Weekend Friday Favourites. 16.10.2022

Happy Weekend!

I say it nearly every Weekend Friday Favourites, this week has flown by. It’s a lot warmer than usual for this time of year and the evenings are getting darker and darker. 3 months ago at 18.00 I was just heading to the beach some afternoons (afternoons and evenings work differently in Spain to the rest of the world. Evenings start around 20.00). Now at 18.00 there’s less than hour until sunset.

Common waxbill at Barcelona Zoo

Anyway, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week!  This week may have gone fast, it’s a slow week for things to share!

Koa Drinking From the Bath Tap

This little lady is obsessed with water. She’s been working to drinking from the tap. At first she was just obsessed with water whenever I hand wash clothes (she still is) to being shown when she’s playing in the bath, a human can turn the tap on slightly. Initially she just batted the stream, now if you’re in there you get meowed out to turn the tap on. Just like her Uncle D (he never drank from it, preferring clean toilet bowl).

October Light

That thing about crisp autumnal fall October afternoons doesn’t really happen here in Barcelona as it can still be 22C+. This Wednesday was a warm 24C festivo or public holiday. In my eyes that’s shorts with a jumper for the evening as the 24 hour heat has long gone. It was so nice to feel a slightly crisp chill on my legs in the afternoon and the magical october light. 

Primor 

Primor this week opened a new store in my local shopping centre/centro commercial/mall and it’s huge! About 3 weeks ago you could peek inside which I think fuelled everybody who wanted to go when it would finally open (I followed the shopping centre on IG only to find out. They announced the opening with ‘some many of you have been asking when it’s opening’). Lots of hot pink lights! I usually find Primor stores a little claustrophobic. They like to pack as much as possible on the shelfs with narrow isles making everyone bump into each other. Not this one! 

Black Lucky Cat

If you have cats, you have cat ornament things. Cat law. I was so excited to find this week a black lucky cat to add to my lucky cat collection! I’d never seen one before. Yes, it’s plastic and all sense went out the window purchasing it. Diesel was a black cat and now I have a little D next to his brother A,J a larger gold lucky cat on my desk. I also have a live lucky cat sometimes sleeping on the desk too. Koa likes to sit on my desk while I work/blog, usually on top things cats shouldn’t be on. As it’s getting cooler I rearranged my desk placing a blanket down making it more comfy for her. 

Derry Girls Season 3

Derry Girls season 3 arrived on Netflix this week! Set in the mid 90’s, it follows four mid teen catholic girls and English James from Derry, Northern Ireland as they navigate daily life during the later troubles. Every episode features their crazy antics. Initially I didn’t find the first few scenes of episode one that funny. It seemed like each line was over funny. I stuck with it and I’m glad I did. This series goes into more Erin’s family’s own antics and scraps which had me giggling. Yes, I was the same age as them in the show so the music and fashion’s a little nostalgic. One of the last scenes had me in tears with Granda Joe advising an unsure Erin if to vote yes to the Good Friday agreement: “What if it doesn’t work? But what if it does? Then “it’ll be a ghost story you’ll tell to your wains one day, a ghost story they’ll hardly believe.”. That sums up most freedoms we take for granted, forgotten those who fought for us to have a ghost story we can’t believe. 

Sadly this is the last season ending with the Good Friday Agreement.

Quinoa Prices Crashed. Farmers Still Harvest 100,00 Tons A Year |Big Buisness| Business Insider

It’s good to know where your food comes from!

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Internet Finds

The Moorish invention that tamed Spain’s Mountains. BBC Planet Future. An ancient Moorish invention acequia that provides water to the villages in the Sierra Nevada region, one of Europe’s driest regions a 1000 years after it’s ‘installation’!

Ophiuchus, the constellation that the astrologers chose to ignore. El Pais in English

Portugal’s mysterious ‘birthing stones’. BBC Travel

Thank you for stopping by! What has made you smile or caught your eye this week? Please share in the comments below! Have a great rest of the weekend!