Friday Favourites + Episode 27 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

Hi all,

Wow is it Friday already? I never usually say that, the weeks for me normally go at a pretty good rate but it always feels like time for Friday, except today. I feel like I am still on Wednesday over here!

Maybe it’s because we have guests coming… maybe it’s because in just over 2 weeks we are heading back to the UK for a holiday – which equates to plans, packing, lists and many other organisational headaches! Ack who am I kidding, I love that stuff!Friday - chase the red grape

But whatever it is, Friday is here and it’s ready to be rocked! What a better way to start than with some Friday Favourites!

Favourite… Moment – Drinking cappuccinos outside on a warm sunny autumn daycoffee - chase the red grape

On Saturday David and I headed to Guildford (one of the oldest areas in Perth) to have a relaxing walk about town. We sat outside in the courtyard of a beautiful little café called Little Guildford and sipped away on delicious cappuccinos. It was so relaxing.

Favourite…Feeling – Fresh and clean

We have friends coming to visit us from the UK on Tuesday and I couldn’t be more excited! I spent yesterday getting their room all ready and the apartment nice and clean. Always feels so good to have a good clean, especially when guests are coming from the other side of the world!

Favourite…Purchase – New platesplate - chase the red grape

Again, it is so unlike me to buy things we don’t ‘need’. But when I spotted these plates I just fell in love (I’m a sucker for blue and white). They are just perfect for how I like to eat my meals, kind of like a plate/bowl combo. And so pretty too!

Favourite…Food/Drink – Soupalfreds - chase the red grape

When we were in Guildford we headed to Alfred’s Kitchen for lunch – a Perth institution! We tried their famous split pea and ham soup and it was divine. Cooked over a woodfired stove the flavour was like nothing else. I can tell this will be a favourite over the winter!

Updates – 5TTT + Episode 27 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcasthustle - chase the red grape

This weeks 5 top tips was one I just felt I needed to write. Why I will never tell you to the red grape podcast

In episode 27 of the podcast we look at what to do when you try try try at something and it just ain’t happening. It happens to us all – but what should we do in this situation? Persevere or give in? Download now on iTunes and Stitcher or via the website.

Favourite moment of training – Feeling the energy

I had a few WOD’s this week where I just felt like I was on fire, and really enjoyed powering through the workout. Although I am not near 100% better yet I do feel like some of the old me is coming back… and it feels so good.

Weekend Plans – Saturday – Food prep, out for lunch, a bit more cleaning and chill. Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, podcasting and binge watching Kimmy Schmidt!

Have a fab weekend guys!

What would you order right now from a coffee shop?

Are you a soup kinda person?

Does cleaning make you feel good? (I hate the actual cleaning part but love the feeling afterwards!)

8 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Episode 27 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

  1. Cora says:

    I’ve had a couple amazingly wonderful outdoor coffee dates this week. The weather just makes everything 200x better… its amazing. Though, I still stick to my hot beverages. Right now if I were at a coffeeshop I would order a thick creamy cortado.
    And I’m definitely a soup person but with the weather warming up – finally – I’m finally not craving it.
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    • Jen says:

      I think there is something just so lovely about sitting outside on a crisp day with a big hot coffee!
      Now it’s time for me to dig out all those soup recipes I have been saving from the past few months… oooh and chili and stews etc etc!

    • Jen says:

      I am in love with those plates – and get happy every time I use them!
      I am really looking forward to showing off Perth to our friends. The only guests we have had so far were my parents and that was well over a year ago – and we didn’t even know Perth that well then. So this will be fab!

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says:

    You’re going to have a lot of UK love these next few weeks, with the guests and the trip. That’s awesome! Plus a good excuse to clean. I’m like you – I hate doing it but I love the outcome. Especially clean sheets!

    I love those plates; I am a blue and white girl too. Have you ever been to the Greek isles? I was in heaven taking pictures of all the buildings.
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    • Jen says:

      I haven’t been to Greece actually… one of those places I wish I had visited when I lived in the UK and was only a short flight away!
      I do love a place called Delft in Holland though… their signature is their blue and white china – so pretty!

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