Friday Favourites + Ep 24 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

Hi all,

So the leaves are starting to turn here now. Luckily in Perth the bright blue sky and shining sun never seems to escape us though. This equates to beautiful days and rows upon rows of auburn trees shedding their leaves. I am having so much fun crunching all the leaves as I walk through the mounds that have fallen to the ground. Granted Perth is a weird one as I am doing all of this while still wearing my Birkenstock sandals and a t-shirt. Where else in the world do you experience autumn like this! I love it.

I particularly like it because it’s never too hot to do anything anymore. Summer is great but when you find yourself indoors all the time to escape the sun and heat, you find yourself constantly yearning for the outdoors. So we plan to make the most of our autumn (and into winter too, it doesn’t really change much more) and are making a list of all the fun things we want to do outdoors. Walks, hikes, bike rides, basically everything other folks do during their summer! Ha!Friday - chase the red grape

So before I start day dreaming about long walks near the ocean lets hit up this weeks Friday Favourites!

Favourite… Moment – Picking up our flight packflights - chase the red grape

Yes in less than 6 weeks we will be heading back to the UK for our first holiday there since moving to Australia. I can’t wait to see my friends and family and soak in some good Scottish air. It’s going to be quite a whirlwind holiday! But flights booked, tickets received, insurance purchased so all set!

Favourite… Feeling – Excitement

I have been waiting for this weekend for months! Saturday we are going to see one of our favourite comedians Jason Byrne. He is Irish and we have seen him back in the UK – I am talking side splittingly funny. My abs hurt so much after the last time we saw him. And on Sunday we are off to see GreenDay! I have been a HUGE fan for so long but have never seen them live yet. In fact David and I first got talking all those years ago because our friend mentioned to us that we both love GreenDay.

Favourite… Purchase – Sports Massage

Last Saturday I went for a sports massage as a way to try and relieve some muscle tension that I was having as part of my post viral syndrome. That plus 4 years of CrossFit has left me very tense! I had to force myself to go as every massage I have had up until this point I have hated. But this was incredible. It wasn’t relaxing, but it wasn’t unpleasant either. It was more relieving, if that makes sense. I know I need to make this a priority from now on in my life. Sore and tight muscles be gone!

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

This immune booster fresh juice from JuJuBerry was outstanding. Freshly pressed and chock to the max with beets, apple, ginger and lemon… refreshing doesn’t even come close to how good this was. Ever eat or drink anything and feel your tummy just glow?

Updates – 5TTT + Ep 24 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcasthygge - chase the red grape

This weeks 5 top tips looked at the Danish ‘tradition’ of Hygge. I was fascinated to learn more and I know we could all benefit from a little more Hygge in our lives!chase the red grape podcast

Oh you guys if you haven’t listened to this weeks podcast already you must! I haven’t laughed so much in a long time and we go more off topic and get more ranty than ever before. Being a Brit living abroad – check it out on iTunes, Stitcher or on the website now!

Favourite moment of training – ANZAC Day

On Tuesday we had a public holiday to commemorate ANZAC Day (similar to Remembrance Day in the UK/ Veterans Day in the US). So as CrossFitters we commemorated in the only way we know how, to do a Hero WOD created after the loss of particular Aussie soldier (Brett Wood). We raised money, ate bacon, sweated together and celebrated life and living.

Weekend Plans – Saturday – Farmers market, weekly shop, food prep, dinner out (hello burgers and sweet potato fries!) and Jason Byrne. Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, out for coffee, podcasting and GreenDay!

Have a fab weekend folks!

What are you looking forward to doing the most in the next few months?

What type of juice do you tend to gravitate towards?

What was the last concert you went to see?

10 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Ep 24 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

  1. Susie @ Suzlyfe says:

    Care to pick me up en route to the UK? I would love to spend some time in Europe! Though I know you obviously have more cause to be excited 😀 But stilllllllll… take me with you???

  2. Cora says:

    Wooooo what an AWESOME weekend you have lined up!! Jason Byrne and Greenday? Wow. Your fun-o-meter is going to be exploding. Can’t wait to hear about it.

    I look forward to fall, but definitely for different reasons. Aha. This makes so much sense though. I lovvvve the heat but it definitely keeps you from being able to do things when it is just too much.
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    • Jen says:

      Ohhh what a weekend it was Cora! Especially Greenday – my heart is still racing and I can’t stop smiling!
      I think there is always something so special about autumn. It’s not really the same here but I used to love it in the UK. Everything looks so beautiful as the leaves start to turn. I hope spring is springing with you though!

    • Jen says:

      I’m glad I inspired you to go and get one! I hope it’s fantastic!
      Oh and pass my regards on to Vegas, hope she feels better soon 🙂

  3. Miss Polkadot says:

    Oooh, I can only imagine how excited you must be about the prospect of seeing your family and home country again so soon! How long are you going to stay?
    Green Day! Wow, I’d almost forgotten about them (which might be because I don’t listen to the radio that often anymore). I hope the concert was everything you’d hoped for. I think the one I last attended – ages ago – was Mando Diao? They’re awesome.
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    • Jen says:

      I cannot wait to see my family – I don’t get homesick but I do miss them lots! We are going back for 3 weeks and I am so excited! Actually I am also looking forward to simply spending 3 weeks with David.
      Greenday were everything I could have hoped for and more. True musicians through and through 🙂

  4. Juli@1000lovelythings says:

    Hope you had a fab weekend. Let me just say how wonderful your last podcast was. I laughed all the time with you. By the way this yes/no thing is something Germans do, too. Usually in a sarcastic way yet not exclusively. It’s so interesting how different the same language can be in different areas.
    I don’t know if you try to speak clearly in the podcast but neither in the podcast nor on snapchat/ insta have I ever had a problem to understand what you were saying.
    And I feel like I have said that before but Germany is basically reduced to a two week beer festival in one German city. Also when you find German beer somewhere abroad it’s always a cheap and nasty one you’d never buy at home ;-P
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    • Jen says:

      Oh I am so glad you enjoyed that episode! I remember listening back and laughing so much… it’s amazing sometimes why we do the things we do and act the way we act!
      And thank you for letting me know that you always understand what I am saying – I actually can’t believe how often I am misheard over here. But at the same time it does let me know that my Scottish accent is still going strong and I’m not turning into an Aussie! 😉

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