Friday Favourites + Episode 39 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

Hi all,

I’m coming to the end of the book I’m reading right now…. and it’s making me sad.

Not that the book is making me sad, no, the fact that I am coming to the end of it. It doesn’t happen very often, I normally love the sense of satisfaction I get from completing a book, but sometimes I just want to eeek out every last drop.

But tonight I know will be the night it is all over. I have 2 books waiting to be read but I just don’t know if they are really what I want to dive into next.

So my key question today is – anyone got any good book recommendations? Apart from maybe horror (I hate being spooked) I literally read and enjoy pretty much everything, fact and fiction, so would love to know if you have any must reads. It doesn’t have to be recent either, I love a good old classic too!Friday - chase the red grape

But for now, here are my Friday Favourites!

Favourite… Moment – Roo time!kangaroo - chase the red grape

We went for a crazy walk on Saturday (listen to the podcast below for more details) but on our (mis)travels we came across at least a dozen kangaroos! This one with its joey in its pouch was so cute!

Favourite… Feeling – Fresh airchase the red grape

Walking in the Perth hills, surrounded by trees, just priceless. It makes me miss the mountains and forest walks at home! The surroundings may be different but the air is just as pure.

Favourite… Purchase – Cheese!cheese - chase the red grape

David and I headed to our favourite deli on Saturday to pull together an epic picnic. Some musts for me are serrano ham (freshly sliced), olives and of course cheese! They have an excellent selection here and it was easy to pick an English blue, baked ricotta and my favourite the Campagnier!

Favourite… Food/Drink – Cruel Mistress Pinot Noirwine - chase the red grape

Gosh I love a Pinot Noir and this local one from Western Australia was simply divine. You could never want for good wine around here that’s for sure!

Updates – 5TTT + Episode 39 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcastabroad - chase the red grape

This weeks 5 top tips centred around 2 years of living abroad – lessons, tips and advice.chase the red grape podcast

Episode 39 of the podcast looked at mastering the basics. In the crazy world of social media, have we all forgotten that in order to achieve we have to master the basics first? From sport to your career, where has the patience for hard work gone and why do we forget to acknowledge that in others? Listen now on iTunes, Stitcher or here on the website

Favourite… Moment of training – you know what?

…it’s been a tough end to the week. I really didn’t enjoy my training today and it really affected me emotionally. It’s so draining when that happens. But that’s training sometimes. Will be back at it Monday morning and fingers crossed, after a nice relaxing weekend, I wont feel quite so beaten up, physically and mentally.

Weekend Plans – Saturday – Brekkie, off for coffee and to buy the weekend newspaper. Then out for lunch, an afternoon of cooking, wine drinking, puzzle making and chilling out! Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, coffee and podcasting!

Have a fab weekend folks!

So tell me, what should I read?

What is your go to wine region/ country?

What native wild animal do you see most often?

4 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Episode 39 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

    • Jen says:

      The deli we go to is heaven Meg, oh the platter the two of us would create would be out of this world!
      Actually I have never read anything by Binchy, yet I have seen her books everywhere. Will check out both the authors, thanks lovely!

    • Jen says:

      I honestly wouldn’t know where to take you first Laura if you came to visit – there is so much that you would adore! This town (and country) is never short of good eats and drinks!
      Thanks for the book recc!

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