You guys know me, right? You know I am a positive kinda person. But when it comes to me and plants/ flowers, my positivity ends. I have no faith in myself and the ability to cultivate, or even keep alive, plants. I used to think it was sad. Now I just relate it as fact.
Well blow me down have I been proved wrong. We have a herb box outside on our balcony that for months looked like it had lived in a desert all its life. Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed that the chives are developing. ‘Not possible’ my brain told me…
Now I have chives I could cut to put on my eggs fro breakfast! And the parsley is coming in too! True the basil and rosemary are very much worse for wear but that’s beside the point! Maybe I should start actually watering them… now there’s a thought….
But enough of my green fingers! Time for some Friday Favourites!
Favourite… Moment – Drinks at the zoo
Last Friday we went to the zoo for post work drinks! We weren’t able to walk around the zoo but we were in a special garden for hosting functions complete with massive Koi and a neighbouring kangaroo and quokka. Sadly, due to getting up early the next day for 17.3 we couldn’t stay long but the canapés and sparkling wine were on point! Such a lovely setting. (In the plant pot was pickled veggies topped with goats cheese and pumpkin puree – yum!).
Favourite… Feeling – Waiting for the show to begin!
On Sunday David and I went to see Matilda! I love that feeling of sitting in the theatre waiting for a show to begin, so much excitement and buzz. I have seen dozens of stage shows in my lifetime and it never gets old. Ever since I was 7 and my Mum took me to see Fame – hooked!
Favourite… Food – Honest Pop Popcorn
Organic, non GMO, cooked in coconut oil? Yes I had to try this popcorn! And it was delicious! Coconut maple flavoured too – genius combo!
Favourite… Purchase – Apple Cider Vinegar
I bought some ACV to have when I was sick and I completely forget why it’s not an everyday part of my routine! I am back to drinking it with some hot lemon water in the morning when I first get up and it really does revive and set my body up for the day!
Weekly Updates – 5TTT + Episode 18 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast
This weeks 5 top tips on a Tuesday looked at why you don’t have to be like me. I am a huge advocate for one size DOES NOT fit all and these were some of the reasons why.
The latest episode of the podcast focused on meal planning and why taking away the choice of ‘what to have to eat’ everyday leaves so much room in your brain for other things! Full of laughs and banter as always. Check it out on iTunes and Stitcher or click here to listen online.
Favourite… Workout – 17.3 snatch
My movement patterns for a snatch are on point, even if I do say so myself. Where I struggle is when the weight starts to come on. I was looking forward to 17.3 but had no expectations. Well not only did I PR my snatch I managed to do 3 of them! #OpenMoment
Weekend Plans – Saturday – 17.4, recovery, food prep and a car wash! Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, coffee and a walk along the beach to visit Sculptures by the Sea! Podcasting and chill.
Hope you have a fab weekend folks!
Can you keep plants alive?
Are you on a popcorn kick right now?
What do you use apple cider vinegar for?