I cant stop listening to podcasts. Seriously. Walking, working, cooking, cleaning, even in the bath I’m listening to something…
Why? I think it’s because I love to learn. And I am learning several new things every day. I also love discussion and debate and often a lot of my podcasts contradict themselves, which I find super interesting. It allows me to develop my own opinion because of it.
One of the side benefits of listening to podcasts though is that sense of community. There are podcasts I have listened to for over 3 years, naturally, I feel like I know them! And I definitely think this is something I want to have folk see as a plus of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast. Yes I want you to learn and take away something from an episode, but I also want you to feel involved, feel a part of the discussion and get to know us a little better.
Speaking of getting to know us a little better… I bring to you January’s edition of ‘Currently’ – linking up with Amanda @RunningWithSpoons
Current… Book – Does Santa Exist? Eric Kaplan
I have just finished this book and OMG. Ever read a book where it just has a massive impact on how you look at life? This is it for me.
The question ‘Does Santa Exist?’ is more of an example which he uses throughout to define and describe the philosophy and concept of beliefs, how and why we believe in what we do.
It’s not an easy read and it’s one that’s going to constantly make you think, but it’s also going to make you laugh and annoy your partner for hours afterwards discussing the purpose of life! Ha!
Current… Obsession – Girls Gone WOD
Podcast obsessed. My favourite right now is Girls Gone WOD. Joy and Claire are amazing hosts and keep me laughing and entertained the whole way. Lots of CrossFit, nutrition and general health talk which I love!
Current… Craving – Muffins
I borrowed some magazines from the library over the holidays and found a pretty straightforward banana muffin recipe in one so gave it a go. Guys these muffins are pure genius! Easy to make, bake, GF and technically paleo too (although I only just realised that) and light as a feather. Keep them in the fridge and they last forever too. Wish I knew where the recipe was from and I would share with you (so I could seek permission!)
Current… Food – Acai Bowl
Now I am not going to be one of those Health Coaches that tell you about the magical health benefits of acai. But what I will tell you is acai bowls are yummy and I am addicted – especially in this heat. I had this one on Saturday for lunch and it was so fresh and just what I needed.
Current… Drink – Iced Coffee
Iced coffee, cold brew, cold drip… cold and coffee, that’s all I need!
Current… Procrastination – New Diary!
Yes I finally bought a new diary! I didn’t find any last month that were perfect and I kept waiting for the more expensive ones to go on sale… but they weren’t. So I stopped struggling without one, bit the bullet and bought one. Which has equated to one happy Jen!
Current… Blessing – Podcast
I love how the podcast allows me to be me. So does writing but when you write, you edit. With the podcast I say exactly how I feel, it’s such a release and I know both David and I feel so pumped after recording an episode. By the way episode 11 was just released on Wednesday… find it on iTunes and Stitcher!
Current… Excitement – Booking flights
Right now we are a couple of weeks away from booking flights back to the UK for a visit in June! It will be our first visit back since moving to Australia in August 2015 and I am so excited to see everyone and just spend some time back in the comfort of home.
Current… TV Show – Sherlock/ Seinfeld
Just finished watching the latest series of Sherlock. Good but… (for those who have watched you know what follows the but…)
And now we are on to Seinfeld… for the first time! Yup I was too young when this first came out and reruns were never shown in the UK so I didn’t get the opportunity to watch it. Two seasons in and loving it so far!
Current…Mood – Overwhelmed!
Yeah I am a little bit overwhelmed right now. I have many things I want to do but trying to figure out where to start is tricky, plus it’s pretty hot here right now which can leave you sleepy and I’m trying to get into a 2017 routine but it’s just not clicking…. but it will soon enough. And I am happy overall so no real worries! 🙂
Have you ever read a book which changed your outlook on life?
What do you like to eat/ drink when the weather gets hot?
Are you a diary person?