Five Things – Week 54

Five Things – Week 54

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Wednesday me and my other half headed into London to see Star Wars inspired metal band Galactic Empire and it was such a fun night full of music from the movies and some funny commentary.
  • On Thursday evening after going to Slimming World and popping into town I had a lovely relaxing evening including a Lush filled bath as per usual and re-doing my nails with some new gel polishes which came through today.
  • On Friday evening me and my other half headed to TGI Friday’s for a lovely dinner and then went to see Trainspotting 2 which was actually a pretty good movie. I loved how despite how much time had passed the feeling of the movie remained very similar to the original.
  • On Saturday we had a bit of a relaxing evening when ended in pizza making with some new gadgets we’ve got including the Pizza Steel and a small tabletop pizza maker. We ate all of our food while watching Role Models.
  • On Sunday I headed into Oxford to have a catch up with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a while and it was lovely to see her. We had a nice lunch, wondered around a few shops, went to the Natural History museum, and after I bid her farewell I headed to Atomic Burger with my other half and his friend which was an awesome looking restaurant but the food was only alright.

Five Six Great Things To Happen

  • After a successful first try of my slow cooker on Sunday I went to the butchers Monday morning to buy a pork shoulder and spent all day cooking pulled pork and it came out so well for a first attempt.
  • I booked the parking ticket for my trip to Amsterdam, doing stuff like this makes me realize the trip is slightly closer than I thought and it’s getting me super excited.
  • My dad has arranged a day to put up the shelves in my flat and I am so excited as I have had the idea in my mind for months’ and have been buying cute things for them so next weekend they’ll be up.
  • I have been pricing up and looking into getting a new car and after getting approval from my family and my other half on my ideas it looks like I’ll be going ahead. I am waiting on my friend to price up the car then it’s off for a test drive. I’m so excited!
  • I lost another pound and a half at Slimming World. My weight loss is going pretty slowly but that’s because I am having some odd cheat/ off diet meals when I go out but I am happy for it go slowly, I’m just super happy I lost this week!
  • Me and the other half booked a whole load of stuff this week to look forward to including tickets for Slamdunk in London where I’m showing him his first festival experience, we got tickets to the Green Day Hyde Park show which will be awesome, and we got some tickets to see Chris Ramsey play a small comedy show next month.

Oxford Uni

Five Things Which Sucked 

  • On Tuesday I felt quite ill so I wasn’t able to go to the gym and my aqua aerobics class like I had planned.
  • Despite my DA not changing when the update happened I checked Moz a few days later and saw it had gone down by 2 points. I am gutted as I had just about got over no increase and now I’ve found out that I dropped 🙁
  • On Tuesday I got a flat tyre on my car. I noticed my car didn’t feel right when I started coming out of my flat and I drove it probably longer than I should have before I was able to pull over. I felt completely helpless and had to call my dad to come and change the tyre for me. That’s what dad’s are for isn’t it?! Not only did it waste an hour but after taking it to the garage I ended up needing 2 tyres and wheel alignment so I had to drop a little under £200 to fix my car.
  • I went out looking for a new outfit in town but after popping in a few shops I couldn’t find anything that I liked, they had my size in and looked nice. I have my close friends’ engagement party I want an outfit for and Valentines’ Day so I have no idea what I’m going to do.
  • I booked tickets to see Russell Brand in December in London only to find out a day or two later that he’s playing a show in Watford which would have been so much easier for me to go to.

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Make plans for my boyfriends’ birthday. I want to make the weekend super special for him and I have a few ideas but I want to plan and finalize stuff soon so I can get excited too.
  • Clear out one of my wardrobes at home. I am planning on being ruthless with my clothing as I have so much so I am hoping to make a good dent.
  • See Lego Batman at some point. The showings seem to be pretty early for this but I am hoping I can get there next weekend.
  • Make a small plan for my Amsterdam trip and work out roughly what we want to do when we go.
  • Find a nice outfit to wear for Valentine’s Day. I rarely ever dress up and I fancy making an effort so I want to go out and find a nice dress, or something prettier than the standard jeans and vans that I wear day in day out.
What have you been up to this week?


  1. From Evija with Love
    February 7, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Such a lovely post.. I absolutely love the concept of this. My husband and I used to do this after holidays – come up with one thing you loved the most and one that wasn’t so great. Can’t believe how much actually happens to us in a week!

  2. February 7, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Well done on losing at Slimming World! And good luck with searching for a new car. I’m also looking for a new car at the moment x

  3. Hannah Latoya Bond
    February 7, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I love TGI Fridays. I saw Trainspotting 2 too last week. Thought it was very good x

  4. February 7, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    It’s so exciting that your Amsterdam trip is getting closer and you are starting to finalize some details. Glad to hear your first try with your slow cooker went well, they are such time savers.

