Friday Favourites + Episode 48 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

 Hi all,

I love the beach. The smells, the sounds, the general atmosphere…

I am super excited that we are heading there tomorrow for a nice long beach walk in the sun… heaven!

As much as I love the beach (or seaside as we call it back in the UK), is it odd that I am not actually that fussed with going in the water? I love to walk along the sand with my feet in the water, feeling the splash as each wave comes across my ankles. And it’s not that I can’t swim….

Maybe it’s the unknown for me that I don’t like. Sometimes you can’t see your feet, you don’t know what the next wave will be like… and don’t even get me started on sharks.Friday - chase the red grape

Actually come to think of it, my dislike of being in the actual water seems to make a lot of sense! Just being smart! 😉

But for today, let’s check out this weeks Friday Favourites!

Favourite… Moment – Feeling the heat from the sunchase the red grape

Well folks this week really has been the start of the sunshine here. The sweatshirts are being left at home, the shorts are coming out of the wardrobe pair by pair and slowly the duvet is being pushed off the bed every night. This weekend the temps are going to be in the 30’s (Celsius) and it looks like winter is finally behind us!

Favourite… Feeling – Nourishedchase the red grape

On Saturday David and I headed over to Victoria Park in the hunt for some street art. We found a few really cool pieces but the best score of the day was finding the most amazing Vegan café, The Loving Hut. We ate lunch there and it was just the epitome of good food. I love eating tofu on occasion and this combo of GF tofu spring rolls and turmeric veggies just made my tummy smile!

Favourite… Purchase – Wool dusterchase the red grape

Some of you may have seen me document my venture to Bunnings (the DIY store) on Instagram stories. For those who missed it, I was in the hunt for a good duster! I was tempted by the ostrich feather one but instead went for the lambs wool one and it works a treat. Honestly it makes dusting the house easy peasy. Why did it take me so long to get one!

Favourite… Food/Drink – Chocolate soft servechase the red grape

So after that delicious lunch, we saw that the café did Vegan soft serve (made with almond and coconut milk). I adore soft serve and knew we had to try it. Oh. My. Goodness. There are no words to describe how good this was!

Updates – 5TTT + Episode 48 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast5 words that guide your life - chase the red grape

This weeks 5 top tips looked at 5 words that guide your life. 5 words that you feel deep down in your core describe the way you live your life. I share mine and encourage you to start thinking about the red grape podcast

Episode 48 of the podcast got us thinking about our ideal dinner party. Who would we invite and why? And most interestingly, what do we think this dinner party says about us? Download now on iTunes and Stitcher or listen here on the website.

Weekend Plans – Beach walk tomorrow with coffee and lunch out! Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, coffee walk to a local festival, podcasting and chilling out whilst watching the CrossFit Invitational!

Have a fab weekend guys!

Do you like going in the water at the beach?

Have you ever been to a Vegan café?

Who would you invite to your dinner party?

6 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Episode 48 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

  1. Cora says:

    1) I really swear we are the same person sometimes. I LOVE my nature. I love beaches and lakes. Do I like swimming? Nope. Not really. Too cold!!! I’m perfectly happy going and hanging out and relaxing… just don’t expect me to be the fish in the water the entire time…

    2) I think “nourished” is one of my favorite words

    3) Okay SOMEONE tell me the secret behind dusting. I’ve been doing a lot of -attempts – at cleaning my new place (its an old house…) and I swear the cloths I use just push the dust around and make it worse. I can’t seem to find away to dust in a way that is actually efficient. That duster really works, huh?

    4) Soft serve ice cream >>> hard ice cream for me. Same for you?

    5) Can’t wait for that podcast. Will be my afternoon cleaning entertainment 🙂
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    • Jen says:

      Hahaha! Sometimes I feel the same way when I read your writing – ‘hang on, is this me or Cora?’ 🙂
      You should try a natural wool or feather duster. My nanna swore by a feather one and I could not believe how well this lambs wool one picked up all the dust (especially on things like the TV). Definitely better than the microfiber one I had been using before.
      Oh and even though I feel it goes against my foodie insticts… yes I would probably always pick soft serve over ice cream. The only exception to this is gelato from Florence… the real deal!
      Hope you enjoyed the podcast!

    • Jen says:

      I did always enjoy this time of year back in the northern hemisphere. Getting all cosy, the leaves falling, the darkness creeping in and the preparations for the holiday season. Here it goes from being mild to suddenly there being a massive blast of heat! Ave would love all the water splashing opportunities over here in the summer though… there is one in town they even have deckchairs and canopies for the adults to sit under whilst the kids splash away!

  2. Juli@1000lovelythings says:

    I love the beach and I also love going in the water. But I agree that not seeing what’s beneath the surface is a bit weird. So I prefer hopping up and down in the waves or snorkling.
    I must admit that I am a bit concered about sharks in Australia. But then I tell myself that shark attacks get super hyped up and don’t happen as often as we might think. In fact I saw a documentary the other day and they said the number of people killed by vending machines in Florida per year is higher than the number of people getting killed by sharks. And the average number of people getting bitten by other people in NYC per year is higher than the number of people getting bitten by sharks worldwide.
    I am looking forward to summer 🙂 It’s so weird that everyone is getting warm clothes right now and we look for summer clothes on sale and buy 50+ sunscreen 😀
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    • Jen says:

      I’m not going to lie – every year there are several shark attacks over here in Western Australia. I wish it was all hype. BUT as long as you stick to well known beaches, do your research beforehand on shark hotspots and don’t go in the sea dawn/ dusk time you will be perfectly fine. I love that vending machine stat though, ha!
      And isn’t it great being able to get a new holiday wardrobe on sale right now as everyone is getting wrapped up in hats, scarfs, gloves and coats! 😀

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