Weekend Friday Favourites

Yes, I’ve been MIA for a few days. My excuse, these long winter nights, plus those night naps.

This week I’ve been working on breaking the night naps, where I get in crash sleep for a few hours or more and then nothing gets done. Some nights I managed not to but then I sat and watched TV. Rest without the sleep, so I haven’t always won. It seems blogging time is taken up shopping for chicken and cooking it for the cats. They’re still on chicken only orders from the vets and they get organic chicken. Yes, only the best for those two princes as organic chicken is antibiotic free that you know of. Aj’s got enough tummy problems, he doesn’t need chicken medicine adding more (but what about the dried food they have, that might be filled with antibiotics? I get it). Some days the supermarket doesn’t have any, you go back the next day and the next. It takes chunks out your day as you know you don’t just enter a supermarket for one thing and leave with one thing only. And if your local supermarket is located in in a shopping centre, you’ve got christmas presents to buy, oh, you get it. There’s been reflection, the end of year, what am I doing, where I’m going that hasn’t been the happiest of reflection. Like Jayz says, ‘I’ve got 99 problems, but a b*tch ain’t one’ which I how I feel most people are with others problems and mine are nothing compared to others. So what you trying to say? It’s my fight and I missed blogging. That’s my excuse!

Anyways, Weekend Friday Favourites, things which have caught my eye or made me smile this week.

Moon and Pink Sunset Clouds WednesdayMoon and Pink Clouds

Reverse Rainbow Sunset MondayReverse rainbow sunset

Sephora Fiber Eye MasksSephora Fiber Eye Mask

These are my latest skincare obsession, fiber eye masks! Inspired by Korea, Sephora has their own line of face and eye fiber masks. They do perk up the skin around the eyes afterwards, but they’re soooo cool and refreshing! My other obsession, Face Yoga. Post to come soon when I’m confident enough!


My latest Netflix marathons that have replaced night naps, have switched between a new to me Korean TV show Goddess of Marriage (I question why I’m watching it at times. Can someone please tell the mother in law to shut it!) and The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, which explores all the space questions and theories science has yet to answer from what they know already and the questions they bring. If you love science, space, Star Wars, Star Trek I recommend it. I’ve also started watching his documentary  Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey. I’ll be honest, he explains everything in a manner, everybody can understand, but I can’t explain back what he says! Just that it’s amazing and scary to think we’re just floating in space towards our neighbouring galaxy we will one day merge with and everything has pairs, or does it!

Warrior RollbackShape Magazine Warrior Rollback

Working my inner ninja with warrior rollback from US Zinio Shape Magazine Dec 2014. These work, core, legs and balance. I’m working on flipping to a squat, emphasis on working! Rather than stand up from the squat, I kept my arms straight like a in a yoga chair pose and roll back down to make it more intense. A great fun move!

Winter LayersWinter LayersWinter layers

The cold’s arrived! I caved a few days early wearing my winter coat. It was still warmish in the day, 19-20C but in the evenings cycling back about 14C. This weekend the temps dropped. 14-17C is now early afternoon, early afternoon, warm, mornings and evenings are a chilly 7-9C. That’s winter coat weather!


My geraniums are still flowering!

Graffiti On The RocksGraffiti on the rocks

This hovercraft made me smile as I paused stopped on Fridays run.

Internet Finds

National Geographic: Female vampire bats donate blood (meals) to others. And we thought humans were the only ones that worked the system!

Tributes to the police dog Diesel who died in the Paris raids this week.

Elderly couple help a young guy tie his tie.

Kids test answers they’re so wrong, they’re right. I’d loved to have thought to put some of these answers on those who’s got more math questions!

National Geographic: Telling Thanksgiving’s Story In A Vanishing American Language. I feel it’s important to keep language alive regardless of how many native speakers are left. When a language dies, a culture is lost, the world gets a little less.

What’s been making you smile this week? Have a great week!




  1. says:

    Only the best for your boys!

    1. says:

      🙂 Only the best for those 2 Princes!

  2. I never really thought about dry dog food being full of antibiotics. Europe is SO far ahead of Canada regarding the banning of GMO’s and antibiotics and growth hormones in livestock for human consumption.

    We hit -12 a couple of mornings ago. Definitely a sign of what lies ahead, as winter is pretty much here now in Canada. Those are my favourite temperatures, lows in the single digits, and highs in the teens. Great for running! 🙂

    As always, wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


    1. says:

      -12! -12c right?! BRRRRR! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced cold that cold! I think -5 in the UK and there’s me getting the sniffles with 10C! But the other morning it was 5C and if you think about it, we’ve gone from daily midday high of 19-20C to 11-14C. That’s a huge drop. That said, I don’t mind running in the cold. It takes a lot to get out there and run, but once the your inner furnace kicks in, it’s kinda nice!

      As for the GMOs I know it’s requirement in France, not sure here that products containing them have to be labelled as such. All food labels have to have in bold any known allergies such as milk, nuts, soya, etc, right down to lactose for example. I’m sure most pet food makers don’t use the prime cuts for the food and sometimes I wonder what they’re eating especially if you read the back. Unfortunately the last time I gave the cats organic dried food, it messed up their tummies, so they have Royal Carnin crunch or whatever the vet recommends. Then starts another vegan dilemma. I don’t know if it happens so much now, but all the food for this problem and that problem have had to be tested on animals and the way that’s done, it’s a rabbit warren I don’t like to think off, but I think you can guess!

      1. Yeah, it was -12C the other day. The more seasonal low is -5C for this time of year, which we have this morning. Everything is the same for running, you just have to throw an extra layer on.
        I would love to see GMO labelling in Canada, but there is not. Some products in the health store will say GMO free, or Not Tested On Animals which is helpful though! 🙂

      2. says:

        That’s way too cold for me! The best way to checkout if products are GMO free or not tested on animals is via Google and ask, X test on animals. Europe has banned animal products tested on animals, but many larger manufacturers still test: they sell the same products to countries where it’s demanded. China is one such country, though I believe they’re relaxing this for non Chinese skincare and beauty cosmetics. Leaping Bunny is a good place to start. PETA is another good source, thought their practices are shady.

  3. says:

    Love the ‘Eye Masks’, I’ll have to look for them!! Neil DeGrasse Tyson is one of my favorites!

    1. says:

      I love how he explains things so basically I feel a somewhat brainy. Then I realise he’s explaining them simplified and I can’t explain anything back!
      The eye masks are great. So cooling when you’ve got tired eyes and especially now with the hot/cold air making skin feel dry!

  4. says:

    Face yoga?? I am intrigued…

    1. says:

      When I’m ready! It’s a series of facial exercises to work the face muscles. It works better if you don’t loose too much weight off your face as I’ve done recently which is the last thing I want to do right now!

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