Well that’s me back from my wee break away and it was so much fun!
We explored, we relaxed, we went on an adventure, we ate amazing food and had a few wee tipples of local wine… it was perfect.
If you can ever manage it, I would definitely recommend having a break away at this time of year. Yes it can be hectic, manic and you have to be here, there and everywhere but that’s exactly what makes it so special. You can break free from the madness, be with the one you love and just focus on you.
Being down by the sea, breathing in the fresh air and getting some sunshine made me glow inside and out.
But the best part? Even though our break is over, we only have 9 more days until Christmas! It may not have been a very festive holiday but it certainly made me feel so lucky and thankful for all that I have in my life… and that seems very inspirational to me as we head into Christmas and the New Year.
(Come back on Monday for more info on my holiday in ‘Week In Review’)
For now, we can bring in the weekend with some Friday Favourites!
Favourite…Moment – Breathing in the sea air
Stopping, watching, listening to the waves crashing, feeling the sunshine on your face and breathing in the sea air… the perfect moment.
Favourite…Feeling – Being happy, calm and immersed in the present
I love that feeling when everything else in your mind seems to disappear… and all you can feel are the feelings of the present moment. Moments of happiness and calm, like everything just a lines. These feelings are so precious – cherish them when you have them.
Favourite…Purchase – Coffee from Albert and Nikola every morning
Apart from the purchase of the holiday itself, my next favourite purchase was treating ourselves to coffee every morning from a local coffee shop Albert and Nikola. Their blends are just wonderful – and I drink it black so I can taste every note. Ideal way to start the day!
Favourite…Food/Drink – The Wave Acai Bowl from Kona Joes
Kona Jones is an amazing little food truck serving up brekkie on the Dunsborough beach foreshore. Their special? Their acai bowls. I had never had one before now, I actually held off having one until I could try one from Kona Joes… and it did not disappoint! This one was blended with cacao and banana and topped with fresh crunchy granola, coco whip, blueberries, honey and coco nibs. Perfection!
Weekly Update – 5 Top Tips Roundup and Episode 8 of the CTRG Podcast
Episode 8 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast is now ready to download! This week we are discussing the life of an expat, the good, the bad and the different. One for those who are thinking about moving abroad or are just interested on what it might be like! Find it on iTunes, Stitcher or the podcast tab!
Favourite…Workout – Walking, hiking, moving
Yes I trained twice this week… but my favourite ‘workout’ if you want to word it that way would be all the exploring I did when down south. We walked and hiked through various terrain – sand, grass, rocks, dirt tracks, sea… and I loved every minute of it.
Weekend Plans – Saturday – Farmers market, mobility class, a trip to Aldi (woop!) and a chilled out afternoon with Christmas movies and firing up the grill! Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, beach walk with coffee, record the podcast, quick tidy up and maybe another sneaky Christmas movie!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Have you ever been on a break away in December?
Do you like acai bowls?
What do you order from a coffee shop?
Linking up with Heather @LifeInLeggings