Five Things – Week 13

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Eiffel tower skyline

This week saw my latest out of country escape, this time to Paris where I spent four days with my friend exploring the city, eating macaroons and walking more in four days than I usually do in a week and a half (crazy!) The rest of the week before this was pretty peaceful as I packed and waited for my early morning alarm call.

5 Things I Did This Week

  • I recovered from my Rough Runner event (pretty much) and didn’t even attempt to go to the gym until Wednesday afternoon as I was sore and achy but by then I had just about recovered (other than the bruises).
  • On Monday I had my patch test for a batch of Soprano laser treatment and Tuesday was my first treatment. After 3 sessions of IPL on my underarms, I decided to carry on with this area and add in my full bikini. It’s an odd feeling exposing yourself in front of someone but I was so happy that the treatment didn’t hurt at all.
  • I got to have a great catch up with my friend who came with my to Paris across Wednesday evening and our four days in the capital which was great.
  • On Thursday evening, I caught Don Broco and Bring Me The Horizon in Paris and it was such a great show because the crowd really got into the show and it really showcased that language isn’t a barrier when it comes to music.
  • I had my four days in Paris and it was such a wonderful trip full of exploration and macaroons- expect a full post soon.

5 Great Things To Happen

  • I picked up my final piece of acrylic makeup storage from Muji (which the team kindly put aside as I can never find it instore) to complete my massive rejig of my storage. Expect to see a post about it very soon once it’s organised.
  • Across the four days I was in Paris I walked over 20,000 steps a day and on two days we achieved 30,000 so I know that I got a lot of exercise in across the trip.
  • For my birthday earlier this year my friend bought me a time out card and I finally got around to sorting it out and it arrived so I can now keep a eye open for deals with it.
  • Easyjet announced a batch of new flights for the end of the year which were really good prices so I booked a weekend in Geneva with some friends in December to explore the Christmas markets and have a nice weekend.
  • There were multiple Sephora’s in Paris and I managed to buy myself a few treats and things which I am excited to try out.

Eiffel Tower at night

5 Things Which Sucked

  • Since my obstacle run on Sunday, I have developed even more bruises and the one on my left knee is seriously impressive. It’s still a deep purple/ blue and covers my entire knee. Eek
  • Because of my trip away, I had to miss Slimming World this week which means I am a week behind. Hopefully this will be a positive though and give me more time to push for a loss.
  • I pretty much had no sleep on Wednesday night as my alarm went off at 2.30am to get ready to head to the airport. Because I was going on holiday this shouldn’t really have been a negative but I bloody love sleep and getting up not much later than I usually fall asleep is horrendous.
  • This week was the week that my friend moved back to Germany and although I know that it’s going to be great for her I am going to miss her loads.
  • While I was away the handle on my suitcase broke which means that it doesn’t pull the whole way up. It made moving it around pretty tricky.

5 Things  To Do Next Week

  • I think it’s about time for another cult movie to be watched and Fight Club is next on my agenda. I have the DVD watching in my room so that is on the hit list this week.
  • Get my nails fixed. It’s been over a week since I lost a gel nail at Rough Runner and I really need to get them fixed as it isn’t looking good.
  • See my friend and have a proper catch up now she’s back from her holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia which I am insanely jealous of.
  • Make my own bath bombs. I found some guides online on how to create some yourself and I am intrigued to see whether I can make some creations of my own to try out in a relaxing bath. Wish me luck!
  • Get my dad round to my flat to pop some bits and pieces up on my wall. Due to my flat being a new build I have to be super careful with putting things up due to pipes and things.
What have you been up to this week?
April 18, 2016
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  • Wow it sounds like you have had an amazing week and all those steps in Paris WOW! x

  • Charli Louise Bruce

    I am always so jealous when I read your five things posts! It sounds like you had a wonderful time in Paris and I can’t wait to see what you got from Sephora x

  • You had a great time. I need a holiday so badly.

  • Elizabeth

    Yay Paris! I walked about 50 miles while I was in the city for five days last year. Such a beautiful place. Well done on the obstacle run too – that sounds like loads of fun, bruising aside!

  • Cassandra Mayers

    I always love reading these from you. Sort of gives you a incite to someone elses life :)

    Last week was a good week. I went to the farm with my friend and Lily, then at the weekend headed to my mother in laws and she took care of lily while we went to my partners friends birthday which was great because we haven’t been out in ages.

    This week I have my parents visiting for the weekend and they arrive tomorro so super excited, but that does mean i need to try and clean my home from top to bottom which is impossible haha

  • Beautyqueenuk

    Oh wow you have been busy and I hope the bath bombs turn out alright, hopefully you will share them with us x

  • You are going to love Fight Club when you watch it. I want to try making bath bombs too.Also, your trip to Paris sounded wonderful!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    OMG what an amazing week, it looks like you had an amazing time. Mine was boring in comparison.

  • Oh wow it sounds like you’ve had a brilliant time. It’s also such a great idea to do these. As I’ve said before, I should do the same, or something similar. I used to do a post that summed up the last month in photos, so I might start doing that again as it’s nice to look back on. :) Paris is such a lovely place and I’m glad you had a lovely time. :) But yes, you do need good shoes for walking around. :) xx


  • Oh wow, your weekend in Geneva just before Christmas sounds perfect. I bet you will have an amazing time.

  • Yes please watch Fight Club it is such a cult classic and I am curious to know about your bikini treatment. I was thinking it would be painful so I am surprised you said it didn’t hurt? Also please make your own bath bombs and include a tutorial I would love to learn!

  • Bex Smith

    Glad you had a good time in Paris! Good luck for Slimming World when you next weigh in, Paris isn’t very SW friendly food wise is it haha x

  • Looks like you have had a busy but enjoyable time.Trip to Geneva sounds great.

  • jealous that you’re going to geneva! i actually haven’t watched fight club myself. think i need to watch it to see what all the hype is

  • Glad you had a lovely time in Paris and saw some great live music! If you make your own bath bombs I’d be really interested to see how you went about it and how it turns out :) x

  • Jessica

    Well-managed week. I am excited to hear the stories of your friend who came back from Vietnam and Cambodia! Haha

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