Five Things – Week 50

Five Things – Week 50

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Monday 2nd January I planned a London day out for me and the other half which included going to the Star Wars Exhibition at the O2 Arena which was really interesting. We then had cake at Hummingbird, finally made a trip to Patty and Bun (hands down one of my favourite burgers), headed to Forbidden Planet and went to the huge Lego store on Leicester Square where I bought my first lego pieces.
  • On Wednesday I had a lovely dinner out with my friend who I hadn’t had a proper catch up with for ages. We opted for Wagamama’s so I could attempt to be healthy and it was a lovely evening.
  • On Thursday I had a relaxing evening in with the other half where I cooked us a nice healthy meal and we watched Attack of the Clones. We’ve been working our way through the Star Wars trilogies and are almost there.
  • On Friday evening I was invited along to a comedy show in Camden and it was a fun evening. The comedians were pretty good and it was a nice relaxing change of atmosphere.
  • On Saturday I headed to my other halves house for the first time and we made a trip into Uxbridge which was strange as I hadn’t been there since the uni days. We went to the cinema and saw Assassians’ Creed followed by the creation of a food baby in Frankie and Bennys.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • I sorted out my first few brand contributions for my blog for the year and it looks like January will be a great start to the year in regards to both monetary posts but also brand collaborations.
  • Other than my weekend I managed to meal plan every day last week and every day this week so I can keep on track with my Slimming World routine but also plan better when I’m buying food. I am so bad at throwing food away that I need to be better.
  • I met my other halves parents for the first time. The concept was initially very scary as I haven’t met a guys parents for about 7 years’ but they seemed lovely and I was made to feel totally relaxed.
  • I made my very first large scale lego piece when we bought one of the Star Wars planes. I didn’t realise quite how theraptic it could be making lego.
  • I bought a Brevil halo fryer and I am so excited to see get into using it and making loads of yummy healthier foods. I’ve seen loads of people on Slimming World use them for chips but it can be used for so much more too.


Five Things Which Sucked 

  • It was the week when we went back to work and while we only went back on Tuesday it felt like such a long weekend getting back into the routine.
  • I chose this week to sort out the broken links on my site and while I didn’t have too many (I try to tackle them monthly) it’s crazy how many can fit through the net.
  • I booked into two Pedal X classes this week and didn’t go to either of them as I was super super tired and couldn’t face getting up early. I need to get my body into a routine of going to bed earlier so I can hack waking up in the mornings.
  • I put a tumbler which turned out to be non-dishwasher safe into the dishwasher and now I’ve ruined how cute the slogan was *boo*
  • I put on 3 and a half pounds at Slimming World. This was over the whole Christmas/ New Year period as I didn’t weigh in between the two so I shouldn’t be too annoyed. I am drawing a line under 2016 when it comes to my weight and starting again fresh.

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Having a lovely relaxing birthday but not go too overboard with my food and drink intake over the weekend
  • Read at least one graphic novel. I have such a big collection of unread graphic novels and I want to get back into the routine of reading them so I can explore more universes’.
  • Try and sort out an appropriate shelf for my Pop Vinyl. Ikea turned out to be unsuccessful and I am pretty sure it’s going to need to be custom made so it’s something I need to look into.
  • Head to Boots before work on Wednesday when their 70% sale goes live and grab some more bargains including some presents which I am sure I’ll keep until next Christmas like I did last year.
  • Have a laptop free evening on Thursday when I have a relaxing night in.
What have you been up to this week?


  1. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    January 9, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Oooh, you have just reminded me that Wagamamas have loads of healthy options. Will be heading there soon.

  2. January 9, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Sounds like you had a pretty good week, we go to Uxbridge quite a bit as that is where my husband is from and his friends are all that way, so he meets up with them and I shop 🙂

  3. January 9, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Sounds like a decent start to 2017 – the Star Wars exhibition sounds fun! I really want to see Assassin’s Creed too, think I’m going on Tuesday!

  4. January 9, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Once again you have had a fun and busy week. It sounds like the good outweighed the bad, which is wonderful. I love your little star wars lego set you built, it is cute. Congrats on meeting the other halves parents, I’m glad it went well x

  5. January 9, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I hate when I goof and put a non-dishwasher safe item into the dishwasher by accident! I need to get through the Star Wars trilogies like you are. I hope you find some great boots!

  6. Hannah Latoya Bond
    January 9, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Looks like you had a good week. I really like that makeup bag in the photo

  7. January 9, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I love reading about what you get up to! I really want to try Patty & Bun too! xo

  8. January 9, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Great post! I’ve heard great things about Wagamamas, I’d love to try it. Good luck with Slimming world, it worked for me in the past. Don’t worry about Christmas though, like you said, draw a line under it! You can do it!

  9. Deborah Nicholas
    January 9, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Oh i love the idea of 5 things, it looks like youve had a good week and those brushes are amazing!

  10. January 9, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I want to know more about this other half of yours, it sounds like things are going really well. I am so pleased xx

  11. fashion-mommy
    January 9, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Oh my! Thanks for the heads up about the Boots sale, will be heading there too I think!

  12. Jazmin Williams
    January 10, 2017 / 4:04 am

    Happy early birthday! I’m hitting the sales this week, so Boots is on my list. By the way I LOVE that NBC makeup bag! Where did you get it? My cousin would be all over it, haha.

    • January 10, 2017 / 10:31 am

      I actually got it from Hot Topic before Christmas. They had half price international shipping so I couldn’t not make an order! Thanks x

  13. Savi and Vid
    January 10, 2017 / 4:33 am

    I love your weekly lists Rhian – such a great way to take stock of life and live mindfully during the next week 🙂

  14. Annie Brooks
    January 10, 2017 / 6:08 am

    Nice weekly list there… question is are you going to pedal x next week?! You can do it! Just think how amazing you will feel after you have been. I get up at 5am actually and go to bed about 9.30pm every night. I train so much better first thing as then I know it is done and dusted for the day.

    • January 10, 2017 / 10:30 am

      I am definitely going to push myself into it. I am trying to get into a habit of waking up earlier in general which will help x

  15. January 10, 2017 / 9:18 am

    I had no idea there was a Star Wars exhibition on at the 02 – my other half would love to go to this x

  16. January 10, 2017 / 10:43 am

    As if you have never built lego before?! lol I am so glad you have now rectified that or your life just would not be complete haha definitely don’t envy the meeting of the parents, always ahted that

  17. Charlotte
    January 10, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I love Wagamamas! Unfortunately we don’t have one near us anymore. Happy birthday for next week! x

  18. Emma White
    January 10, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    I am a lego master thanks to 6 kids and broken links are the pain of my life for sure

  19. January 10, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Sounds like you had a great week last week. Have a brilliant Birthday next week

  20. francesca
    January 11, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    So awesome that you met your partners parents! I Remember how daunting that is so welldone for getting through it!! I also love building up lego! And have a lovely birthday next week!!!

  21. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    January 11, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Oohh meeting your other halves parents for the first time sounds exciting!

  22. January 11, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I miss those London days out. Hopefully, I’ll get the chance to do it again during February.
    Wishing you to have the greatest birthday next week 🙂

  23. Baby Isabella
    January 11, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    The Star Wars event at the O2 sounds intriguing. My folks went to Star Wars Celebrations last year and really enjoyed that. We hated going back to work last week!

  24. January 13, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Overall it all sounds quite good to me! I have a big Star Wars Lego lying around that the step son isn’t bothered about anymore and I may just have a go at it myself. x

  25. Angela Milnes
    January 18, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I really love the look of those make up brushes. The Star Wars Lego is super cool too.

    Ang Xx.

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