Five Things – Week 11


Another reasonably busy week and it’s felt like I have barely been at home much so much so that I left mine at 6.30am on Saturday and didn’t return until 10.30pm Sunday. I definitely think that I need some relaxation time sometime soon! This week I travelled up to Whitby in Yorkshire to spend a lovely weekend with a friend before she moves away. Here’s what else I’ve been up to.

Five Things I Did This Week

  • Tuesday was my first day back to work after my holiday but to make it better I had not one but two meals out (Lunch and Dinner, not a double dinner!) at Bella Italia. They were doing dry runs before they opened so all of the food was free and I managed to have a nice catch up with my friend before she goes on holiday.
  • On Thursday, me and my mum had a little shopping trip around Watford searching for birthday gifts for my dads’ birthday next week. It was a nice time to catch up and I picked up a few bits for myself as well as presents.
  • Friday I headed into London to see Knuckle Puck, Seaway and Boston Manor play at London’s Underworld and it was such a great night of feel good pop-punk music.
  • On Saturday me and my friend went up to ‎Whitby in Yorkshire and had a lovely day exploring the Whitby Abbey ruins, wondering around graveyards and going on a ghost walk. It was such a lovely evening away.
  • On Sunday I went to the Milton Keynes Imax to see Batman vs Superman with my friend. Without giving too much away it was a good movie but I think a little too much happened within it and it was just a bit too much.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • Kiko had a great offer going on which was buy 3, get 3 free and I took advantage of the offer and picked up 6 items for just £22. I could have easily spent more but I limited myself to one use of the offer and actually stuck to it for once.
  • The Moz update happened a few days earlier than planned and my blog DA increased from 23 to 26. This isn’t a massive jump but I am so happy to be over the allusive 25 which a lot of brands seem to want. It was also lovely as well to see so many well deserving bloggers have increased scores as well.
  • I’ve ordered some brand new storage for my makeup to house in my ensuite bathroom and I’m so excited for them to arrive so I can finally have an organised collection looking how I want it to.
  • I booked my Slamdunk travel for the end of next month to head to both Leeds and Birmingham legs of the festival and it’s made me even more excited for the shows.
  • I checked me and my friend in for our flights to Paris in about 10 days time and it’s made me super excited for our little trip away!

Whitby Abbey

Five Things Which Sucked

  • Due to coming from super hot to super cold temperatures this week I have had a really bad cold and it’s left my poor nose really sore.
  • I got a cold sore and I absolutely hate them, they’re such an annoyance and I’ve not really been able to wear lipstick all week because I don’t want to spread it 🙁
  • I put on 2 pounds at slimming world, I expected this as I had missed a week and been on holiday etc but it was a pain. I need to push myself to be really good again and maybe do some food diaries again.
  • Sadly between weigh in on Thursday and now I have been so bad with my diet due to not being at home much and relying on eating out. I have so little self control when it comes to food 🙁
  • Our drive up to Whitby on Saturday took us 7 and a half hours due to a one junction closure on the M1 and the diversion being at a complete standstill. I am glad I suggested we left so early otherwise we wouldn’t have had time to do much.

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Not freak out on Monday at my first ever blogger event. I’m going to the Bloggers Hangout afternoon tea party in the evening and I’m pretty nervous as I’ve never been to an event before.
  • Watch Labyrinth, I have failed at this for two weeks now and I need to change this. I have the DVD sat in my room and I need to create an evening where I relax in bed and watch a movie.
  • Go and look at carpets next weekend. I have lived in my flat for three and a half years and have always hated the creamy coloured carpets in my room and my spare room/ office and finally I have the money to be able to get it replaced. It’s sad how excited I am to look at carpet.
  • Finish updating the alt-text on all of my images which were transferred over from my Blogger blog. This is about the only outstanding thing to do since my move over.
  • Do a batch load of photos so I can schedule in advance all of my weeks posts.
How has your week been? What have you been up to?
April 4, 2016
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  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    What a great week you have had, I have to admit mines been a bit meh, not done much at all. x

    April 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Rosana McPhee

    I never been to Leeds and Birmingham. Paris is a magical city R

    April 4, 2016 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Tori Gabriel

    LOL. You STILL haven’t got round to watching Labyrinth?! That’s been on your to do list for ages! I’m like that with movies I need to see. Hope to see your thoughts on it next week. X

