Five Things – Week 10

Five Things – Week 10

Sorry this post is a little late, with it being Easter weekend and me being away I couldn’t get this live on Sunday and my flight back got me into my flat around 1.30am on Monday night/ Tuesday morning before returning to work today (Tuesday) so there was no way I was staying up any later. I can’t believe the Easter weekend is already over and I want more bank holidays asap!

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Monday I finally got round to catching Against The Current who were playing at London’s Koko and it was such a great show. Chrissy has such a great voice and live it sounds just as strong and just as good as on record, something I think doesn’t always work with female singers.
  • I bought my tickets for Warped Tour in Wantagh, New York for when I am over there. This has been on my bucket list of things to do for so long that I am so excited to be heading there this summer! Plus Good Charlotte are playing the tour I was so gutted I missed them last month that now I get a chance to see them before they come back to the UK!
  • On Wednesday I headed to Reading to see Crossfaith play along with support from two of my favourite (yet underrated bands) The One Hundred and The Qemists. The show was absolutely amazing and I really want to do it all over again in London next week!
  • On Thursday evening one of my school friends had his engagement party in Dirty Martini in Covent Garden and it was lovely to have a quick catch up although we didn’t get to see him much as there were loads of friends and family there. I definitely need to organise a proper catch up with him.
  • Early Friday morning I headed to Malta and enjoyed four days relaxing, exploring and avoiding the rain and bad weather in England. I will have a whole post about my trip so I won’t bore you with too many details but the island is really pretty and there was more to do than I thought there would be.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • There is a brand new Bella Italia opening in Watford and I was invited to their dry run before the actual restaurant opens so next Tuesday lunchtime I’m heading there for some free pasta and I’m pretty excited.
  • I seem to have magically become a pro-packer and managed to pack my whole Malta trip items into hand luggage which is something I usually suck at.
  • I finally bought some marble backdrop for blog images, I know everyone has marble but I love to change things around so as you can see from my prop images I have quite a bit of choice/ variation. I just loved the way everyone’s marble always looked
  • On my trip I was finally able to relax and have a bit of me time. I had reasonable sleeps, read a whole book (almost finishing a second) and generally recharged which I definitely needed.
  • Due to food being reasonably cheap in Malta and me not spending that much I have quite a few euros left over to take to Paris with me which is great news.


Five Things Which Sucked

  • I had so much stress trying to book my Warped Tour tickets that I wanted to throw my phone/ laptop/ Ipad against a wall. Stupid Live Nation did not want to make my life easy.
  • This week has just been the craziest week and I have really not got enough sleep, on Wednesday night I was up until 1am editing live music images for management and the rest of the week I’ve just not had time to catch up with my TV shows, have a bath or tidy my flat. I need to take a bit of me time next week.
  • Due to the sunshine in Malta and my fair skin I got pretty red arms and I also think I burnt my head as it was super super sore when I brushed it through on Tues morning. Ouch!
  • On the day that we decided to head to a little island lagoon in Malta I chose to wear dolly shoes which was a bad choice as we did quite a bit of walking, climbing rocks and exploring. Sadly the shoes did not make it back in one piece as they were ruined from the rocky climbs.
  • Since coming back from Malta I seem to have a pretty bad cold and it’s now making my nose really sore 🙁 I assume it’s to do with coming from really warm weather to pretty cold weather. I don’t tend to get ill from colds but a runny nose is not nice!

Five Things I Need To Do Next Week

  • Pack for my trip to Whitby next weekend. I also need to look into times and places to go with my friend as her final trip before she moves back to Germany 🙁
  • Get back into some sort of normal sleeping pattern. I began this year so good getting into bed by 11pm so I could fall asleep before midnight but recently with never ending to-do lists this has got a bit out of control again.
  • Watch Labyrinth. I totally failed at watching this last week because I just had so much going on so I need to watch it next week.
  • Finish a large freelance project that I took on last week so that I can finalise payment and everything before the end of the tax year.
  • Have a general clean of my flat to get my world back to normality after a busy few weeks.
How has your week been? What did you get up to over the bank holiday weekend?


  1. March 29, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    OMGosh have an amazing time at the Warped Tour! How cool to being to it when your out there! x

  2. March 29, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    I love your 5 things posts! Your social life is so varied. Can i ask where you got your marble backdrop from? I’m so behind with my props.

    • March 29, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      I got it from B&Q and it was only a fiver, such great value! x

  3. March 29, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Wow it sounds like you have had, and are going to have some exciting times! I would love to see Good Charlotte!

  4. March 29, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    It sounds like you have had so much going on….I would have loved to have a break away over Easter. It sounds fab. I hope you get over your cold soon x

  5. Emma White
    March 29, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    wow do you ever sit down ha your always on the go sounds so exciting just how I love life I love Whitby

  6. March 29, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    It sounds like you had a busy week, I hope you get your sleep pattern back on track and can get to do some more exciting things 🙂

  7. Tori Gabriel
    March 29, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    Blimey! That is a REALLY busy week. How on earth do you cram so much in? Sorry your shoes got ruined on the climb.

  8. March 29, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Seems like you’ve had an amazing but busy week, so jealous about Good Charlotte! xx

  9. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    March 30, 2016 / 8:24 am

    I can’t wait to hear about your trip to Malta! We are thinking about a trip there next year.

  10. testingtimeblog
    March 30, 2016 / 10:20 am

    I didn’t do much on bank holiday apart from work. I thought it would be really busy being a 24/7 insurance company but we were so quiet. Made up for it since.
    Everyone had a fun busy week and all I did was work haha

  11. Little Steps
    March 30, 2016 / 10:55 am

    All those travelling makes me long to be single again! Haven’t done much since I had my daughter. No to be fair though, we still manage trips here and there. Have fun in New York! x

  12. March 30, 2016 / 11:25 am

    You’ll have to do a post on how to pack – I’m terrible at it, no way could I just pack hand luggage! Sounds like a crazy busy week – but a good one! I love my marble backdrop – I bet you’ll get so much use out of it!

  13. March 30, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    You’re always going to so many live music concerts! I should really do that more 🙂 Am impressed by your packing skills, I always cave and end up buying luggage online the night before!

  14. March 30, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    You went to Malta? That sounds so divine! I’m looking forward to hearing more about it.

  15. Cliona Kelliher
    March 30, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    I’d love to go to Malta any break from grey skies is fab at this time of year. You’ve definitely had a super busy week! Sorry to hear about the cold, hope it’s improving now.

  16. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    March 30, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    I went to Malta as a child and I still remember how beautiful it was there! Sounds like you had a fab week (minus the cold!) H x

  17. Laura
    March 31, 2016 / 3:43 am

    Where did you get the marble back drop from? I’d love to purchase some too! xxx

  18. Life Unexpected
    March 31, 2016 / 8:28 am

    I so want to go to Warped Tour. It is a dream to go one day. I always LOVE the line up. One day! Malta sounds so beautiful. A much needed getaway x

  19. Hannah Malanga
    March 31, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Wow seriously impressed you managed to get everything in to your hand luggage! I don’t think I could do that haha I too have been having terrible sleep although for me it is pretty normal

  20. March 31, 2016 / 10:56 am

    What was the freelance project that you took on? I like the sound of the Warped Tour too and well done for getting everything into your hand luggage.

  21. Yvonne
    March 31, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Oh a night out in covent garden, I am very jealous!! I hope you feel better soon x

  22. April 2, 2016 / 8:26 am

    I love these round up posts 🙂 We converted to travelling hand luggage only last summer and it makes travelling so much easier!

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