Weekend Friday Favourites

I hope you’re having a great weekend! I can’t believe in a few weeks it’s May, mine and AJ’s (the cat) birthday month. Time’s flying waaaay too quick. Not to mention the end of May’s my 3rd Spartan/2nd Spartan Super Run!

Anyways, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week on a Monday. Yesterday was such a long day I could hardly keep my eyes open editing hence being a Monday Weekend Friday Favourites.

Easter Chickens

My sister send me these cute chickens she made as an Easter present. She’d make a killing on Esty, but doesn’t think she’s good enough or has the time. I think she’s more than good enough.

Souley Green Tote Bags

After watching a Kristen Leo YouTube video I fell in love with her tote bag. The link sent me to Souley Green Singapore’s first vegan online store. I couldn’t decide between the 2 so got both. Not so zero waste being sent from Singapore, however I Iove the designs and message. 5 percent of their profits every month goes to different animal welfare organisations and the best bit was receiving a hand written note hoping I enjoy them as much as them. Both are 100% organic cotton, Fair Trade and made by women in Kolkata, India who were once marginalised and trapped by poverty and prostitution. Though I always have a tote bag folded up in my backpack, they came at the perfect time now most places not just supermarkets charge for plastic bags. 

Aj and DIMG_1132

Just because

Peacock, Barcelona Zoo

This guy was more than happy to pose for me. Water reflection, something I always like to photograph.

Sandbag Flips

I think I may have mentioned these previously in a WFF; Sandbag flips a favourite of mine were in my training this week. My gym doesn’t have tyres to flip, so I use the heaviest sandbag and flip that. It works just about every single muscle especially the bum, abs, back and shoulders. With Spartan Beast 6 weeks away while the main race obstacles remain the same, the additional obstacles vary, some races have log flips, so my training’s getting more dynamic.  But don’t ask about muscles ups for the walls. Not going so great (read haven’t practiced).

Gallery Market BarcelonaIMG_1010

Meeting a friend for tea/coffee last weekend, we came across Gallery Market Barcelona being held at the Gallery Hotel, one of the city’s many pop up/artisan markets and were both game to look around. Lots of local designers, jewellery stands and boutiques. We had fun looking around escaping the rain. I keep forgetting to look at earrings. Though I’ve had my ears pierced for years I’ve always stick to much the same studs. The past 2 years I’ve switched up my studs and I’m forever on the look out for small studs now I got my ears pierced again. I forgot to look at the earrings, but I did find some colourful bracelets for the summer. 

Beach Runs

It’s been warm enough to run in shorts and a t-shirt for a while and Friday was the first time running in shorts and tank top. Whoop Whoop! Feeling the warm sunshine on my skin (with spf50 slapped on of course) makes me happy.

Internet Finds 

‘Condemned’ South Korean dogs find sanctuary in the US. BBC

Orange Goo, used in armour for soldiers. CNN

Britain’s classic red telephone boxes get a new life. CNN

Jeff de Young: The dog who saved my life and came to live with me. BBC

Free Syrian Police go unarmed to help their community. BBC

Atmosphere found around Earth like planet GJ 1132b. BBC

New Sapphire rush in Madagascar threatens rare species of lemurs. CNN

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