I hope you’re having a great weekend! It’s been a few weeks since my last Weekend Friday Favourites. As I mentioned in Early November Catch Up, I needed 3 of me and something had to go for a little while and that was here.
Okay and maybe a little bit of demotivation, which probably came from not blogging. Anyways violin away, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye the past few weeks.
P says they look like road kill. My sister agreed in a sh*t sandwich saying they are cute. I love them as they’re keeping my feet warm with a pair of fluffy socks. I think they’re cute and that’s all that matters 🙂
I’m not sure what’s happened over the past few months… I’ve hardly eaten any chocolate aside from vegan inspired Nutella and even then it’s not often. A few years ago before I became vegan from vegetarian, I used to have to have a chocolate bar a day. I think it’s chia seed puddings and Tone It Up Nutrition Plan muffins that have stopped my processed sweet tooth. However that didn’t stop me working my way through 2 bars of Fijiana Cacao P brought back. The Noni pure dark chocolate tasted creamy not bitter. I love too, the treasure map inspired ‘The Voyage of our Chocolate’ map inside the wrappers.
I’ve been hearing them more cycling back now it’s dark early. A smile’s always guaranteed hearing them!
Palm Tree Silhouettes
Please excuse the focus. Light was going, it was nearly closing time so couldn’t hang around.
I had the biggest surprise this week that made me one happy girl. My parakeet friend’s back on exhibit at the zoo! Last year I realised he could say Hola back and from there on, he’d come and ‘talk’ to me whenever I stopped by. Last winter he was taken off exhibit due to his age and the cold. I emailed the zoo asking if he was okay who also mentioned replying back he was part of a custom seizure back in 1984. I stopped by to say hi to the birds as I usually do and he came running okay, walking fast along the branches to say hi. I recognised him immediately and he did his usual thing of hanging upside down on the enclosures bars. The other bird, the Hill Myna I’ve been teaching Hello and What’s Up hasn’t been on display for about 4 months (he’ll be back when the current tenant’s enclosure’s ready. I emailed!) and I’ve missed not chatting with either of them.
Sunrise and Sunset Clouds
AJ and D
Blanket season’s begun.
Sun Lantern Parc de la Ciutadella
I’ve mentioned that being vegan, or eating clean, zero waste, cruelty free and minimalism aren’t directly related but have a lot in common. One kinda flows into the other somewhere along the line. P recommend watching The Minimalists on Netflix. It’s not against commercialism, but it’s more about having less to feel freer. There’s so much stuff we don’t need but have. It also ties in with Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Only keep what gives you joy. I’ve been doing mini konmari edits and being aware of not overloading with stuff I don’t need. The feeling of space even energy space is freeing!
These are tough! Shape Magazine November 2017 featured a Barre routine and these were my picks from it for the past few weeks. They look easy, however 8 reps in my abs were on fire!
Internet Finds (I’ve been saving these up! Mostly BBC News insert monkey see no evil emoji)
Justine Leconte Officiel. I’ve been following her YouTube channel for a while and love her refreshing take on fashion. No hauls, no sponsored gifts, no paid promotion. Just lots of practical fashion advice, how to dress for body types, history of fashion, how to style, what to look for in garments, quality etc. Being a fashion designer she knows more than a thing or 2 about fashion, fit and cuts. She’s also one of the first people so to speak via her channel who introduced me to the dark side of fast fashion.
100 Woman. The 93 year old swimmer still winning medals. BBC News. I love her view on life.
The cats who rule Rome. BBC News. If you love cats, this is a must see!
The ‘hidden talent’ that determines success. BBC Capital. Not where my talents lie!
The useless designs feature in modern products. BBC Future
Massive penguin chick die off in Antartica ignites call for action. Care2. Please lower your air con temp a little this winter. Penguins in Antartica and polar bears in the Artic need ice! Too hot air con doesn’t help them via climate change!
What’s caught your eye or made you smile recently? Have a great week!