I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see autumn collections in a warm July as last Friday.
I’d been looking forward to my a grocery free window shop Friday. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted. Something I had for lunch didn’t agree but I shopped through it. It was the last day before the last weekend of the sales. I was on a mission, find some bikinis before they disappeared until next year and checkout the last day of Zara Home sale. Cycling there I got caught in a thunderstorm. Thankfully it was warm rain and after a week of will it won’t rain today, I wouldn’t be surprised if some people were dancing in it. Leaving the house last minute I threw in a cardi in my bag which caught the worst of it, but I knew cycling back I’d get chilly. Thank you next season’s jumpers. Never before have I been happy to see you in July. Usually you’re an unwelcome reminder summers end’s is near.
I hope you had a great weekend! Spain’s national unofficial holiday month, August has begun. Some parts of the city get a little busier, others get a little quiter. Some places shut in the afternoons or close completely for a few weeks. Everybody wants to make the most of summers last full month. I decide to study. Ha!
It was a quiet weekend, roof workout, run, beach, zoo and what seemed like endless washing. I’ll let the photos do most of the talking.
Blue Moon cycling back Friday. If a month has 2 full moons or a season has 4 full moons, the 2nd and 3rd respectively is a blue moon.
I felt better Saturday but couldn’t face my own workout. Instead Tone It Up’s, Bikini Kettlebell routine and a mix up of their Bikini Abs and Best Quick Ab Workout. They kept me on my toes. It’s good to do others workouts, I get new ideas and inspiration. I’m enjoying my new Saturday workout location the roof. Even if it’s hot, there’s shade and a breeze.
A massive thunderstorm early Saturday morning kept everyone away from the beaches. Sunday, they were packed again! The sun came out most of the afternoon until I got there.
Beach read. Call me vain! I workout virtually every other muscle, so why not my face. Have to age gracefully somehow!
I haven’t been feeling long runs recently or many of my runs. I do them, but seem to go through the motions. Sunday, I said 10km, no deciding 5 km, I can do 12, 14. I stuck to my guns and enjoyed the shorter run. Maybe that was due the wind, cooling way and edging me on the other!
No Sunday is complete now without a trip the zoo. I’m a member, so my visits more or less workout free the amount of times I go. It’s my sanctuary. At the moment towards the end of the day when few people visit, I feel like I’m on a tropical island somewhere. It’s the only place I can find silence and listen to the wind in the trees in the city. Can you tell I was brought up in the country?
PeahenLike this?She’s backCute and he knows itIf If you live in a city, where do you go in the city to escape the city? What’s one item you always shop for in the sales? Have a great week!
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Face yoga?? That looks weird! haha
Ha ha! Don’t knock it till you try it! Apparently she’s known in China too!
Love the animal pics. I always look forward to your zoo pics! 🙂
😀 I have good subjects when they’re in the mood and I keep the camera still!
Thank you so much for sharing Natalie. It is funny, being an outdoor person and all, I never knew what a “Blue Moon” entailed, and only heard the term this year. I am imagining they are a pretty infrequent occurrence.
The zoo does look like a sanctuary. The animals look healthy, well cared for, with lots of room. I am fortunate to live in the country. Work in a city of 160,000, and am always glad to be home.
Have a great week yourself Natalie! 🙂
Most of the animals are happy. Some desperately need new enclosures and they’re working towards making changes. The new orang-utan enclosure is huge compared to what they did have. It’s only just opened and when I get they’re tucked up in their night enclosure, so no pics yet!
I can imagine coming back to quiet after the city is a happy feeling. Trouble is with me in the country I miss the hustle and bustle of a city and the city missed the peace and quiet of the country! Have a great week!