I feel like the kids doing their homework at the last minute again. Another late Weekend Friday Favourites. Anyways, I hope you’re having a great weekend and for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who don’t like the short daylight hours, the Winter Solstice’s in 2 days. Which means the days start to get longer, even if it’s by a few minutes! Those in the Southern Hemisphere, if your summers are anything like they are here, the days might be getting shorter, but summers only just begun!
Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have been making me smile with week or have caught my eye. Nearly all of them feature animals and wildlife, so why break trend! Advanced warning this week’s heavy on the animals, so without further ado…
While it’s not Artic cold here, I’ve been wearing this on my longer runs. 10-14C might not be cold walking, but running hands and ears start to feel the chill. This has been keeping my ears snug and I swear it’s added a little boast to my longer runs without overheating like in a beanie.
Another gem find from Miin. This cute powder comes in 2 shades, clear skin and clear beige that’s been keeping my oily skin at bay. I use a kabuki brush instead of the buff that comes with it and it gives almost translucent matte finish (care has to be taken not being heavy handed otherwise it clogs) that doesn’t feel like you’re wearing make up. I won’t lie, the packaging may have swayed me. Extra points for being paraben, mineral oil, talc and a whole hose of nasty product ingredient free. Conflicting reports if Tony Moly tests on animals. Most recent Google entries from Urban Outfitters Europe and Momomango.com says they don’t, but it’s mind field trying to find out if they do. If they do, it’s a pity as the powder’s fantastic.
I had presents to wrap hence up I was so early! Ha ha, it was the first morning in a while without clouds obscuring the sun.
Sea like glass with floating ships on the horizon.
A great move working shoulder mobility while strengthening posterior muscles and the core. I’ve been carrying a lot of weight in my rucksack this week and I haven’t worn a ‘proper’ rucksack non food shopping and gym journeys. Instead, I’ve been using a drawstring one which is fine for short trips, but cycling 5 miles to the city centre and back, then 3 miles walking (in miles thanks to Charity Miles App) around the centre my shoulders started talking loudly. It also help opened up a clients chest who’s just recovered from the flu. She went from hunched rounded shoulders to a big smile of relief!
A Shape Magazine Gillian Michaels find. Works core, arms, bum, legs, shoulders, everything! I really want to get in to bar calisthenics work and a little free running (I’ve got a long way to go. A long way) and this is helping me support my L Sit Balance longer (the same as the L sit curl, but holding both legs up out in front. Don’t ask me to hold in on fingers alone. Yet.).
Baby sloths learn to climb.
Sadly they lost their mama’s to road accidents or dogs, but Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica’s helping rehabilitate them to be released into the jungle. There’s no denying baby sloth are one of the cutest baby animals out there.
Based on a true story about a dog Oddball, who protected Fairy penguins from hungry and thrill kill foxes on Middle Island, Australia. It looks like a feel good comedy movie with some tears. Foxes get a bad rap, but it’s not their fault they were introduced to the island (just saying). They’re just doing what foxes do, eating penguins instead of chooks. Luckily it seems everybody wins, the penguins with their security dog personal and the foxes finding their fix elsewhere (nature’s cruel, but that’s how nature goes and you can’t fix it 100%. Okay, this is a rabbit hole, I’m not going down. It looks a good no brain needed to think movie, okay!).
Kitten vs Star Wars BB-8 Droid Toy
I have to get this for the cats for Christmas! Whom I’m kidding, it’ll be a just because. They donated to the Blue Cross on behalf of them and their UK cousins this Christmas (they even wrote a letter to their cousins! Proof below!). Maybe BB-8 will get them moving and their kitten spirit back!
Please excuse the blurriness. I’m working on shutter speed! As I get to the zoo 1/2 an hour before closing, few animals are up. The otters usually play just before sunset, but I’ve never seen one have its dinner before. It must have been tasty as they didn’t run away. The gorillas especially the young one always makes me laugh making its bed.
Whats been making you smile this week? Have a great week!