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Weekend Friday Favourites


I hope you’re having a great weekend! The last weekend of Summer. Sob. Or the last weekend of winter, lucky you as Spring starts this week.

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


I wish I’d thought of this when I used to have a basket. It was one of the reason why I stopped using one along with it couldn’t support what I put in there and it’s easier without one.

Wall Sits

Ever since a few weeks ago I saw a Youtube clip I can’t find of a I think a NFL player performing a wall sit with about 2 x 10kg plates on his thighs and then his coach standing onto of the plates, I’ve been torturing myself with wall sits. They’re great for isometrically building strength and endurance in the quads, hamstrings, bum, calves and abs. I can hold for about 1 minute (sin plates or someone standing on top of them) for about 3 sets sandwiched in-between circuits. I get antsy around 40-45 seconds and then have to try and think happy thoughts or distract myself from the burn! A similar video here’s of a NFL coach walking across the thighs of the whole team.

Hibiscus FlowersMy favourite flowers are still in bloom at the zoo!

AJ and D 

These 2 are happier now it’s getting cooler. Aj’s resuming neighbourhood watches and D’s still going between his 15 or so sleeping spots.

Spider Monkey

He has to be one of the cutest zoo residents. I recently found out in the zoo magazine he’s mostly been hand raised by the keepers. His mum showed no interest in him last year, although she’s fine with his sibling born this year. This made sense of when I saw the keepers feeding them a few weeks ago. He eats solids, but was showing no interest grabbing food and walking away with handfuls like all the others. He was waiting and getting excited for milk formula. I could see the keeper preparing his bottle and at the time I thought this was because his mum had a new baby. The other monkeys look after him although I always got he impression he’s on his own a bit. His brother or sister’s old enough now he has someone to play with. Which they do while the other monkeys are trying to settle to sleep!

One day to Full Moon 

Loose Blueberries

I don’t know why I haven’t started doing this earlier. My local supermarket sells blueberries in punnets or loose pick your own quantity. I usually go for the punnets, however the past few weeks by the time I’ve got there the punnets are all sold out with only select your own boxes by the scales available. I’ve been selecting my own and it’s working out cheaper and they stay fresher. It’s also less plastic waste which is always a good thing.

Internet Finds

Spanish town replaces bull fight with a deathless fight

Game of Thrones season 6 Spanish film locations and being a GOT extra

Rare Hawaiian crow uses tools 

Oxford English Dictionary new word list September 2016. Biatch has made the list!

Clapham Common tube/metro station has replaced all ads with cats photos from Battersea Cats and Dogs Home and Cats Protection.

KK, Sierra Leone’s only female surfer.

Joao Maia Rio 2016’s blind photographer.

Rio 2016 Paralympics emergency repair centre. Kinda like a Formula 1 pit stop but for wheelchairs, running blades and whatever else needs fixing.

Syrian girl given 2nd chance by rescuer.

Postcards on Twitter.

What’s been making you smile this week? Have a great rest of the weekend!

Wall sit image courtesy of Google Images.


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