Festive Friday Favourites + Episode 54 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

Hi all,

Well it’s finally here, we are only a few days away from Christmas!

I know you are all incredibly busy right now but I am so pleased you stopped by, today, yesterday, last week, all year! Thank you folks!

As this is my last post of the year I just wanted to say a big Merry Christmas to you all along with the biggest of best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year. 2018 here we come!

David and I will be taking a much needed two week break from everything – work, stress, CrossFit, routine… you name it. And I can’t wait! So expect another post from me in early January!Friday - chase the red grape

So to let you get back to your present wrapping, Christmas movie watching, cookie decorating, festive tipple drinking, I will keep today’s Friday Favourites short but definitely sweet.

Favourite…Moment – Party time!chase the red grape

We had both David’s work Christmas party and our CrossFit Christmas party at the weekend and they were both really good fun. Sometimes you just need to have a glass of bubbles with friends and get dressed up!

Favourite…Feeling – Making cookies!chase the red grape

I always make a sweet treat for David’s co-workers and a few friends each year. This year I made the espresso cookies from Cook and Savor and they were delicious (I swapped out espresso for choc chips). But I don’t stop there. I always dress them up! Here is one all packaged up ready for an individual eat!

Favourite…Purchase – Wrapping presentschase the red grape

In my opinion, the best purchase is always the one for someone else. Here are David’s pressies, all wrapped up and now under the tree. He is the easiest person to buy for, the hardest part is actually picking the select few to buy! Oh and I adore wrapping gifts so this was pure heaven for me.

Favourite…Food/Drink – Saturday brekkie with Davidchase the red grape

We needed a good feed before the CrossFit Christmas party so we headed out for breakfast to Red Chair who do the best omelette! Filled with veggies, ham, Swiss cheese… it was perfect and all could ever ask from breakfast!

Updates – 5TTT + Episode 54 of the Chase the Red Grape PodcastChase the Red Grape

This weeks 5 top tips looked at Christmas conversation starters. These are tried and tested by me, the girl who detests small talk. Honestly they will be pure gold for your holiday party/ the day itself.chase the red grape

Episode 54 of the podcast went all festive and we talked about our favourite holiday tips along with what we are most looking forward to over the next few days. Hint… it’s mostly food! A nice short sweet podcast, ideal for a car journey on your way to your Christmas destination! Download now on iTunes and Stitcher or listen here on the website.

Plans…. Rest. Restore. Eat. Drink. And simply be merry!

A toast to you and all your family!

Are you taking a festive break?

What are you up to over Christmas?

What are you most looking forward to?

8 thoughts on “Festive Friday Favourites + Episode 54 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

  1. Cora says:

    First – you both look SMASHING! Are those the shoes you recently bought? Seriously, that dress is perfect for you.
    Second – your cookies also look perfect, and the individual wrapping is SO special. A gift like that means soooo much. Yay for you giving smiles to all sorts of people.
    Third – okay that omelette. Amazing.
    Fourth – Merry Christmas my dear, dear friend! To both you and David, enjoy your time of rest, peace, rejuvenation, and enjoying all those little things you know you and I both hold so dearly. <3
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    • Jen says:

      I’m finally getting back into the swing of things after my Christmas break and your comments, as always, really make me smile. I love that both of us seem to have had a festive period full of nourishment, in so many different ways. 🙂

  2. Miss Polkadot says:

    Cora said it already but you and David really look great. Happy, relaxed (hopefully true?) and just great. Your dress is something I could never pull off but suits you so well [trust me: that is a compliment; I often say this to friends and family, too, because they rock certain items that just wouldn’t look good on me].
    You’re a sweetheart for giving homemade cookies to David’s colleagues. The individual packaging is a pretty idea, too.
    Lucky you that David’s easy to shop for. Usually, guys seem to be the hardest though I’ll say this year was different in that I got my nephew’s, dad’s and brother’s gifts very early on. I can’t wait to see their faces when they open the presents.
    I hope you’ll have a wonderful Christmas despite being far away from family. You’re definitely luckier weather-wise: there’s some crazy storm going on outside right now and we’ll have a rainy Christmas Eve.
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    • Jen says:

      Happy and relaxed for sure! That was our aim going into the festive season and I can definitely confirm that it was achieved to the max!
      I hope your Christmas was wonderful and sending wonderful wishes for the New Year 🙂

    • Jen says:

      You are more up to date than me! Ha! We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, I hope you and Vegas have adjusted back to the norm after having such a fab time skiing!

    • Jen says:

      Thanks lovely! I’m not going to deny it, I felt super awesome in that dress!
      Taking time off was amazing, needed, embraced and now I feel like I have so much more energy going forward!

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