How has your week been?
If I had to use 3 words to describe this week it would be cold, damp and dark. Yup Perth is definitely making the most out of those ‘Spring showers’!
Yesterday was crazy though. I did a little Instagram story rant about how dark and cold it was at 11am… honestly you would have thought it was bedtime. Thunder rolling outside and I was snuggled up with a blanket permanently attached to me all day. It’s hard to be your cheery self when you are dealing with this kind of atmosphere.
Isn’t it amazing how the weather and the change of season can affect us on such a personal level? It really intrigues me and I’m fascinated on how my whole personality can change based on this one output. Going to chat about it on the podcast next week… should be a good topic to delve into!
But for now let’s check out this weeks Friday Favourites!
Favourite… Moment – Public holiday
Monday was a public holiday here in Perth and it was great to spend an extra day with David chilling out. We went for a short stroll to one of our local coffee shops, sat, chatted, read the papers and came home to an afternoon of napping and puzzles. It was super relaxing and just what we needed!
Favourite… Feeling – Puzzle time
So we started this 1000 piece puzzle on Sunday and finished it yesterday! We were totally into it and this whole week when David came home from work we cracked back into it. There was lots going on which made it a really do-able puzzle and I learnt all about The Wild West along the way 😉
Favourite… Purchase – Alter Eco Salted Almond Dark Chocolate
I don’t usually tend to go for almonds in chocolate. 1 – because hazelnuts and chocolate will always be my true love and 2 – because you never seem to taste the nut. But in this bar the almond shines, I think because of the ‘salted’ aspect. It’s a very welcomed punch of salt which makes the bar shine. Would definitely recommend.
Favourite… Food/ Drink – Greek food at Zeus!
I have wanted to try Zeus Street Greek ever since I found out they did GF pita… and oh boy was it incredible. This pita had lamb souvla, baba ghanoush, caramelised onions and crunchy red cabbage and my taste buds were alive. We also split some halloumi too which they cooked very well. (I am a bit of a halloumi snob… I have been eating it since I was a toddler as my parents lived in Cyprus years ago and I know how it is meant to be cooked and taste!)
Updates – 5TTT + Episode 44 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast
This weeks 5 top tips looked at 5 areas of your life where less often best. Stop the more more more, go go go mentality see how less in life can be so much more rewarding.
Episode 44 of the podcast was a mixed bag, catching you all up with the details of our move, how we feel in our new apartment and community, the bloody long walk and taking responsibility for ourselves during training. Download now on iTunes and Stitcher or listen right here on the website.
Favourite… Moment of training – Doing something different.
Can I tell you what it wasn’t? Doing Karen (150 wall balls). I have never enjoyed it but then again I don’t know who would. But today we did a lot of overhead work which was great because my legs hurt from Karen and we haven’t done a lot of overhead work recently so it was good to awaken my shoulders a bit!
Weekend Plans – Saturday – It’s that time of year again, off strawberry picking! Sunday – Pancakes, newspapers, coffee walk, podcasting and chill!
Have a fab weekend everyone!
Are you affected dramatically by the weather outside?
What do you like to do on a public holiday?
Do you go fruit/ berry picking during the season?