Five Things – Week 21

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Five Things I Did This Week

  • I got back into the routine of going to the gym this week *hooray* going both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and I did feel great doing so. I need to keep this up and make sure that I get into more of a habit now.
  • On Wednesday evening, I had dinner round my Nan’s. I love spending time with my family and try to catch up with them as often as I can.
  • I managed to have a little bit of a relax on Thursday evening consisting of a bath, a TV show binge watch and an early night which was well needed!
  • I was at Download Festival this weekend which was a pretty great weekend despite the weather. I managed to see a couple of my favourite bands (Bury Tomorrow/ Beartooth) alongside some new favourites.
  • At Download I managed to catch up with some friends I haven’t seen in a while and watch some bands with them which was really nice. It’s so good at festivals managing to see people who I don’t see for months on end.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • There is a Tim Burton themed pop-up bar open in New York for a short period this summer and despite it being very tricky I managed to book two spots for myself and my friend to go when we are over there. Yes it’s at 11.30pm and yes it’s a Sunday evening but the images and design looks so amazing that I can’t not go!
  • I bite the bullet (no pun intended) and have decided to start a bullet journal. I have ordered my notebook (after extensive research), going out to look for pens and other bits and spend hours pouring over ideas of what to include inside it. I am really excited to get started with it. Expect a blog post about it once I’ve got used to it.
  • I managed to completely catch up with the new series of New Girl which culminated in Schmidt and Cici’s wedding which was beautiful. I love New Girl so much and don’t know what to do until next season πŸ™
  • I got an offer of a job interview for the awesome job I applied for last week but sadly I have had to turn it down because the wages were just a bit too low for me to consider compared to what I am on now and travel expenses. It was nice to know that they felt I was qualified but I did hate to have to turn it down.
  • I found out the hotel I am staying in in New York will allow me to ship post to them while I am there which means before I go I am going to make a Colorpop order saving me loads of money shipping to the UK *yay*

download mud

Five Things Which Sucked

  • As soon as I got home from Germany my boots broke πŸ™ I was toying with the idea of leaving them there as they were cheap ones and covered in mud but I thought no they might be good at other festivals, then they go and break.
  • The weather at Download was one of the absolute worst things, it rained pretty much none stop all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday so I spent a large proportion of the weekend damp. You might have seen some of the images floating about of the mud which was pretty bad.
  • On Sunday morning I had a little back spasm which left my back in a bit of pain all day. Fortunately by the evening it eased up but let’s hope it doesn’t come back.
  • My friend drove us both home Sunday evening when she had finished work at abou 12.30-1am and I had to go to work on Monday morning which was so tough after a few days away. This is going to be one long week.
  • Due to the excessive rain I ended up leaving my tent in the fields at Donnington. It was a pretty good tent because it didn’t leak and it was a nice size but it was just too damp to pack it up and I had no energy to put it down.

Five Things Β To Do Next Week

  • Start prepping ahead of the big festival of the year Glastonbury which I head to next week. I can’t wait for this one but I definitely want to be prepared.
  • Have a cinema trip. There are so many movies which have come out that I want to see including Warcraft, Me Before You and the new Ninja Turtles movie so I need to go!
  • Get my diet back in gear and lose some weight next week!
  • Go with my friend to aΒ Scuba DivingΒ class on Thursday. I really want to get my padi qualification so I can properly go diving in Hawaii next year so I’ve got to start somewhere.
  • Have a relax. This is the first week in ages where I only have a single day festival in a bit so I want to have a lie in at the weekend (Sunday) and just be a bit lazy.
What have you been up to this week?
June 13, 2016
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  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Oh I hate it when boots break! Mine broke last month, but it was just in time for the better weather so I wasn’t too heartbroken! I love the sounds of a tim burton pop up! Wow! H x

    June 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I am so jealous that you are going to Glastonbury – I hope you have an amazing time and I can’t wait to read all about it.

    June 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm
  • Reply clairecly

    It sounds like such a busy week and weekend! I bet the festival was fab πŸ™‚

    June 13, 2016 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    What an amazing week it sounds like you have had – I couldn’t believe some of the pictures I saw of Download it looked like the weather was so bad there! x

    June 13, 2016 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    How nice of the hotel to actually let you ship things to them before you arrive.

    June 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply StressedMum

    It sounds like you had a great week, a friend of mine was at Download as well, I hope your back is ok now x

    June 13, 2016 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply Beth

    Well done getting into a routine with the gym. I really can not wait to get back into my home workouts and feel better in myself again.

    June 13, 2016 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    Yaaaaaayyyyyy well done on going to the gym!!! Sorry to hear about your boots x

    June 13, 2016 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    Oh no its sad you had to turn the job down but your right you are worth more and I imagine they only have a limited range.

    June 13, 2016 at 9:54 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    That is so exciting that you got tickets to the Tim Burton pop-up! I think another job will come along that is more to your liking.

    June 13, 2016 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Northern Crumble

    Download festival enough said! Hope you had an amazing time, seen loads of pictures from my friends that were there it looked incredible

    June 14, 2016 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    I love New Girl – I need to watch the new season asap! x

    June 14, 2016 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Beautyqueenuk

    I am going to be so jealous of your Colourpop, I know I am x

    June 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    I need to go to cinema too. Not been in awhile.

    June 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Nicol Wong

    jealous of the tim burton pop up! get everything from colour pop πŸ˜‰

    June 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I was desperate to go to Download this year but it really sounds like the weather made it a bit miserable! πŸ™ Hope the music made up for it though!

    June 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply Leanne Dolan

    Ah exciting about the colourpop order! Such a good idea to avoid paying customs fees as you are already over there!

    June 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Good on you for getting back to the gym. I’ve been working out with a personal trainer but I really want to start a new gym membership too xxx

    June 15, 2016 at 12:51 am
  • Reply secretplussizegoddess

    What a week you have had! I went to Download a couple of years ago and thankfully the weather wasn’t too bad. I would have probably gone home looking at your pictures! x

    June 15, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Jessica

    High five for going back to the gym. I wish I will get the kick for me to do it. πŸ™‚

    June 15, 2016 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Helen Costello

    Ooh enjoy Scuba Diving! Hope the back feels better soon. Download sounded sooo muddy!

    June 16, 2016 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    I started a bullet journal recently and it’s helping me to get a little more organised!

    June 16, 2016 at 2:13 am
  • Reply Jemma Andrew-Adiamah

    I’ve always wanted to go to Glastonbury, it always looks so amazing!

    June 16, 2016 at 6:50 am
  • Reply Agata @BarkTime

    such a shame about your boots but hey look at the bright side… you can now go shopping for a new pair πŸ™‚

    June 16, 2016 at 3:51 pm
  • Reply Things Sarah Loves

    Ah I’m so sad I missed Download, it’s my favourite festival. Glad you had a great time. Pity about the weather though – must have been so muddy!

    June 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm
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