Friday Favourites + Episode 21 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast!

Hi all,

You ready for Easter yet? Gosh these holidays can’t come soon enough in our house!

How long does everyone get off work in your neck of the woods? We have Good Friday and Easter Monday as holidays and I will happily take that long weekend.

My main point with this is that Easter is so late this year and because of this, it may be the first time folk have had off work/ time with their family since Christmas. That’s a long time! So before you go planning this big extravaganza with your time, think about what you really need from this break. Maybe it’s some time in nature. Maybe it’s some much needed family time. Maybe it’s time to rest our mind and bodies from the week in, week out stresses. Work out what you need and try and make it your priority. Your body will thank you for it.Friday - chase the red grape

And now it’s time for Friday Favourites!

Favourite… Moment – Cold Coffee Perthcoldcoffeeperth - chase the red grape

Yes David and I have finally set up our side project that we have been talking about for a while! We love our iced coffees – cold brew, cold drip, iced long blacks, you name it we love it! And we have spent a wee while hunting around trying to find Perth’s finest. It seemed a shame to keep that info to ourselves so we have set up an instagram page! Simply search cold coffee Perth or cold_coffee_Perth to find and follow us!

Favourite… Feeling- Hanging out with DavidDavid and Jen - chase the red grape

Saturday marked our first ‘non CrossFit Open’ Saturday in weeks so we celebrated by going out to the Swan Valley for lunch, winery and chocolate fun. We even spent 2 hours in the coffee roaster cafe just talking away… it was bliss.

Favourite… Purchase – Lancaster Rosélancaster - chase the red grape

I love, nay, adore this rosé. It’s sweet and not normally the type of wine I like but on a warm day it’s just perfection. Buying it directly from the vineyard also helps it taste extra nice!

Favourite… Food/Drink – Lunch at the Swan Valley Cafélunch - chase the red grape

I love veggie restaurants where the food is so good and so flavourful that you don’t even realise that meat doesn’t appear on the menu! I had the marinated mushrooms stuffed with walnut pate and David had the mezze platter. Both were outstanding… 2 words… local figs…

Updates – 5TTT + Episode 21 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcastchoice - Chase the red grape

This weeks 5 top tips looked at choices and how the secret to a healthy happy life is no secret at all – it’s utilising your the red grape podcast

So the CrossFit Open is over, what’s next? Episode 21 of the podcast looked at the aftermath of the CrossFit Open – how do we and should we reflect on our performance and what the focus should be from here on out. Download now on iTunes and Stitcher.

Favourite training moment – Backing off

My body has been telling me this week to back off. I’m tired, I’m sore, I’m not recovering well. So I need to listen. Will take Easter off from training but also I am backing off in my training. Still moving but making ‘movement’ the priority. Less weight, less intensity, less stress.

Weekend Plans – Saturday – Picking up tasty treats for a picnic lunch with some of David’s work colleagues. Food prepping and chill. Sunday – Pancakes, newspapers, coffee podcast planning date, recording a podcast and more chill chill chill!

Hope you have a fab weekend folks!

What are your plans for Easter?

Do you like vegetarian food?

Do you like iced coffee?

9 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Episode 21 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast!

  1. Cora says:

    Ah I love the new IG account!! Thats awesome!! Wish i could try all your recommendations.

    I will be performing all Easter weekend but I do get the monday off. So after an appointment i plan to take myself out for a solo “easter dinner” date.

    Aren’t coffee shop dates where you just get lost in conversation the best gift there is? I just had one this morning with a friend and feel so revived. Hope you two have a wonderful – RELAXING – weekend. Thanks for being such an inspiration to rest and listen to your body.
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    • Jen says:

      An Easter date sounds fab! Take what time you do get off and make the most of it doing what you love!
      And YES to coffee shop dates and getting lost in conversation! I am so glad you were able to have a good chat with your friend and get that ‘high’ from meeting up.

    • Jen says:

      This rose is one of a kind. Its the opposite of everything I usually go for. Compare it to other wines and it wouldn’t be in the line up, appreciate it for it’s own unique beauty and it’s delightful!

    • Jen says:

      I think if you tried a really good cold drip coffee you would love it. Single batch, slow drip… that’s where it’s at when it comes to cold coffee. Always good to know that there are additional benefits too!
      And I am still daydreaming about those figs… and questioning why I don’t buy them more when they are in season!

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