Friday Favourites + Episode 15 of the CTRG Podcast!

Hi all,

Have you ever read a book that’s had a major impact on the way you think?

I have just finished reading ‘The Four Tendencies’ by Don Miguel Ruiz and the only comment that I think does it justice is ‘oh wow’. It’s one of those books that each reader would view differently – relating to many of the aspects in their own unique way. Maybe it just caught me at the right time, I definitely believe that you need to be open minded when it comes to reading this or maybe it just provided that much needed ‘ah ha!’ to give me the courage to pursue life the way I had always wanted.Friday - chase the red grape

Overall I think we certainly underestimate the power words still have on us all. The written word or listening to a voice can change our world – one book, one article, one spoken sentence, one phrase at a time. Just let yourself be open to being inspired – you never know what ‘ah ha’ moment you might gain.

But enough psychology from me – time to chillax for the weekend with some Friday Favourites!

Favourite…Moment – Listening to the Merry-Go -Roundmerrygoround - chase the red grape

Don’t you just love it when a sound triggers a memory? I was waiting for David on Monday down by Elizabeth Quay and the Merry –Go– Round started playing. It played all the old British music hall tunes and it brought me right back to one of my favourite places in the whole world – Brighton Pier. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…

Favourite… Feeling – Valentines Gelatogelato - chase the red grape

David and I always exchange cards on Valentines Day but often have a little treat too. This year we met after work for some gelato and it was perfect. Warm with a breeze, sun was setting over the water, and we tucked into 2 scoops of some of the best gelato I have had outside of Florence. PS I went for pistachio (my favourite) and ‘Daft Chunk’ – a caramelised white chocolate gelato with chunks of dark chocolate and nougat.

Favourite… Purchase – Jason Byrne tickets

It’s great when your favourite comedian goes on tour. But it’s even better when they travel to your new home on the other side of the world! What a weekend in April this will be, Jason Byrne on Saturday, Greenday on Sunday! If you haven’t seen any of Jason’s stand up, check him out on YouTube – hilarious!

Favourite… Food/ Drink – BlackBox Brewerscoffee - chase the red grape

I always have an open ear to any new/ hidden coffee joints opening up that are serving some amazingly good coffee. BlackBox Brewers did not disappoint. I went with an iced long black and the flavour in that roast was outstanding.

Weekly Updates – 5TTT and Episode 15 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcastlove - chase the red grape

This weeks 5 top tips was a Valentines special all about sharing the love! I talked about some of my favourite bloggers, recipe creators, books, podcasts and coffee shops that give so much into the world. Check it out if you missed it.podcast - chase the red grape

In this weeks podcast we talked about this years CrossFit Open – everything from why we take part through to mindset and controlling the ego monster when the hype goes nuts! Available to download on iTunes and Stitcher but you can also listen online via the site.

Favourite…Workout – Modify and scale

This week, like last, has all been about modifying and scaling the workouts to allow my intercostal muscle to heal. It’s getting there and sometimes it’s hard when you want to do what everyone else is doing… but then I remember that a few weeks holding back now will result in a healthy, strong fit body for later. Fingers crossed in time for the Open!

Weekend Plans – Saturday – Going to spend the day in Fremantle – wonder around the market, going out for lunch, maybe a cheeky glass of wine or two. Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, coffee at the beach, podcasting and then chillin’!

Have a fab weekend guys!

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11 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Episode 15 of the CTRG Podcast!

  1. Juli@1000lovelythings says:

    I am glad you had such a good week and a gelato date on Valentine’s day is never wrong 🙂
    I love when a book resonates with everyone on a different level. Because it’s a good sign it’s worth reading over and over as it will most probably resonate with you on a different level every time you read it as well.
    P.S. Love the picture of you! So pretty <3
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    • Jen says:

      Thanks lovely!
      Oh I cannot wait to read this books again. Most of the time I am content with borrowing books from the library but this is one I will definitely have to buy! Is it weird that Harry Potter always resonates with me on a different level each time I read it too???

  2. Cora says:

    The play I did in November was “Calvalcade” by Noel Coward and was a 1900s British War story. It included a scene at the Palace Theatre in London and a scene at the seaside resort of Brighton, so we sang allllllll the infamous british tunes (including Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside…). Not to mention all the classic war tunes. Its funny, singing these reminded me of my mom and grandma (being British themselves) so they brought me back to my own childhood.
    Excellent gelato choice. Dang.
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    • Jen says:

      Oh how wonderful! I love all those old tunes and often find myself singing them in the kitchen! I’m glad someone got the reference to ‘Oh I do love to be beside the seaside’… I wasn’t too sure if anyone outside the UK would!
      PS – the gelato was on point 😀

    • Jen says:

      Haha well I hope the gelato was worth waiting for. It was pretty hot out so that snap was taken very quickly before it all melted down the side!
      I am looking forward to Greenday so much…. have to wait until April though… 🙁

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