Five Things – Week 16

Five Things – Week 16

How the hell have I been doing this feature for 14 weeks already?! I have no idea where the year is going. Last week I published the feature a day later than usual due to bank holiday so this is only covering six days but it’s been an interesting week. The first few days were pretty much write-offs as I felt lazy and lethargic but I tried to make up for  it at the tail end of the week.

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Thursday, I had a catch-up evening with one of my best friends that involved cocktails, milkshakes, burgers and pretty much everything that I shouldn’t eat. But I needed it!
  • On Friday I had a trip to Ikea with my bestie and we had the famous Ikea meatballs (wow!) and I managed to pick up a few bits and pieces for my flat. You know the kind of stuff you don’t know you need until you see it.
  • Saturday morning I did the Color Obstacle Rush in Windsor so spent an hour of my morning running around throw inflatable obstacles and having paint thrown at me. It was pretty fun and a nice way to spend a Saturday morning.
  • Once I had cleaned all the paint off me I met up with two friends in London for drinks, food and catch ups and it was great. We are getting into more of a routine seeing each other and it was such a nice evening.
  • Sunday morning saw me and my bestie head out for brunch and then a trip to the local comic book store where I was very restrained and only bought two comic books and one pop figure. I can’t wait to get stuck into them!

Five Great Things To Happen

  • Seeing as my New York trip is now only just over two months away I have started to make some more plans (and to buy lists) and this has included booking an appointment at the Beauty Lab where they will create my own personalised lipstick to my exact requirements. Now just to decide what sort of shade I’m looking for.
  • I had my pass for Issues later this month confirmed. I bloody love the band and I am so excited to see them in a venue as amazing as Koko.
  • I booked a really last minute flight to Copenhagen for a quick one night stay on Friday 20th May as I needed a May trip anyway and I found a return flight for £40 which I just couldn’t turn down.
  • I found out my ESTA is still valid until next summer so at least I know that is one less thing I need to worry about prior to my trip to New York which is now 8 and a half weeks away *eek*
  • Due to changes in plans I actually had Sunday afternoon to myself. I did some tidying, took some photos, had a relaxing batch and began watching Orange is the New Black which I have been putting off for ages. It’s safe to say that I am hooked.

bath time

Five Things Which Sucked

  • After some shit which happened last week I feel like I’ve lost a best friend, someone who for a few weeks I spoke to everyday about everything yet now we hardly speak and I feel a bit empty.
  • I was all set to go to the gym pretty much every morning and a load of evenings but I just didn’t have the energy or want to go which has left me a little behind.
  • I put on weight yet again at Slimming World this week. I had a real hard look at my dieting and it’s appalling. I lost over 4 stone about 3 years ago and slowly have put it all back on. I know I can do it and I know what I need to do but I need to push myself to know it can be done again.
  • It’s been a few week since I’ve had my gel nails taken off and I keep having to cut my nails short because I can feel how weak they are underneath. I am hoping it doesn’t take more than a few months for them to grow out and come back a bit stronger.
  • It’s my Auntie’s birthday next week and I am really struggling to find anything to get her as she’s so hard to buy for. I have spent so much time scouring around but can’t find anything 🙁

Five Things  To Do Next Week

  • Clear out everything in both my bedroom and my spare bedroom/ office next weekend ready for my new carpet to be laid on Monday morning, eek.
  • In conjunction with the one above I want to throw out at least three bin bags worth of rubbish from my flat by having a massive spring clean!
  • Try and sort out a day to go to Enigma Escape. I have seen so many things about escape rooms and things and I have wanted to do something like this for ages, so now it’s time to convince some friends and get it booked.
  • Plan up the rest of my month’s work of blog content because things are going to start getting super busy from the end of May (even more so than usual) and I don’t want to fall behind.
  • Get back into a good habit with my gym going by doing a walk, two evening gym sessions, and two morning gym sessions. Wish me luck!
What have you been up to this week?


  1. Corinne C
    May 9, 2016 / 9:33 am

    I tired the meat balls before I went veggie and I didn’t really like them, haha. I feel like I’m missing out as everyone loves them and I was just like.. these are pretty basic!

    Sorry to hear that slimming world hasnt been working for you, maybe trying something else might help? I always find a new diet plan extra motivating so it might just be the push you need! I lost 3lbs last week but after going out on Saturday night and getting a take away when drunk, I’m back to 3lbs up today! Thanks body, how come it takes to long to lose weight but you gain it so quickly? FML haha.

