I feel like one lucky lady right now. Not only are we mere weeks away from Christmas but in a couple of days David and I are heading back down south for another few days in paradise!
Sun, sea, beach walks, wineries, good food and coffee… what more could you want!?
Ok so it couldn’t be more further from the ‘run up to Christmas’ that I am used to but let’s bring on the different! As I mentioned on Tuesday, different doesn’t have to mean bad.
Next time you are faced with something that is out of your routine, tradition or just not what you are used to ask yourself – ‘does different have to mean bad?’ I guarantee you will surprise yourself if you go into it with a different mind set.
But back to today’s joys – time for some Friday Favourites!
Favourite… Moment – Christmas Party
On Saturday we had David’s works Christmas Party. It was great fun to get dressed up, have a few cocktails (Tennessee Apple Coolers) and have a good dance with this lovely man!
Favourite… Feeling – Putting up the tree
On Tuesday we put up our Christmas tree whilst watching Muppet Christmas Carol (tradition). It gave me all the feels, it always does! Especially due to the fact that each of our decorations has a story about it, half of them from our travels around the world. So many good memories. (The picture deliberately cut short so you can see some of the decorations!)
Favourite… Purchase – Sending gifts and cards
Today I sent my last gift/ card abroad. It feels good to get them all sent and fingers crossed they will arrive in time! I just love sending gifts… even if I wish I could be there in person to see their face when they open them #thebestpartofChristmas
Favourite… Food/Drink – Matso’s Lime Cider with Wild Ginger
We picked up this local Western Australian cider at the festival we went to a few weeks back. Served chilled, it is perfection – so refreshing! Especially with the temps being so high this week!
Weekly Update – Episode 7 of the Chase the Red Grape podcast and a new 5 top tips on a Tuesday
This weeks episode of the podcast is all about why we CrossFit. One for both lovers and non lovers of CrossFit for sure. Also putting a call out for questions for a Q&A podcast to be released before Christmas. As us anything – health, fitness, food, Christmas, expat life… anything! The questions can be for us both, or either David or I. Just comment below with your questions!
This weeks 5 top tips on a Tuesday looked at what to do when you are away from your friends and family at Christmas. It can be a tough time but there is a lot we can do to make it still a very special time of year.
Favourite… Workout – Double Unders
I liked a lot of our training this week and saw a lot of progress. But one of my favourite achievements of the week was getting 40 double unders (where the rope passes round twice in one jump) unbroken! A massive PB for me and I look forward to the next milestone… 50!
Weekend Plans – Saturday – Farmers market then off to our CrossFit box’s Christmas celebration… at a winery! Sunday – Recovery… then packing and prepping for our holidays, recording a podcast and off to a local producers market.
Have a wonderful weekend folks! Got a great ‘5 top tips’ scheduled for you on Tuesday and then will be back to share my favourites next Friday!
So what do you want to know? Ask David or I anything for the next recording of our podcast.
Have you been to a Christmas party yet?
Tell me one of your favourites from this week!