  5. February 7, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I’m so jealous that you’re taking a trip to Amsterdam! Congrats on losing another pound using Slimming World.

  6. Joanna
    February 7, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    I’d so love to visit Amsterdam I’m definitely jealous you lucky thing. Well done on your loss at slimming world and good luck with getting your new car.

  7. February 7, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Oooh exciting news on the new car front! Have you any ideas of what you will be going for? x

  8. February 7, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Hope you manage to do something nice for your boyfriends birthday awww! The same happened with my DA too, I was the same on the update and when I checked again a few days later it had dropped two!!

  9. Laura
    February 8, 2017 / 4:23 am

    Ooh well done on your pulled pork coming out well. I’m yet to make it myself but its my hubbys fave so I really need to give it a go xxx

  10. February 8, 2017 / 11:32 am

    It’s really annoying when the MOZ stats drop down, but hopefully next time it will get better again.
    I’m happy to hear your first attempt in the slow cooker was a success 🙂

  11. Cathryn Daws
    February 8, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I need to check my Moz. Pizza making sounds like lots of fun! Hope you’re feeling better now.

  12. Angela Milnes
    February 8, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Such a nice place to visit, I’d love to go there to see this in live. Thanks for the info

  13. February 8, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Some fabulously great things have happened over your week, but I am sorry to hear about your Moz drop and then the flat tyre. I hope this week is much better for you x

  14. Karen Teresa Reekie
    February 8, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Sounds like a very busy week. Such beautiful flowers! How was Trainspotting 2?

  15. February 8, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    That sounds like one busy week! I’ve been wanting one of those pizza tabletop ovens for agessss!

    Kayleigh x

  16. sajad ahmad
    February 9, 2017 / 10:16 am

    I can understand, when you fell ill and you cannot go according to your plans

  17. Louise O'Brien
    February 9, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Wow I loved how you put what you had done, loved the idea of T2. so sorry you had a rough time thinking about a flat tyre. I was looking at DA, and the whole thing baffles me. After doing a bit of research on SEO. I got a feeling that your title tags do play a big part in your SEO. So with this in mind it is good to add key words to your title post, that may lift your DA, worth a try hey? X

  18. February 9, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    My moz went down too unfortunately! Good luck getting a new car 😀

  19. February 9, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I swear you always do more in a week than I do in a month haha! Sounds like you’ve had another good one, pizza making sounds very fun! My DA did the same and dropped from 25 (which I was SO excited to finally get to as I rebranded at the start of 2016) to 21 a few days later. Hoping it was just a massive glitch as it’s so gutting to be in the same place as I was in like Spring last year! Amsterdam sounds so exciting, I’d love to go! xx

  20. February 10, 2017 / 4:30 am

    It seems you had a busy and great week. I love pulled pork with beans in the slow cooker.

  21. Anton Listov
    February 10, 2017 / 9:12 am

    Sounds like a busy week, Rhian. Have fun in Amsterdam! Love that place 🙂

  22. kathryn Maher
    February 10, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    wow you have life sorted. Wish i was organised this well that i knew what i’d be doing next week. Will have to take a leaf out of your book.Hope Amesterdam goes well x

  23. February 10, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Ahh have an amazing time in Amsterdam, I love it there!
    A Star Wars metal band sounds amazing 🙂

    Dani x

  24. February 10, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Well done on losing weight. I bet Slam Dunk is going to be amazing!

  25. February 10, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Sounds like a crazy busy week. I’ve been making lots of comfort food in the slow cooker

  26. Jazmin Williams
    February 10, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Can’t get enough of LUSH! Planning to have a bath with the products after I’ve finished working on my blog. Have an amazing time in Amsterdam!

  27. Zena's Suitcase
    February 10, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    We are going to Amsterdam in 5 sleeps! I cannot wait, it’s going to be amazing. Well done on another lose with SW, I had the same lose this week too

  28. February 11, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    what a great idea for a blogpost, i hardly ever dress up for valentines!

  29. February 12, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Oh I love reading the exciting things you did and are planning to do. Wow a star wars metal band sound so cool, we have a few scif related bands here that are fun but Galatic Empire def takes the win.

  30. So far so Sabine
    February 12, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    I like Valentines, I want to go to the cinema and watch the second part of fifty shades of grey.

  31. Nazy Nazy
    February 12, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Am traveling to India next month so am busy in shopping these days 🙂

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