Friday Favourites + Episode 34 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

Hi all,

So we have been back just over a week now – nothing yet everything has changed.

Perth is the same, yet different. I feel I am me, yet different… and this is about a coherent as I get with regards what I am feeling right now. Maybe, eventually, I will be able to put it into words for you all, but until then I am ready to focus on what I know, love and what makes me smile!

Getting back into a routine has been one of them and this week was great for that. Back to writing, back to training and back to cooking in my own kitchen! Yay!

So let me send you some smiles for the weekend and share with you all my first Friday Favourites in weeks!

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Favourite… Moment – Sleep!

After some pretty killer jetlag it has been nice to get a good nights sleep again. Still tired throughout the day but I will take that if it means I don’t wake up in the middle of the night!

Favourite… Feeling – Hot Cappuccinoscoffee - chase the red grape

It is freezing in Perth right now. Proper hat scarf and gloves winter type weather. Ok not as cold as back home in winter but believe me when I say that houses here are not made for the cold. But hot milky cappuccinos have been helping to warm my insides and keep me smiling!

Favourite… Purchase – Pip and Nut Crunchy Maple PBPB - Chase the Red Grape

We picked this up in Whole Foods back in the UK and it’s so so good. My problem is it is so nice that I don’t want to eat it – instead keep it for special things. Who knows what those ‘special things’ are… actually I just need to go at it with a spoon!

Favourite…Food/Drink – Dubai Datesdates - chase the red grape

We sampled these dates in Dubai on the way to the UK. Bought 2 small bags. Then on the way home bought one huge bag to take back. Listen up – a huge Medjool date, stuffed with an almond, covered in chocolate and dusted with coconut… holy smokes they are good!

Updates – 5TTT and new episode of the Chase the Red Grape Podcastjetlag - chase the red grape

This weeks 5 top tips looked at jetlag and how to battle it and keep your sanity!chase the red grape podcast

Episode 34 of the podcast was all about our trip to the UK and our highlights! Such a fun one to record and a great way to check out what we got up to! iTunes, Stitcher or here on the blog!

Favourite… Moment of training – Community

We had some pretty bad WOD’s this week and I felt sore the entire time. But you know what, it was just nice to get back into a routine, see everyone and catch up. Those smiling faces at 6am each morning really do make my day.

Weekend Plans – Saturday – Coffee, IKEA, wine and food prep. Sunday – Pancakes and newspapers, recording the podcast and, fingers crossed, off to see Despicable Me 3!

Have a fab weekend folks!

What is your hot drink of choice in the winter?

What do you love to stuff a date with?

Let me know what the last film you saw at the cinema was – did you enjoy it?

4 thoughts on “Friday Favourites + Episode 34 of the Chase the Red Grape Podcast

  1. Cora says:

    It does always feel nice to get back to your regular routine, after some time away from it. Sounds like you are giving yourself all the comfort you are needing to adjust. Dates with ANYTHING are so freaking good. My favorite is just stuffing them with almond butter. I’ve also been on a cappuccino kick this week. I’ve been needing some therapeutic comfort, and those just seem to do the trick.

    Enjoy your weekend!
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    • Jen says:

      I think cappuccinos are just magical with medicinal properties. All that hot milk foam… mmmmm!
      And dates will be my last meal on earth for sure!

    • Jen says:

      Family time is amazing, so tiring but amazing. Podcasts will be ready and waiting for you… I have come back to so many, but am enjoying picking and choosing which ones stand out the most to me… but I’m still no where near close to being up to speed!

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