Weekend Friday Favourites. 8.5.2022

I can’t believe it’s already one week into May! My birthday month is flying before it’s begun!

I hope you’re having a great weekend! I popped into Decathlon yesterday and got excited for the up and coming snorkel season. Decathlon has changed their swim design team as this year. Snorkels are in all colours, the women’s rashies in wearable colours not bright neon pinks or weird reds, blues and the swimwear in updated designs. I might have just purchased a rose quartz coloured snorkel mask. The sea took mine last year and I had so many issues with its replacement. That’s my excuse. Anyway, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have caught my eye or made me smile this week.

Baby Prairie Dog Pups

Cuteness overload!

Apparently there are 9 at Zoo Barcelona!

A week later, more fur and a cute belly!

Nasturtiums Flowers

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Weekend Friday Favourites 17.4.22

Happy Easter! 

Just when I thought I could put my winter coat away for a few seasons I was back in this week for a day. It’s now all washed and clean for next winter, however I messed up washing it. Something said, no washing machine. I ignored that voice. All the polyester filling has bunched up into clumps in the puffer coat. I know there’s no saving it. I liked that coat! Fingers crossed I can find one I like for next winter. Always listen to your gut, that inner voice!

Anyways, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye. 

Facial Acupuncture

I found about about acupuncture facials last year via 6BabeBeauty on Instagram. I know we all age, our facial bones change shape as we age and to be honest I don’t think anybody lies aging, but I think most like to look good for their age.

Facial acupuncture is a facial where the needles are placed are specific locations on the face to boost collagen, reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lift the skin and tonify deeper facial muscles (amongst other benefits) for about 20-25 minutes. I go to Aisha Acupuncture in Barcelona. She’s a great acupuncturist who also works with crystals. In addition to needles she uses a LED light mask that covers your face like a dome, followed by a sheet mask with a mircocurrent, finishing off with facial cupping. Ideally you should book about 8-12 appointments close together once a year, followed by an appointment every 3-4 weeks. I had the set of 8 and now go every month. It doesn’t hurt unless super stressed it does a bit initially when the needles are applied, but it doesn’t hurt. Sometimes I sleep, other times chat, cry or feel like I’m going inside my body in waves. That’s the only way to explain it. I sometimes when I’m drifting in and out of sleep, I feel like I’m going out my body. To feel the opposite, a sinking inside the acupuncture/massage table is alien to me. The first time this happened I saw a very scary kaleidoscope old face. Don’t let that put you off! It’s just my experience!

I know nothing will lift my outer lids without intervention of a lift, the effect afterwards is like a younger version of me! Cheeks back to volume, puppet lines gone. I can see when the 4 weeks is up, those lines and sunken cheeks back, however not as bad as the idea is over time to gradually lift and restore collagen. If you want a more natural way of delaying ageing, rather than fillers, botox etc try facial acupuncture!

Cat Graffiti

Derry Girls, Netflix

I started watching out of curiosity Derry Girls on Netflix and have been giggling the whole way through the series. Set in Northern Ireland in the mid 90’s it follows a group of friends attending an all girl catholic school and the crazy mishaps they get into each episode dealing with teenage life. Erin the main character family’s is just as crazy with their own mishap ways. If language isn’t your thing don’t watch it, but it just adds to the craziness of it. The fashion is great too (I’m old, I can remember the style but wasn’t cool enough to wear it!) and James, bless him, the English guy who attends the girls school as he’s English.

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Weekend Friday Favourites

How’s your week?! This week’s been grey windy skies with amazing waves and with a week of predicted rain to follow. Thankfully it’s finally warming up which makes the rain and wind more dealable. Maybe in 2 weeks I can finally switch out my winter coat!

I hope the rain next week cleans the windows of sea spray salt build up!

Anyways, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made me smile or caught my eye this week. It’s a short and sweet one!

The Pirates. The Last of the Royal Treasure 

YouTube has once again taken over from Netflix as I can’t get into any shows at the moment. Or in other words there aren’t any Kdramas which I can get into. Thanks to Kdramas, I hardly watch any movies anymore as I’m so used to 1 hour or more episodes and I’m left asking so many questions if I do watch a movie. But I did watch a movie, The Pirates, The Last of the Royal Treasure! On Netflix no less!

Think Pirates of the Caribbean and you get this movie. Nothing really makes sense as I got confused slightly with the flashbacks as to who’s who, there are a few unanswered questions that I’m waiting for those hour long episodes to explain, yet I found myself laughing out aloud so many times and am hoping there’s sequel. I’m sure there’s a nod to The Goonies upon finding treasure laden ship filled with gold and have no idea how the penguins guarding it go from tropical penguins to nearly every other type of Antarctic penguins tie in. Or why there are Antarctic penguins on a tropical island guarding a ship. Are they the previous crew turned into penguins? I don’t know! I only know it’s a great feel good, escape from life movie. 

Rainbows

Everybody knows after rain comes sunshine and rainbows, as does nearly always on rainy days if it stops late afternoon before sunset, the sun always has to have a F you moment of hehehe, rain all day and here I am. I think this was the last time I saw the sunshine in a week. 

Strawberry Plants

Spring always fills the supermarkets with potted plants. I made a promise to myself which I’ve already broken not the buy plants from supermarkets anymore as they always have pest bugs which spread. When I was little we had a strawberry patch that had the best strawberries I’ve ever tasted, so when I saw this year my local superstore had strawberry plants I was okay I’ll get some! I’m hoping they like the balcony and I save some money on strawberries this year. When it finally stops raining and be so windy I’ll replant then in the long planter. 

Zoo Patrul Kyiv

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