If you could pick, where would you rather go? The beach, mountains, desert, forest or the city?
I feel like I am so lucky to live where I do – Perth is incredible. I am literally a 30 minute drive from them all (well, I live in the city) and the landscape is just breath taking. The only one we are missing is the mountains – Western Australia doesn’t have any, but they do over East. But I have lived most of my life in Scotland, surrounded by mountains, so I think I am good with that!
Sometimes one of the above just sings to us, we feel at peace when we are there. Like we belong. For me, I love a mixture. I need the warmth of the city day to day, that buzz it just omits, even if I don’t go outside. I have found a new love at the beach, somewhere I thought I wasn’t fussed about but now adore – turns out I just needed WA’s golden sands. And I just love the forest, being surrounded by trees and the fresh air they exude. I loved it back home and I love it here. Then again I never came across any snakes or spiders… I may change my mind when I eventually spot one!
So it will come as no surprise that my ‘Friday Favourites’ this week features the forest, when we went walking on the trails of Serpentine Falls on Sunday. So different to the forests of Scotland, but still so beautiful.
So lets get to it – my favourites from the week!
Favourite… Moment – Forest
As mentioned above, we went trail walking in the forest on Sunday and it was awesome. Great views, lots of chat with David and some of the freshest air – perfect!
Favourite… Feeling – ANZAC Day
So it was ANZAC day here in Australia on Monday – a day where we celebrate and commemorate all who have served this country. We live right next to Kings Park where the dawn commemoration service was taking place and awoke to the sound of bagpipes playing. We then went out on to our balcony and listened to the service as it echoed throughout the city as the sun came up. It gave me goosebumps.
Favourite… Purchase – Lavazza Coffee
This is my favourite coffee, strong, bold and so flavourful. So you can imagine how happy I was to find this 1kg bag on sale at half price! Winning!
Favourite… Food/Drink – Citrus
‘Guess whose back…. back again…’ Yup the biggest plus about Winter coming is citrus coming into season again! We cannot resist these beautiful mandarins from the farmers market right now – so juicy!
Favourite… Recipe – Greek Chicken Gyros
Favourite… Workout – Wood
So we did the Australian hero WOD ‘Wood’ on ANZAC day and it was a doozy but such an honour to do.
5 rounds for time
400m run (we did 500m)
10 burpee box jumps
10 sumo deadlift high pulls
1 minute rest.
The heavens opened whilst we did the WOD… but I guess the service personnel we are doing this WOD in honour of can’t chose the weather so neither can we. Great community atmosphere.
Weekend Plans – Saturday – farmers market, weekly shop and then off to see The Jungle Book. Sunday – the usual awesome pancakes, papers and beach walk before chilling out!
Linking up with Heather @LifeinLeggings
So which do you prefer, the mountains, forest, desert, beach or city?
What fruit are you looking forward to coming into season?
What was the last film you saw at the cinema?