Five Things – Week 57

Five Things – Week 57

My last week has been a complete mixture, Thurs- Sun was crazy busy with a day out and then a three day trip to Amsterdam which was so much fun, but the earlier part of the week was more relaxed. I can’t believe that this is my 57th week doing my five things post, at the beginning of last year there was no way I’d have thought that I’d keep up with a regular post like this but it’s crazy. Here’s a rundown of how my week went.

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Monday I had a nice relaxing evening in including a pretty pink Lush filled bath, a mindless movie, and a nice dinner. I am trying to get into the habit of having one night a week to myself to relax and take care of myself.
  • On Thursday I had the day off work and when my other half finished work just after lunch we had an awesome day out which included a trip to Top Golf where he got to experience how awful I was, a trip to the bowling alley where we worked out I wasn’t THAT bad and then dinner at Bella Italia which was super yummy.
  • At about 3am on Friday morning I headed to Luton airport with my friend to go to Amsterdam and it started with Aspire Lounge Access. I’d never have considered it before but there was loads of yummy food and drink and it was super relaxing. Keep your eyes peeled for a post all about it soon.
  • The main reason we chose this weekend for Amsterdam was because my friend wanted to see The Weeknd in concert and I have to admit he was awesome and I knew a lot more of the music than I thought I would.
  • And of course the rest of my time was spent enjoying Amsterdam and we managed to squeeze quite a lot into our time. I’d been once before but pretty much didn’t see anything then so it was nice to explore and see the city.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • My dad finally got my new shelves up in my flat which means esthetically my flat is starting to look more like I want it to.
  • After a few invoices’ got paid I managed to buy a few Joseph Joseph items for my kitchen that I had been lusting after for ages including some new chopping boards and a brand new set of knives. I can’t believe how excited I am getting over kitchen things recently.
  • I told my other half what we’re doing for his birthday so I can now reveal it here; I’m taking him to Paris for the weekend. We’re going to do a whistle stop trip to the French capital and bring his birthday in in style.
  • When I got back from Luton airport on Sunday evening my other half was waiting for me at my flat with a massive bag of Nando’s food. It was such a nice thing to come home to.
  • Me and my friend booked to do the Olympic Slide when we’re in London next weekend and I am so excited, and a tiny bit nervous as it’s blooming tall.

Amsterdam Canal

Five Four Things Which Sucked 

  • I missed Slimming World again this week and I know I’ve been really bad so I’m scared that things have gone back to how they were post- Christmas.
  • My dad came back around while I was away to sort out some bits in my flat which means I didn’t clean too much before he came as I knew there would be mess. This meant when I got back from Amsterdam my flat was pretty messy.
  • Our flight home from Amsterdam ended up being delayed for about an hour meaning we got back a bit later and I didn’t get as much time to relax and unpack as I would have liked. Damn Easyjet.
  • Due to some less than perfect weather we didn’t manage to go up the observatory tower in Amsterdam which is a shame as it’s one of the only things I’d have liked to do but didn’t get the chance to.

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Try and book a date to go to the DC Lego exhibition which has opened up in London as it looks awesome
  • Keep an eye on the Moz update next Wednesday when hopefully my lost points from last time will appear again
  • Start clearing out my main wardrobes in my bedroom and be ruthless with my clothing
  • See Logan. It comes out properly on Wednesday and I need to see the movie as early as possible to avoid spoilers
  • Re-book my annual travel insurance and ensure it covers me for everything I’ll need in Hawaii
What have you been up to this week?


  1. February 27, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    I really love your 5 post, posts. Im so jealous about your trip to Amsterdam, we go back to Holland In July and I’m so looking forward to spending a day in the City, its such a wonderful place. Hope you have a lovely week ahead x

  2. February 27, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    Sounds like another great week for the most part. Glad to hear your Dad was able to get your shelves up. Your other half must be so excited for his birthday, a trip to Paris!

