December Catch Up

A lot happened in December. Saying goodbye to D has been hard. I really thought we had more time together. Looking back at his photos I can see he was ill for longer than I thought. Being around him everyday I didn’t see it as much. I really thought the new medicine would work, but I think he missed AJ and his hoomin Mama wasn’t enough.

It’s weird not having a cat around. If I honest I feel a bit lost. They were my life. Nearly 18 years all up a cat Mama. I’m okay during the day. The daylight and sunlight helps. It’s nighttime when I get back in it hits the most. No happy face greeting me at the door. No meows, purrs demanding food or a hug. The place feels empty, quiet, way too big. I wouldn’t say it was easier after AJ as I had D to distract me but it’s just as hard. With no Diesel, the reality is more in my face. I know it was his time for his next adventure. I don’t think he wanted to go. All I know is he loved life and the way I can honour him is by doing the same. 

Looking back at photos this month, I thought a lot of other stuff had happened. It didn’t. I took more photos out and about making it seem like it had. December however was a month of rainbows. Continue reading “December Catch Up”

Mini Monsoon Season

First impressions of Korean (original) BB cream. I’m pale, but those ladies must be really pale!

The medium shade I selected is about 7 shades lighter than my light (western) CC cream I’m currently using. But in a odd way it works. They don’t like shine either. I think in the past 3 days I’ve retouched my powder a total of about about 6 times, rather than the usual every hour. It hardly budged, clogged or streaked during workouts and a dip in the sea. Which is something of a miracle. My skin eats make up and it seems it’s met its match. But ask me again in a month when my skin’s developed a taste for it!

Summers monsoon season is nearly over! Yay! I’ve spent most of this holiday weekend and past few days dodging rain and misjudging beach clouds. Usually in August for a week it rains. Thunderstorms, big fat grey clouds, will it won’t it downpour showers with cooler temps, before hot blue skies return. I felt a little sorry for those that had the Holiday Saturday off.

Rain running TuesdayRain during beach run

Unlike the UK where you get bank/national holidays on the Monday off, in Spain and France it’s different. The holiday is on that day. On a Sunday? Christmas on a Saturday and Sunday? Well that’s tough luck (in the UK you get the following Monday and Tuesday off)! No extra day paid back in the week and few places are open. With the exception of tourist shops and coffee shops. Coffee shops always open.

Saturday I met my friend for a see you later coffee before she moves back to Germany this week. See you later as I’m sure it won’t be the last time we meet wearing the same colour top! Her oldest little one’s excited to be moving as their new place has a outdoor play area. Life’s great when you’re 3!

Anyways, I’ll leave you a few photos from the past few days. Zoo Friday, feeding pigeons Saturday, workouts and runs. Oh and Monday’s Black Cat Appreciation Day! Have a great week!


Those waves were great! Waves

Cheeky lemurs. I could watch these guys all day!Lemurs, Barcelona ZooLemur, Barcelona ZooThe heron that wants to be a penguin.
Penguins and a heronThose eyelashes!Elephant, Barcelona ZooSummer stormsSummer Storms


Roof top workout. I’ll be happy when 30 Spartan Race press up burpees sets are over!Roof top workoutStudying and feeding pigeons. I just made it back before it tipped it down all evening!Beach pigeons


12km run up the coast with some monkey bar play. No shredded hands! Yay! I’ve worked out how to avoid them. Don’t slide hands off the bars when finished. That way the skin doesn’t drag and shred! Still working on making muscle ups look kinda graceful. Ha!12km Sunday runWater off the pier. It was warm, but chilly with the breeze.Water off the pierDiesel celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day Monday. With a side of tummy rubs! Diesel, Black Cat Appreciation DayDo you have mini monsoon seasons during summer? Are you lucky to get weekend holidays ‘paid back’ in the week?