Five Things – Week 26

Five Things – Week 26

This week was an odd one being my first week back to work after my holiday and experiencing what in the UK is a complete heatwave meaning a lack of sleep and difficulty knowing what to wear. It’s been a nice week catching up with people and getting back into some sort of routine.

Five Things I Did This Week

  • When I returned back from New York I had a lovely catch up meal with my family to see everyone and hand out presents. It was nice to see everyone again because although I wasn’t gone long I’m used to seeing my family quite often.
  • I got back into my gym routine and managed to go back twice this week and also hit my 10,000 steps on the day which I didn’t head to the gym so I felt pretty productive.
  • On Friday night I had a catch up meal with a friend at Pizza Express and was able to give her the present I got her from my holiday.
  • On Saturday lunchtime I went to an afternoon tea with a friend in our town centre and it was such a great deal on Groupon.
  • After my lunch I went into London and had a catch up day with a friend which involved bowling and Nando’s.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • Within two days of coming back from America I had completely unpacked, washed all my clothes and deprepped from my holiday.
  • I had my third laser appointment on Monday evening and it seems to be going really well. Because I was in London I made my first trip to the central’s Forbidden Planet which is incredible. I managed to pick up three pop figures which I couldn’t find in NY.
  • The sun has been shining for most of the week and it has been so nice to have heat and nice weather. I was kind of hoping for some breeze after the heat in New York but I’m actually glad of it.
  • I managed to catch 7 Pokemon on one walk to the shops on Sunday, sad I know but it’s start to my collection. Having only opened the game about four times I feel I am doing okay.
  • I managed to get back on track with my blog work having scheduled up and completed images for quite a few posts.

Sephora Anatasia

Five Things Which Sucked

  • Going back to work wasn’t the easiest thing when I’ve not donned my smart clothes and gone to work for eight days. It wasn’t too bad as the weather was so nice and the week went relatively quickly.
  • It’s been so hard to sleep this week because of the heat. I know the sunshine is a great thing but it’s been a week of less sleep than normal.
  • I realised quite how bad at bowling I am after my friend almost doubling my score when we went on Saturday.
  • Having planned to eat at the mac and cheese store in Camden Market we turned up at 430pm and they had closed *gutted*
  • I have a feeling that I have ruined a friendship with someone I was very close to by being too open and pushing things more than I should have.

Five Things  To Do Next Week

  • Go back to Scuba. I didn’t go when I got back from New York as I had such a manic week but I need to go back so I can order my PADI qualification kit.
  • Plan an epic day in London with my bestie for next Saturday. We have reasonably regular days out in London and I need to plan it to make sure it’s amazing.
  • Have one evening/ day (either Friday evening or Sunday daytime) and have a relax; I’m taking full out face mask, bath, bubbles, watch a movie. Proper me time.
  • Start job hunting. I have been at my current job for 2 years now and I want to have an explore out and see what oppurtunities are out there, what skills I’ll need for those jobs etc.
  • Book tickets to Friends Fest which is happening in Stevenage later this year.
What have you been up to this week?


  1. July 24, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    The heat has been a too much this last week. Happy it has cooled down now.

  2. July 24, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Very impressed that you’d unpacked and done all your washing within two days of your trip! Sometimes takes me weeks haha

  3. Joanna
    July 25, 2016 / 7:16 am

    Sounds like a busy week. I would definitely not have our washing unpacked and all done within 2 days of being home from holiday.

  4. July 25, 2016 / 7:46 am

    I love going for afternoon tea, it’s such a treat! I need to book one soon as it’s been awhile since I’ve been.

  5. *Beth Twinderelmo*
    July 25, 2016 / 7:52 am

    Ah what a simple but great idea to realise what you have done/achieved! I need to get back in the gym but like you say if you can’t sleep in this heat the gym would be hellosh!

  6. LaaLaa
    July 25, 2016 / 8:07 am

    Bowling, I use to be real crap at it too, sides up n all but last time I went, I won! LOL so not so bad after all!

  7. July 25, 2016 / 11:32 am

    You can’t ruin a friendship by being too open, you were honest and no doubt being a good friend. It may take time for your friend to see that.

  8. Hannah Latoya Bond
    July 25, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Did you go to New York too. I just came back from there a few days ago. i loved it, i miss it already x

  9. Sarah (@tamingtwins)
    July 25, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    This post is such a great idea for keeping track of what you’ve done and what you’re planning, I use my Bullet Journal, but this is much more publicly accountable, isn’t it?!

  10. July 25, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    I am trying to get back into my gym routine post holiday too, so hard!

  11. PrettyLusciousThings
    July 25, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    WOW! You managed to pack in loads in your week the best I can do is go to work and spend some time sofa surfing. You’ve inspired me to be more active and now I’m jonesing for a Pizza Express!

  12. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    July 25, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    That pizza!!! THAT pizza!! you always make me feel like I haven’t done enough with my week haha!

  13. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    July 25, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    You unpacked within 2 days? Go you! I still have unpacking it do from my trip in May haha.

  14. Melanie Edjourian
    July 25, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Wow that’s fast unpacking. You’ve been busy. I need to look on groupon for a good afternoon tea.

  15. fashion-mommy
    July 25, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Your week sounds busy and brilliant fun. Guess you’re enjoying your summer…except for the lack of mac and cheese.

  16. Nayna Kanabar
    July 25, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    What an eventful week you have had it sounds like you packed in so much socialising.

  17. July 25, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Glad you enjoyed your first trip to Forbidden Planet, isn’t it great to find cool geek toys?

  18. July 26, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Forbidden Planet is great 🙂 Good luck with your job hunt x

  19. July 26, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Sounds like a busy week – you socialise in a few days more than I do in a month haha. I have yet to join the Pokemon Go craze – may not resist much longer.

  20. July 26, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    I felt like that a couple weeks back that I ruined a good relationship but will see. I am just getting into pokemon myself and caught 6

  21. July 26, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    I hope you enjoy your pamper session and that you enjoy your day out with your bestie 🙂

  22. Ickle Pickle
    July 26, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Oh what a time you have had – busy bee! The heat has come and gone for us really, and we too are Pokemon hunting! Good luck with the job hunting too! Kaz x

  23. Tanya Brannan
    July 27, 2016 / 10:43 am

    I always love reading your 5 things posts, you have such a fun and exciting life. I went to Forbidden Planet a couple of weeks ago and loved all the POP figures!

  24. July 27, 2016 / 11:41 am

    Best of luck with the job hunt -Hope you have a lovely day in London too!

  25. Viki Marden
    July 27, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    I love the idea of this. So simple. It must have been hard to get back into work. x

  26. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    July 27, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    So jealous you got 7 pokemon in one walk – I feel like I have run out of pokemon in my town!! x

  27. Bethany Naismith
    July 28, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Sounds like a really fun and productive week! Good luck for the job hunt lovely ☺️

  28. sarah Lea
    July 28, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Oh gosh don’t get me started on not sleeping in the heat!! It’s been SO hot. Anyway, it sounds like you had a good week! Well done getting back into the gym routine and 10,000 steps. I’ve been doing 10k steps a day! It isn’t always easy is it?! xx

  29. July 29, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    I started playing Pokemon Go too, but then I got a little too caught up in it so deleted the app. It’s TOO much fun, lol. Good luck exploring the job possibilities out there!

  30. Mummygadgetgeek
    August 10, 2016 / 7:52 am

    7 Pokemon, yay 🙂 which team are you? I’ve managed to remove my account from my app and now it won’t let me sign in with it any more, very sad as I was doing well…

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