  3. February 27, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    ooo how awesome of you taking your other half to paris! lucky him 🙂 that should be a good weekend

  4. Jodie Whitham
    February 27, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Some great things 🙂 I wish i travelled as much as you! Would love to see weeknd x

  5. February 27, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I do enjoy these kinds of posts. I’d love to go back to amsterdam x

  6. Healthy & Psyched
    February 27, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Great post- I never knew there was going to be a Lego exhibition!! I’d love to go!

  7. Melanie Edjourian
    February 27, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Wow I bet your other half was over the moon. A visit to Paris sounds like a wonderful birthday gift.

  8. February 27, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Oh my god. I am so jealous, I would love to go see the Weeknd he is one of my faves and in Amsterdam too? So epic x

  9. Joanna
    February 27, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    Looks like a great week I’m so jealous of u going to Amsterdam and now Paris too very lucky.

  10. none
    February 28, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Sounds like you had a productive week. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  11. Donna
    February 28, 2017 / 9:21 am

    I really enjoy your weekly diaries. I wondered if you had enjoyed Amsterdam, it looked fabulous! I haven’t been yet unbelievably!

  12. February 28, 2017 / 9:58 am

    I really want to see Logan too, sounds like you’ll have a fab time with your other half in Paris! x

  13. February 28, 2017 / 10:52 am

    oh i definitely want to see logan looks amazing and love the site of seeing those bikes on the bridge x

  14. February 28, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    We have been talkng about going to Amsterdam recently, it is somewhere we have been before and loved. You always seem to have such busy and exciting weeks x

  15. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    February 28, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    Looks like you have had a busy week. I hope you managed to go to the avocado restaurant in Amsterdam.

  16. February 28, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I’ve heard top golf is quite fun- I’m not sure if I’ll like it or not.. depends if I can beat my OH 😉

  17. March 1, 2017 / 5:20 am

    Oh my goodness! So sweet of you! Looks like your other half will definitely love the birthday bash! Paris with love it is! or shall i say lovers in Paris soon?

  18. March 1, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Sorry you had such a headache coming back from Amsterdam. I agree about lounge access – it’s a great way to start a holiday off. Good luck with sorting your wardrobes!

  19. Emma Oxley
    March 1, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Seems like the week started amazingly with fun and relaxation but the hassle coming back from your trip must’ve been a nightmare! I’d love to go to Amsterdam though!

  20. francesca
    March 1, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Awesome that you got to appreciate and explore Amsterdam this time around! Also very cool that you are taking your other half to Paris for his birthday, I’m jealous, can I come!? haha

  21. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    March 1, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Ooh my boys would LOVE a Lego exhibition!

  22. March 1, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Sounds like you had a great week. How exciting that you will be going to Paris soon! 🙂

  23. Laura
    March 1, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Gosh I haven’t been to a bowling alley in FOREVER. I really used to enjoy going to them a lot xxx

  24. Anthea
    March 1, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    I think your good outweighs the bad this week even with the flight delay and at least it was coming back rather than going out. I always think being delayed goin gout is worse

  25. March 2, 2017 / 1:10 am

    Lush baths are the ultimate way to relax and oh god I missed SW this week too its so hard when you go off the wagon! Just get back its hard but will be so worth it! L x

  26. Angela Milnes
    March 2, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Sounds like you have an awesome week and I enjoy reading this, Paris was one of my bucket list and I would love to go there soon.

  27. March 3, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    ive been wanting a chopping board set joseph joseph. i didnt know about the dc lego exhibition. it sounds goooood

  28. Hannah Brice
    March 3, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    So glad there were more good things than things that sucked! I love Joseph Joseph too – such bright colours.

  29. none
    March 3, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    You did more in one week than I’ve done in a month hahaha!

  30. March 3, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing week, Hope you had a lovely time in Amsterdam! xo

  31. March 3, 2017 / 11:15 pm

    The Olympic Orbit slide is such good fun but really scary! You might even meet Tom Daley up there like we did in January!

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