Weekend Friday Favourites

Welcome to another Weekend Friday Favourites that’s hopefully more regular. I have no excuses other than plain laziness the past few months. 

Weekend Friday Favourites is a favourite post to post so I’ll get straight into what’s been making me smile or caught my eye recently. 

HM Home Recycled Cotton Rugs

Visiting a friend I couldn’t stop admiring her rug in the living room lounge. It was so nice to sit on (she has a 1 year baby so you’re on the floor playing) I got thinking that’s what’s missing with my sofa. I had a look at some, saw the price and left it for when there’s more pennies at the end of the month until I went to HM Home. Knowing it probably wasn’t going to be big enough I got it anyway as I liked the texture and colour. It’s more or less the size of a yoga mat, way too small for the sofa so I added to my ‘office’. Checking online HM Home have the same version in larger sizes however maybe too big and on the pricier size. I wasn’t prepared to pay €99-199 for a rug when the first one was €29! I decided to wait until the sales however I found by chance looking again in HM Home the next size up at €39. It’s not the perfect size as it does doesn’t go. I’m happy and that’s the main thing. It feels so nice under my feet and separates the room into a living room from the bikes. In the office/spare room it again separates the room and while the desk can get messy, it gives it a bit of luxe feeling. HMHome España currently only sells the 2 larger sizes here.

Spring

The first official day of spring, winter returned but as quickly as it returned it disappeared with almost a week of blue skies. This winter has been grey with few fully sunny days. I’m not sure if this is due to climate change as usually winter’s here are sunny. The temps are going up and that makes me happy feeling warm sunshine, seeing trees getting dressed, changes in light. This time last year Spain was in it’s 5th week of lockdown with only being allowed out for work unless can work from home, food, pharmacy, doctors. I could only watch spring from the balcony and while the light was getting brighter and spring warming up, inside was dark. 

Gyms Reopened

Back in February Catalunya allowed gyms to reopen! While the whole of Spain has a curfew, the central government gave regional governments the power to reduce covid-19 transmissions bar total home confinement again. Catalunya I think was one the strictest, but we were allowed out. Some weeks only in our towns although exercise we could travel further. Gyms were closed for a while October to December to be closed again in January. For now they’re back open with restrictions but I’m so happy to be training in a gym again and back climbing indoors (this girl is a bad climber for outside climbing. It’s complicated, gym climbing’s easier to get to). 

DIY Dreamcatcher

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Life Ann Style Inspired Pet Teepee

I finally got to finish my first Life Ann Style DIY project, I’ve been working on for a few weeks this weekend. I’ve been following her blog for a while, love her ideas, though never get around to making any. Her pet teepee however I had to make! It didn’t quite go to plan, I wanted to decorate it, but wasn’t sure how. In Tiger I found some fluorescent blow pens and thought they’d be perfect to add a magical night sky effect. Erm, they didn’t come out fluorescent, the orange wouldn’t work and my glue gunning skills leave a lot to be desired. I haven’t used a glue gun since high school and my skills are rusty, however it felt good to be making something. I’m trying to bribe the cats to sit in it with food, but they’re not taking the bait. They prefer to sit on old pillow cases and cut up old yoga mats in the cool spots.      Pet teepee

Aj’s Summer lookAJ: It's hot

Diesel, sun worshiper until 10am.
D: Love sunshine until it's too hotAnn’s DIY Pet Teepee YouTube video. She makes it look so easy!

What was the last DIY project you undertook?