Friday Favourites + Ep 23 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

Hi all,

As I mentioned on Tuesday I hope you guys didn’t miss me too much last week!

I took a much needed break from writing and decided to rest. In fact I am going to be taking it easy for the next wee while until I am feeling better. Don’t worry, there is nothing major wrong! Unfortunately that very nasty virus I had a few weeks back is just going to take a good while to pass. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

As a result our Easter was very quiet but still very enjoyable. We both got the rest we needed and just enjoyed each others company! It was ideal.

But cracking on with Friday now and this weeks ‘Friday Favourites’!Friday - chase the red grape

Favourite… Moment – Going to the cinema twice

Over the Easter weekend we went to the cinema twice and it was so good just to rest and be still. On Good Friday we saw the Lego Batman Movie and it was really good fun with lots of chuckles. On Easter Monday we went to see Beauty and the Beast. I was really dubious about it as a) I love the original and b) I’m not a big Emma Watson fan and couldn’t really see her as Belle. But I loved it! I still don’t think Emma was a great choice for Belle but the other characters were just so wonderful they simply stole the show! A delight to watch.

Favourite… Feeling – Lucky boys and girlseaster egg - chase the red grape

My parents sent David and I some money to pick up a chocolate egg for Easter. So we headed to the fancy chocolatier in town and picked up this beauty. Dark chocolate with salted cashew nut brittle. It’s just perfection!

Favourite… Purchase – New candle lanternslanterns - chase the red grape

On Saturday we headed to Fremantle where they were having a festival. The streets were closed and the stores poured out on to the street. As a result we found a little store that was previously hidden to us selling beautiful homewares. We picked up these two lanterns, such a pretty pattern, black on the outside and bright yellow inside. I don’t usual buy many things like this but we saw them and had to have them!

Favourite… Food/Drink – Our Easter Sunday platterplatter - chase the red grape

Oh it was a joy to put this together and even more of a joy to eat! Irish blue cheese, aged Gouda and Campanier from France were our 3 cheeses. We devoured the Serrano ham and paired them all with apples, cucumbers, chips, crackers, olives and drizzles of local honey. Bliss!

Updates – 5TTT + Episode 23 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcastctrg PODCAST

This weeks 5 top tips looked at exactly why you should be listening to our podcast! The reasons may not be what you would think so if you haven’t read this post check it out – I know you will enjoy listening!podcast - chase the red grape

Episode 23 of the podcast is ready to download/ listen to online (or if you are a subscriber then it’s ready waiting for you!). This week we chatted about the whole concept of ‘being fit’. Who is fit? Why are they fit? But more importantly, are you fit… for purpose?

Favourite… Moment of training – Being there and being present

This week, for the first time in a few weeks, I was just so thankful to be at training, surrounded by people who make me smile and just moving. I didn’t do anything fast or heavy, I just moved. And it felt great!

Weekend Plans – Saturday – My first sports massage, podcasting all afternoon and then meal prep time! Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, out for coffee, more podcasting and chill!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

What did you do at Easter?

Did you get a chocolate Easter egg or bunny?

What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

12 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Ep 23 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

  1. Cora says:

    My thoughts on Beauty and the Beast were the exact same. Still don’t think Emma fit the role, but she did fine – and the choreography, filming, costumes and other actors were beautiful! Also, very good choice of chocolate egg. Wow.
    Enjoy that massage this weekend!! You are more than deserving.
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    • Jen says:

      I’m glad someone else out there agrees with my thoughts on Emma and Beauty and the Beast. She certainly wasn’t the star of the show! This film was always going to do well at the box office, I think it would have been wonderful if they had gone for an unknown in the role!
      Oh and it’s funny, I usually hate massages and get so tense… but this one, maybe because it was a sports one and deeper, felt pretty good actually!

    • Jen says:

      I thought of you when making this platter – we have this amazing Italian deli that import cured meats and cheeses from all over the world… and don’t even get me started on their wine and spirit collection!
      I’m not usually a big massage fan but you are right, when it’s a sports massage it really does help!

  2. Miss Polkadot says:

    Such a bummer that virus has decided to be of the nasty sticky kind. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed you’ll feel better again soon! It’s good you decided to take a step back from things and rest. Speaking from experience of multiple holidays there’s nothing wrong with laid-back Easter days.
    We didn’t have any Easter eggs or candy but your chocolate eggs makes me a wee bit jealous.
    Enjoy your weekend, Jen!
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    • Jen says:

      Thank you for your finger crossing! I really do hope I feel better soon, and to be honest, I do feel a little better every day but it’s slow progress. Which is frustrating when you just want to get back into the swing of life!
      I would trade a bit of my easter egg for a bit of that torte you made for easter! It looked so good!

    • Jen says:

      I was 100% happy with the choice of Easter egg. No regrets… now just to savour the last few pieces!

    • Jen says:

      I promise I will make you a massive food platter if you ever come to visit. Complete with glasses of Aperol Spritz (which we finally had for the first time this year a couple of weekends ago!). Then again, being in Europe, you have access to some of the most amazing meats and cheeses on the planet – maybe I should come and visit you for a platter!

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