    April 5, 2016 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I can’t wait to hear about your trip to Paris! I haven’t been for a couple of years, but I would go back in a heartbeat,

    April 5, 2016 at 11:24 am
  • Reply StressedMum

    You did have a busy week, my DA score jumped above 25 as well which made me very happy. We went to Paris last year and had a great time would love to go back again. Hope you are feeling better soon x

    April 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Secretplussizegoddess

    WOW what a busy old time you have been having. Definitely get Labyrinth watched! It’s great x

    April 5, 2016 at 1:52 pm
  • Reply Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Sounds like a tiring weekend! I like to stay in on the weekends whenever I can, like a good rest 😉

    April 5, 2016 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    well done on your DA increase, it’s hard work to get it to rise.

    April 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply The London Mum

    Bet Paris will be amazing! So jealous. And isn’t it so weird how good a great moz update feels? lol. x

    April 5, 2016 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    Yay well done so glad your DA went up because you deserve it hun! Mine went up too. How often do you go and see bands? xx

    April 5, 2016 at 11:27 pm
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    You had a busy week. Happy with the DA update too.

    April 6, 2016 at 1:01 am
  • Reply Laura

    Ooh I love Kiko makeup so want to see if this offer is still on as if it is I’ll certianly be taking advantage of it. Thanks for the heads up! xxx

    April 6, 2016 at 1:32 am
  • Reply Charli B

    I’m super happy with the DA update too, you deserve the rise as your blog is great! I’m a massive lover of Kiko so I wonder if the offer is still on, might have to pop to Oxford Street to see xx

    April 6, 2016 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Liz Mays

    That’s so exciting with the Moz update! I’m happy for you. I love that you got to sample that restaurant twice for free too.

    April 6, 2016 at 12:51 pm
  • Reply

    This is such a great idea for a post that I think I will try and do something similar. 🙂 It’s nice to look back on as a diary in case you’re talking about something and you’ve forgotten when it happened or something like that too. 🙂 I’m very happy that your DA went up, so did mine!! 🙂 Yay. 🙂 The photos from the abbey are beautiful and I bet you will have a great time in Paris. I love Paris <3


    April 6, 2016 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply Bex Smith

    I haven’t been to Watford in so long! You must come to the herts meetup I am trying to arrange! Also I ADORE Whitby!

    April 6, 2016 at 8:32 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Yes! Just tell me where and when and hopefully i’ll be about! x

      April 6, 2016 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Emily Rose Vass ♡

    I love this post it’s such a great way to update everyone about how you are getting on!

    April 6, 2016 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    I do love these series – I like the focusing on the positive and acknowledging the less than positive, but in a moving forward sort of way. 🙂 Sorry to hear about the weight gain, but it sounds like you had a fab week nonetheless!

    April 7, 2016 at 5:21 am
  • Reply Nicol Wong

    have fun in paris! i love the patisserie there nom. you got me looking at kiko now!

    April 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    Great post – also you mentioned Bella Italia! I absolutely love that place – have you tried the pasta Marco Polo? It’s my absolute fave!

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    April 8, 2016 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Purely Amy

    Everyone has said the same thing about Bman vs Sman. I think they just hyped it up too much and it was a money whore…still, I want my own opinion so I’ll probably end up seeing in the cinema..

    April 8, 2016 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Sounds like a very eventful week! I’ve never heard of Blogger Hangout events! x

    April 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Ickle Pickle

    Wow – busy week! We have been away since Monday visiting family – just got back a couple of hours ago. The Kiko make up offer you had was great – my daughter loves Kiko. Kaz x

    April 8, 2016 at 6:55 pm
  • Reply Ali

    Wow it sounds like you have had a great week and you also have lots of exciting things coming up too!

    April 9, 2016 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    bella Italia sounds yum and well done on your moz increase 🙂 Angela

    April 9, 2016 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    Isn’t Whitby amazing? So atmospheric, it’s surreal. Hope your health is on the mend now. x

    April 11, 2016 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Candace

    I love Whitby, such s gorgeous little seaside town. You really did have a busy week. Hope your Dad has a lovely birthday

    April 12, 2016 at 2:43 am
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