Weekend Friday Favourites

Yay! It’s the weekend! This week’s seen some early starts training clients in the park, so I’m looking forward to a few days of just the beach and hanging out with the cats. That’s if the sun’s back from holiday. If anybody knows where’s the Spanish Summer’s gone, please return it.

I forsee a little window shopping too. For weeks I’ve been wanting a shop that doesn’t involve any grocery shopping whatsoever. There’s nearly always something to get from this shop or that, so just to browse without clock watching I have the supermaket and carrying back groceries is a little luxury!

Friday Favourites, a round up of things that’ve made me smile this week or have caught my eye.

Into The Night

Time lapse of the city I currently call home. Areas featured in no particular order amongst many, Parc Collsolra, Placa Espana, Port de Barcelona. Port Forum, Pier in Badalona (yes, that pier I run along!), Sagrada Familia, Arc Triomf, Tibidabo and Diagonal Mar.

Gadhimai Temple Trustees Say NO more animal sacrifice

I received an email from the Humane Society this week with fantastic news. The Gadhimai temple trustees have forbid animal sacrifices at future festivals. Every 5 years, thousands and thousands of water buffalo, cows, goats, chickens pigeons and pigs are sacrificed slaughtered for protection against evil and the promise of prosperity and power. The Humane Society and the Animal Welfare Network Nepal (AWNN) have been working closely with the temple’s trust and India’s Supreme Court to achieve this. Find out more here.

Baby Orangutan Udin

Have tissues ready. He lost is mum to human wildlife conflict and probably to the palm oil industry, and almost gave up wanting to live. Thanks to International Animal Rescue and his teddy bear, he’s making progress. This is just one reason why I try to avoid products with palm oil in. Do I ever have any fun? Avoiding palm oil products, makes it fun! His full story is here and here.

AJ and D

I luvs kickeroosAJ and his kickeroo

I luvz Mama’z wardrobz 4 zzzzzzzDiesel loves gym clothesJust because. While their Mama hasn’t liked so much the cloudy cooler days, these 2 have been loving them!

Tiger NapkinsTiger cat napkins

I’ve decided life’s too short to be using kitchen paper as napkins. I spotted these in Tiger and couldn’t leave without them. Plus they looks like Diesel! €1 for 20. I reuse if not too dirty and recycle them otherwise.

Pop Up Kicks

Jilian Michaels and Shape, Pop Up Kicks

Planning my workouts last week, I came across some Shape Magazine screenshot workouts I’d taken from Zinio ages ago. One of them was Julian Michaels Pop Up Kicks. Targeting the legs, mostly the hamstrings and bum, I felt them the next day!

Favourite Photos of the Week:

Swimmers late evening. You can just make out their Baywatch flotation thingys.Sea swimmers BCN

Abandoned sandcastlesAbandoned sandcastles

Flamingos Barcelona ZooFlamingos Barcelona Zoo

The Ugly Duckling story isn’t just for swans.

Flowers Parc Ciutadella Flowers Parc Ciutadella

What’s been making you smile or caught your eye this week? Have a great weekend!


  1. says:

    That video was so sad! I knew what I was getting myself into but I still clicked into it…I can’t believe he has to suffer because of us humans..glad you shared this video. Also your posts always make me want to exercise more, how do you stay so motivated? And those napkins are definitely worth it 🙂

    1. says:

      I know! Sadly these videos have to be shared to make a difference. I hope he’s doing better. He looked like he was towards the end.

      How to I stay motivated? I’ve trained for so many years, it’s habit! If I don’t get some daily exercise in, I’m a grumpy person until I do. It doesn’t feel right if I don’t!
      Have a great week 🙂

      1. says:

        Wish I could be like that! Slowly but surely haha 🙂

      2. says:

        Slowly but surely!

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