙂

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    1. It was lovely and peaceful as has this week too so far!! I love how there is so much love for the 1995 version!

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  15. I love the cover of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars.

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  16. Your new books look so interesting. I don't think too many of us have interesting weeks since COVID. I'm a creature of habit so it's probably easier for me than some just plodding along week after week.

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    1. I just always feel like I need to be doing something but then not doing something is ok too!

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  17. Nothing wrong with a quiet week. We're still sticking to ourselves but getting some projects done around the house.
    Kids here go back to school early September. Masks are mandatory, no lockers, staircases marked so we'll see what happens.

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    1. That’s what I’m trying to do, I’ve decided to majorly declutter which is quite a task!

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  18. I think quiet weeks are great! I am surprised your daughters school didn't require masks all along. My students and I have to wear them ALL the time except when eating lunch.

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    1. I know, they should have been made to wear them from the start but somebody somewhere decided otherwise!

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  19. I love Grand Design, I think I’ve watched every episode, and the specials. I dream of building my own house one day :)

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  20. I keep seeing Curon on Netflix, it's supernatural right?

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  21. Pretty uneventful week here on the Oregon coast. It's been a little bit warmer (mid-60s), but still not feeling at all like summer. Our COVID cases are holding steady, but we're required to wear masks everywhere, so hopefully we'll start seeing a decline once the tourist season comes to an end next week. Stay well!

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    1. Its the tourists that are doing it and it is wonderful to have them back but so many of them don’t pay attention to the rules. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. I think some quiet would be nice. I'm glad to hear they are enforcing the masks now. I wish people understood how it is one of the few easy, effective options. Enjoy your new reads!

    Anne - Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post

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  23. We have a mansion/museum back home that started doing yearly displays of movie and TV costumes throughout the home. They started with Downton Abbey costumes and it was such a hit, they made it a yearly display. One year, the theme was movies based on books that are found in the mansion library. They had THE white shirt from Pride and Prejudice! I thought I was going to faint from the excitement of being in the same room with it! I'm more of a Captain Wentworth fan than a Mr. Darcy fan but I still enjoy P&P and that really is the best version.

    I was surprised your daughters didn't have to wear masks from the beginning of school. Do they dread wearing them now? Schools back home are all remote right now. My aunt is a teacher's assistant and her poor 6-year-old students have to be on 3 or 4 Zoom meetings a day! I can't imagine being a parent a juggling those schedules. I don't know what you do if you only have one (or zero!) devices and overlapping schedules. Oh well. This will have to pass one day, right.

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Oh that would be amazing to see it!! I bet it was crowded with people, I mean I know its only a shirt but it’s THE shirt!!! That is so cool you saw it!! Colin Firth is definitely the best Mr Darcy!

      I know, the whole mask thing is crazy, they have been at school for two/three weeks without them, why they didn’t wear them from the start I don’t know. I know when my pair where on distance learning they had the same, my eldest hated it as she had a math meeting every day.

      Thanks for stopping by Jen!

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  24. I've found the flip-flopping over kids wearing masks in school to be so frustrating! They should have had that sorted before they all went back. :(
    Schools don't go back here until Wednesday and because my son is in primary they've not to wear masks... Pretty much because they have a set arrival time for school, they go straight to the classroom and they do everything in there all day including eat lunch! The school have went nuts on measures ensuring that the only contacts the kids have is with those inside their own classrooms like giant bubbles. Fingers crossed it actually works!

    I love the 1995 P&P. To be fair, I love pretty much every P&P adaptation but the 1995 BBC one is my favourite. I re-watched it during lockdown and found it incredibly soothing, lol.

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    1. I totally agree the 95 P&P was great and so relaxing to watch, no violence or things blowing up, just gentle!

      That sounds quite an effort for the school, good on them, I hope it works and I hope your son is ok with the new system, I’d imagine it’ll be quite daunting for the kids too. My pair have to wear their masks going to and from classrooms but in the classroom unless the teacher tells them otherwise the mask is off.

      Have a lovely week.

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  25. I agree, masks should have been enforced for the kids starting the school year, not waiting until now to do it. The Scottish Government seem so determined to be seen doing different stuff from England yet a week or two later they end up doing it anyway. Pointless and silly delay!

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    1. I know but some scientist or doctor somewhere must have decided there was no point yet more and more cases are popping up - just look at Glasgow now.

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