    Corinne x

  2. Cassandra Mayers
    May 9, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Sounds like you got some good things planned 😀 Always good to plan 😀 Love reading your posts on what you are up to.

  3. May 9, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    I don’t know how you can keep up the blog so well with all the activities you do. You’re kind of amazing! Your NYC trip sounds soooo exciting!

  4. May 9, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    I sounds like you had an amazing week – can’t wait to hear all about your New York trip ! x

  5. May 9, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    I am so jealous of you going to New York, it is somewhere I have wanted to go for such a long time, I can not wait to hear about your trip when you get back.

  6. May 9, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Sorry to hear about the supposed best friend, it sucks when you lose a friendship but sometimes it is for the best. Hope you are ok xxx Thumbs up from me for buying comics aren’t they great?

  7. Victoria Jenkins
    May 9, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Losing friendships is always a tough one, I often reminisce now that i’m a parent what life would be like it one of my old best friends was still close. I love this post though, great concept and a really neat way to try and be productive with each and every day! x

  8. Melanie Edjourian
    May 9, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    I’ve never tried Ikea meatballs although a few of my friends have said they are quite good.

  9. Reclusive Fox
    May 9, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Well done for only getting two comics! Love Deadpool comics, they’re hilarious. Good luck with the gym sessions 🙂

  10. Mellissa Williams
    May 10, 2016 / 6:41 am

    i’m very envious of your trip to New York. I STILL haven’t been. I am also loving the sound of a personalised lipstick – that is so cool

  11. May 10, 2016 / 7:33 am

    You have been very busy as usual. Good luck with this week.

  12. Charli Louise Bruce
    May 10, 2016 / 8:50 am

    I hate losing friendships, I lost someone who was quite close to me last year and still now feel a bit lost. I can’t wait to hear all about New York, I’m counting down the days until you return haha! xx

  13. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    May 10, 2016 / 10:32 am

    I’m looking forward to hearing about NYC I love it there! Its a busy week for you again huh – there are always ups and downs but you have the hols to look forward to!

  14. Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth
    May 10, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Ups and downs and roundabouts. That’s life, I guess! Here’s to a fantastic next week x

  15. May 10, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Things happen, life is not perfect we just have to learn to look at the bright side of things. I know it sounds easier said than done but we should try 🙂

    I live in NYC I know you will love your trip! The bite beauty lab trip sounds fun I have yet to do that and I live here, maybe I will add that to my to do list this summer 🙂

    Babe just take things easy enjoy life we all have tough moments, just think about the good times and let be positive!!

    Have an awesome week ahead 🙂 Leslie xoxo

  16. May 10, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Reading your post always make me think how much you pack into all your awakening hours. You must be excited for your New York trip.

  17. May 10, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    Some great goals for next week! You’ve made me think what I need to put on my list now.

  18. Ickle Pickle
    May 10, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    What a busy time! I love that you just booked a flight for a night abroad! New York sounds amazing – lucky you 🙂 Kaz x

  19. Beth
    May 10, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    New York – wow! Amazing!
    and nothing better than a night in with the bestie is there!

  20. Kira L Curtis
    May 10, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    I’d love to read about your Colour Run! I was thinking about signing up for it, possibly next year! We had plans to go to IKEA this week but ended up going to Primark instead, will be going soon though! We did have some of the meatballs at home though (we bought them last time we went!). I know what it’s like to lose a best friend so I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through a rough patch, let’s hope that’s just what it is and everything sorts itself out soon!

  21. May 11, 2016 / 9:57 am

    Ikea food is actually the best, I would go there just to eat in the restaurant and buy stuff in the supermarket xD Never had their meatballs though so obviously it’s time for a trip back…

  22. May 11, 2016 / 10:27 am

    Wow I’m so jealous that you get to go to Copenhagen and New York! The Colour Obstacle Run sounds fun too.

  23. Leanne Dolan
    May 11, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Love that you booked a quick trip away for the end of May. Wish I was as spontaneous. Even though you are doing it as your monthly challenge to go somewhere!

  24. May 12, 2016 / 8:41 am

    I’d love to do a Colour Run, they sound so fun! You’ll love New York, I was there in February and it was fab. Make sure you see a show on Broadway!

    • May 12, 2016 / 10:03 am

      This will be my fourth time there and I blooming can’t wait. I have booked to see School of Rock and The Book of Mormon this year. x

  25. Hollie B
    May 15, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    I’ve never had meatballs at Ikea! Everyone keeps telling me how amazing they are! It’s on my list! New York was one of my dream holidays.. you will LOVE it. I’d go back anytime. x

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