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!
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 pack
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 – Juice
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 Podcast
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!
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?