Five Things – Week 14

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Most weeks I struggle to find enough things to warrant putting in the ‘things I did’ or ‘great things to happen’ bits but for some reason this week has just been my week and it’s been bloody fantastic. The first week has been one of the best I’ve had for ages partially in fact that I’ve caught up with so many friends across the week, made so many plans and just tried to be overly positive, and it seems to be working.

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Monday evening, I enjoyed the sunshine which we have started to be getting and did a nice 3-mile walk with my friend through our local park. I am so excited for the lighter warmer evenings as I am hoping it encourages me to get active more.
  • On Tuesday evening, I had a lovely catch up meal with my friends from school. I am super lucky that the eight of us from secondary school still see each other fairly regularly. Tuesday night was made even better by a massive Lebanese buffet that we had.
  • On Friday night I went to the Royal Albert Hall to see Bring Me The Horizon and it was such a sensational because the performance was with the philharmonic orchestra and a choir. It was such a beautiful emotional night.
  • On Saturday evening I went to Camden to catch Counterfeit who are the punk band who include Jamie Campbell Bower who was in both Sweeney Todd and Twilight. We chilled out with the band to do an interview and caught their show which was incredible.
  • On Sunday evening we went to The Comedy Store for my friends birthday for an improv night and it was such a fun night. It made me realise how much I love comedy shows.

Five Six Great Things To Happen

  • I signed up to an Alice in Wonderland inspired virtual race where you upload walks or runs to complete a marathon. The virtual race can be completed over any time span and it’s done virtually on a route in Oxford which shows you characters as you head round. I am so excited to complete it so I can get my shiny Alice in Wonderland medal.
  • I finally had the last delivery of my acrylic makeup storage arrive and I am so happy with the way that my collection looks. Everything is far neater and easier to access and I have where possible grouped together products. Keep your eyes peeled on a post about this soon (below is a before shot).
  • On Thursday, I had my gel nails taken off and it was a lot better process than I thought. I’ve been getting gels taken on and off constantly for the past 7 years *oops* and finally decided it was time for a break and to let my nails recover. Fortunately my nails aren’t quite as thin as I thought and it didn’t hurt to buff and sort them *phew*
  • Somehow I managed to lose 2 and a half pounds at Slimming World. I am so happy because I didn’t go last week and then I was in Paris and I was scared I would have put on but I didn’t *happy dance*
  • I had an amazing catch up with my friend on Thursday evening after she disappeared for three weeks to Vietnam and Cambodia for a holiday. It was so nice to find out all about the trip and what’s going on in her life.
  • I’ve booked my tickets to see Civil War next Friday at 00:01. Yes I will be very tired on Friday at work but it will be well worth it.

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Five Things Which Sucked

  • My sleep pattern has been completely awful this week and I blame it on late night phone calls and distractions but I really do need to get back into some sort of routine.
  • I was meant to be heading to the gym on Wednesday morning but I was so tired that I just slept through my early morning alarm *oops*
  • I wasn’t in my flat pretty much all weekend so I haven’t had chance to have a spring clean so I definitely need to make an effort on Monday evening to have a proper clean up.
  • I was planning to rewatch a few episodes of Game of Thrones before the first episode of season six starts but I didn’t manage to so I’ll need to just go straight in and see how much I remember.
  • My car failed it’s MOT on Saturday which sucks. Kwik Fit quoted me £220 to fix it but I am going to do some shopping around.

Five Things  To Do Next Week

  • Sort everything out for my bank holiday weekend trip. Me and five of my friends are heading to a converted barn in Lincolnshire (I think) like we did last year to have a fun weekend away so I need to pack and sort everything out.
  • Plans some trips and days out with my best friend who has been on holiday for the last three weeks. It’s mad how much I’ve missed seeing her and I want us to go out and do some fun things.
  • Have a mini spring clean of my flat. As I have been so busy the last week or two I need to just have a few hours to blast through the house and have a tidy up/ clean.
  • Drop my car at a few different garages to get quotes for it’s failed MOT.
  • Sort out a whole load of blog images to plan my posts and schedule them in advance.
What have you been up to this week?
April 24, 2016
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  • Reply MadeFromBeauty

    Wow, loads went on for you this week! Sorry to hear your sleeping pattern has been messed up, it’s tough to get out of!

    April 25, 2016 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    OH my goodness what a fantastically amazing week you’ve had! Well jealous. 🙂

    April 26, 2016 at 5:57 am
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Wow, Bring Me The Horizon at the RAH with an orchestra? I bet that was incredible!

    April 26, 2016 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    What a fab week! Bring Me The Horizon with the philharmonic orchestra sounds AMAZING!

    April 26, 2016 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I think I am the only person who isn’t at all bothered about Game of Thrones ha x

    April 26, 2016 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I’ve never seen Game of Thrones, is it worth a watch? Even though I know a few spoilers!

    April 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Good luck with your Alice in Wonderland race what an awesome idea haha! x

    April 26, 2016 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Charli Louise Bruce

    It sounds like you’ve had another fantastic week! I’ve never watched Game of Thrones but I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m not interested in it or because I just watch far too many shows to add another one on x

    April 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    I saw the new Game of Thrones last night did you catch it, it was realy good, can’t wait until next week.

    April 26, 2016 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Wow thats a fab walk; I really want to get more active this summer too xxx

    April 26, 2016 at 11:56 pm
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    You have everything planned out. Nice. No clue what am doing for the bank holiday weekend.

    April 27, 2016 at 5:45 am
  • Reply Liz Mays

    You really pack a lot into a week. I’m exhausted at your schedule! You are always on the go!

    April 27, 2016 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Wow what a week – great weight loss, well done you! H x

    April 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Natasha Mairs

    That virtual reality Alice in Wonderland race sounds really interesting!

    April 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Ali

    Wow you really have had a fantastic week – very busy indeed! It’s made my week sound boring!

    April 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Emily Underworld

    That Alice in Wonderland virtual race sounds amazing, I’d love to have the link to check it out?
    – Emily from

    April 28, 2016 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Sally Akins

    I love this post, it’s so positive and cheerful! We’re going to see Civil War tonight, can’t wait – the boys can’t manage a midnight showing and then school afterwards 😉

    April 29, 2016 at 7:14 am
  • Reply Beth

    Sounds like a great week. A walk always does me good! well done on your weight loss!

    May 2, 2016 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    I like the sound of the Alice in wonderland walk and your trip to the converted barn sounds exciting.

    May 2, 2016 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    These lists are great, its like appreciating the good with the bad.

    May 2, 2016 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    What a busy week you have had and it’s so much fun when you’re able to catch up with friends. I am currently in Korea with my friends for a much needed catch up

    May 3, 2016 at 3:53 am
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