Can you believe this weekend is the last weekend of winter 2014/2015 and next Friday’s the first day of Spring? Yay! Day Light Saving starts in 2 week and I’m already enjoying the longer days. It gets dark around 7pm and midday temps hint at sun siestas in a few weeks. It’s still not warm enough for me to abandon my winter coat and scarf just yet, but warm enough to start wearing lighter layers underneath. In April I’ll embrace Spring, switch jackets and stash an umbrella and emergency raincoat in my bag. Showers come out of nowhere here in early Spring!
Anyways this weeks Friday Favourites and Fridays run view. A windy 7km along and on the beaches. For little pre Spartan Race prep fun, I stopped off at the kids playground on the way back. When I say pre prep, the playground is a little different to the gym and though kid sized it’s tougher than it looks! At least pulling up myself up I have something push my feet against for a vertical boost and not hanging there like at the gym. I’ve got my work cut out for those monkey bars!
I popped into Zara this week looking for black skinny jeans and found this top instead. It was one of those you didn’t have to try on as you knew it’d suit you. The only catch, they didn’t have my size. No worries, in the centre there are 5 Zara’s all within 2-10 minutes walking distance of each other. 2 Zara’s later I had my size! It’s similar to an Express top Chriselle Lim featured this week, which may have swayed my decision.
My evening bubbles are baacck! I couldn’t get my bubbles for about 2 months due to delivery and winter not helping the fermentation process (that’s what I was told and I believe them as it’s produced in the north of Spain) and I missed them. Kombucha’s a great probiotic helping good tummy bacteria and an evening energy boost. Favourite flavours lemon and ginger.
An exciting day for the cats, food and a box! It’s easier order their food and an a 40l sack of cat litter online and get it delivered, otherwise I’d be forever buying cat litter. These boys like a clean toilet and leave messages if I haven’t done the daily scoop in time (it gets changed once a week).
A place where US government retired laboratory chimps get to live out their retirement years in as near natural habitat as the one they were taken from. They should have never have been in the laboratories to begin with, but that’s another story. Watching these guys see open skies, green grass and each other without bars for the first time is heart moving.
One of my favourite total body moves that really his the bum, legs, shoulders, core and back.
This week the sunrises and sunsets have been beautiful, more than usual.
What’s been making you smile this week? Have a great weekend!
Dumbbell Swing image taken from Womens Health Magazine, Google images. Zara top image from zara.com