Friday Favourites + Episode 38 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

Hi all,

I am really really excited for the CrossFit Games!

It started on Thursday in the US… which was early morning in Australia… and finishes on Sunday… which is early Monday morning. Not exactly ideal for watching live.

Will be doing the best we can though watching replays, recaps and analysis videos… yup I completely geek out over this type of thing. (Check out episode 37 of the podcast for more thoughts!) One thing is for sure though, I will find out who wins before I can watch the final WODs. Damn time zones… why do they always make life complicated!Friday - chase the red grape

But that’s another rant for another day! Ha! Time for Friday Favourites!

Favourite…Moment – My 8th wedding anniversaryanniversary - chase the red grape

David and I met from drinks after work and then headed to our favourite restaurant in Perth, Long Chim. Food was amazing, as always but the company is my favourite part. No matter where I am with this dude I am able to smile, laugh and be completely relaxed.

Favourite… Feeling – Intense!

On Saturday I went to see Dunkirk. I know the story, I know the outcome but boy oh boy did it keep me on the edge of my seat the entire time. The hype for this movie is real folks, go and see it!

Favourite… Purchase – Vasevase - chase the red grape

The store that produces my favourite planner of all time, Kikki K, sent me a $10 off voucher for my birthday! So I bought this cute little hygge inspired vase and I can’t wait to use it in my new apartment. I love simple and very rarely buy homegoods but this just caught my eye!

Favourite… Food/Drink – Whisky and Bacon Flightwhisky bacon - chase the red grape

You guys the whisky and bacon flight that I had on my birthday last Friday was absolute perfection. Four fantastic whiskies paired perfectly with various styles of bacon. I was literally in birthday heaven!

Updates – 5TTT + Episode 38 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcastmarriage - chase the red grape

This weeks 5 top tips looked at 5 things I have learned about marriage. It was fun to take a different look at what, deep down, I have really taken from marriage.chase the red grape podcast

Episode 38 of the podcast was a fun update episode – looking at my birthday week, moving apartments, our favourite things and so much more! Listen on iTunes, Stitcher or here on the website. 

Favourite… Moment of training – Quiet classes

Is it bad that I always prefer when our CrossFit classes are no more than 8-10 of us? Ok we have a cap at 16 but I much prefer a smaller class. More room to move, breath, be able to speak to the coaches and I just feel more relaxed. We had a couple of them this week and it was lovely,

Weekend Plans – Saturday – Getting my nails done (OMG 3 times in a row, who am I!?), picking up a picnic lunch and then off to the hills for a walk. Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, coffee, podcasting and cleaning… boo! But lots of CrossFit… yay!

Have a great weekend folks!

How do you pronounce it – vase like bra’s or vase like rays? (Always always vase like bras’!)

Do you like quiet vibes or a buzz when doing classes?

Where did you go the last time you went for a long walk?

8 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Episode 38 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

  1. Marina @ Happy Healing says:

    Love this post! That vase is adorable – and I actually pronounce it like “rays” haha.

    I like a buzz when I’m in a class – it keeps me motivated and makes things exciting!

    Have a lovely Friday 🙂

  2. Cora says:

    Haha I actually think I go back and forth between the two pronunciations. I havnt even made up my own mind on that one! And I definitely prefer less people in the gym or a class. Too many people = overwhelming.

    Geez Louise wedding anniversary and birthday all in the span of a week! So many things to feel thankful for. I mean… seriously… that board of bacon!?! Look at that thing!!
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    • Jen says:

      I love that you go back and forth on the two pronunciations – maybe it depends on who you are speaking to? I know the ‘rays’ one really grinds the gears of Brits! Haha!
      It’s always a special time of year for me. I love only having days between my birthday and my anniversary. It was so much fun the year I got married and it still is today! #evenbetterwithbacontho

  3. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says:

    I say it like rays. I think that’s a US thing.

    LOVE the bacon and whiskey. I’m all about doing stuff like that. One year at the Atlanta Food & Wine festival, I did a beer and doughnut tasting and then a scotch and cheese tasting. Back to back. I was a little wasted, but it was soooooo good!

    • Jen says:

      Oh my goodness I think I have to add the Atlanta Food and Wine festival to my bucket list. I can only imagine the diversity there!
      We have just bought tickets to another wine festival in October. We went to it last year and it was fab. All local wineries and as many tastings as you wish. It’s both lethal and wonderful at the same time 😉

    • Jen says:

      The movie is amazing – I liked it because it was filmed so differently. Love movies that bring something different to the table.

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