Yay I’m back! I feel like I have been away from you all for so long and oh boy do I miss writing – a very good sign I guess!
My parents head back to Scotland early tomorrow morning so while they pack up their bits and bobs I thought I would take the opportunity to get the laptop on and crack on with my post!
Almost half way through the month, seems fitting to finally do my ‘Currently’ post for January! Haha! Love these posts though, especially when I can look back on each month and see what I have been up to. I also love reading them written by others – link below in the comments if you have done one this month and I will check it out.
Linking up with Amanda over @RunningwithSpoons for ‘Thinking Out Loud’ this Thursday!
Current… book – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
After watching the BBC TV special New Year episode of ‘Sherlock’ at the cinema (free to air in the UK… $25 a ticket in Australia… but on the big screen it was pretty amazing!) I have been itching to read the originals. I have already read ‘Hound of the Baskerville’ years ago and loved it so picked up this beautiful version of the short story adventures from the library. Cant put it down!
Current… music – podcasts
Back on the podcast train! And as soon as my parents leave I will be catching up on all my favourites that have been building on my phone, including a new episode of the NomNomPaleo podcast which I am really looking forward to.
Current…obsession – catching up with blogs
So many to read, so little time. I must admit I have had to pick and choose my way through my bloglovin feed and mostly read rather than comment on posts – so chances are I know what’s going on, you just might not have heard from me. And if you got a comment you are special (haha!).
Current… guilty pleasure – Rules of Engagement
Repeats are on at the moment, I swear I have seen every episode, just in the wrong order. But I love it – I’m basically the female version of ‘Jeff’ (no seriously, it’s scary and makes David laugh so much!) and I think I’m ok with that, he’s a pretty switched on guy 😉
Current… craving – all the veggies!
My parents like veg, but like their meat more. Therefore so many of our meals over the past few weeks have been heavily meat dominated. I now am craving all the veggies like nobodies business! I think next week will be just one big major veg fest and I am so looking forward to it!
Current… food – spinach and chicken crepes from Zoo Food
Can this be a craving too? Cause I want another one so badly! Zoo Food is currently a pop up in the CBD of Perth and makes the most amazing gluten free delicious food. This crepe was choc full of chicken, roasted peppers and mozzarella and toasted so the cheese just gooed out. So David, em, when can we meet for lunch to check out the rest of the delights?!?
Current… drink – coffee
I have drank more variations of coffee on this break than ever before! Almond milk iced lattes, cappuccinos, long blacks, espressos, cold brew, cold drip… you name it! 3 weeks of trekking a city and you need the caffeine for sure! But oh how I enjoyed savouring the most amazing coffees ever – Australia knows coffee, trust me!
Current… procrastination – huh?!?
Procrastination is not even a word on my radar right now… whenever I am not moving around from place to place sightseeing, I’m at CrossFit, catching up with blogs or fitting in some blog prep… I need a vacation from my vacation!
Current… blessing – 3 weeks with my parents
I am so lucky that both my parents were able to fly over from the other side of the world to spend Christmas with us. It was a fantastic time filled with so many wonderful memories.
Current… excitement – Yelp Botanical Party
Tomorrow night David and I have been invited to the Perth Yelp Botanical Party – basically a great summer shin dig full of delightful local suppliers willing to share their drinks and eats with the Yelp crew. Really looking forward to ending the week this way, hopefully meeting some more people and trying some tasty delights! (will be snap chatting and instagramming through it so follow me on chaseredgrape for snapchat and chasetheredgrape on instagram!)
Current… bane of my existence – heat
For the next wee while it will probably be the same – the heat. Perth is hot, even hotter than the east coast, and at night it doesn’t cool down. Sleeping is an issue!
Current… TV show – Downtown Abbey
My parents gave us the DVD of the current series for Christmas. We are going to binge on it like mad over the weekend!
Current… mood – tired but content
With being tour guide, b&b lady and chef (combined with still training at CrossFit 4 times per week) for almost 4 weeks now I am, as we would say in Glasgow, gubbed. Next week will be chilling, writing, meditating and getting back into a routine – much needed! But I am also super content at the fact that my parents had a wonderful time and that we made the most of every day they were here with us.
Now time to go and make the most of the last few hours with mum and dad 🙂
Do you manage to keep up with your blog reading or are you quite selective?
How often do you see your parents?
How do you like your coffee the best?