A few current pleasures


Dear friends,

We’ve now entered the phase of reckless impatience here in the USA. People no longer wish to be confined to their homes and have decided to protest. I am told these protestors are in the minority. I would hope so. I imagine even one small group of protestors can make life even more difficult for our tired, underpaid, under-protected and overworked healthcare workers.

In the spirit of staying upbeat and positive, I thought I’d share with you a few of my current pleasures while complying with my stay-at-home order.

The TV adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia.

Belgravia is a well-made historical drama with an incredible cast. Period dramas are seeing me through this pandemic! A new episode is released every Sunday. I watch it with a pot of tea and a sweet treat. It really gives me something to look forward to all week long. In fact, I’m in a good mood just thinking about this week’s upcoming episode.

My current audiobook.

I’m listening to To Tempt a Viking by Michelle Willingham. The narrator, Deirdre O’Connell, is fantastic. She has this Irish lilt that is oh so lovely and soothing in my ear. This book is the second in the Forbidden Vikings series. I enjoyed the first book, To Sin with a Viking, so very much that the sequel was an automatic yes for me.


Life shall remain somewhat upbeat as long as there is chocolate. I’m sure someone else, much wiser and more important than me, said the same thing.


I finally signed up for an Audible account. I don’t know why I was so late to join the audiobook game because audiobooks are the best thing ever. I can listen to books while I clean, cook or do the laundry.  Or I can listen while I do nothing except lounge around!

How are you holding up?

xoxo, Jane

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3 thoughts on “A few current pleasures”

  1. Jane I hear the audible too during cleaning and cooking. Started meditation. Reading ofcourse is my first love. Spending time with my dogs . Schools have these online classes for children, so busy helping my children too. But I’m amazed at the children’s adaptability, patience and perseverance. They don’t complain at all. Ofcourse they miss their school and friends but they are so busy with their hobbies, study, play and fight amongst themselves.

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    1. I am also in awe of how everyone is adapting and carrying on under these trying, awful circumstances. Children can adapt much easier, but it sure isn’t fair that they have to go through this.

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      1. Follies of their elders has made the children to go through this. It’s wrong and we as a human race is collectively to be blamed. Yes, they shouldn’t have to go through this

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