Five Things – Week 63

sky garden views

It’s been three weeks’ since my last five things post and it’s crazy how much has happened in that time. Of course, you’ve probably all been bombarded with photos from my trip to Hawaii so I’m not going to talk too much about the trip here. You can see my photo gallery and trip notes on these links if you want to see/ read more. This is a bit of a breakdown of the stuff which happened in the few days before I went away, and the few days since I’ve been back.

Five Things I Did This Week

  • Before I went away Β I finally got around to seeing Beauty and the Beast at the cinema and it was sensational and everything I thought it would be. The whole thing was just beautiful, although there was more music than I thought there would be but it never felt cheesy.
  • On Thursday I went to see both my parents and my nan and auntie as I hadn’t seen them since getting back from my holidays. It was lovely to catch up with them all and I was able to give them all their presents I brought back from Hawaii.
  • On Friday me and my other half headed into Camden ready to see The Lounge Kittens play at Dingwalls. The trio of ladies are highly underrated but they perform covers in their own style including medleys and amazing harmonies. It was such a great show and we loved every minute of it.
  • On Saturday I took my friend to London for a little birthday treat which included a trip to the Sky Garden and American inspired afternoon tea at Brgr. We love afternoon tea but I wanted something a little different and this one was really good.
  • After a quick dinner, me and my other half went to another show on Saturday evening in Kentish Town to see one of my favourite bands Bury Tomorrow. They were incredible and despite it not being my boyfriends’ favourite type of music I really appreciated him coming with me.

FiveΒ Great Things To Happen

  • Because my other half is the absolute sweetest he bought me a scratch map of the world. I’ve seen these around and I’ve got an alternative already where you stick stickers on but it’s a tight squeeze and I don’t like the way it looks so I was amazed when he presented this for me as a little present. I’m in the process of scratching off the countries I’ve been to and the best thing is America is separated by States so I can do it bit by bit.
  • I have booked tickets to see Guardians of the Galaxy on its opening day just before heading away for bank holiday weekend. I am so excited for this movie and I hope it lives up to the expectations I have from the trailers.
  • As soon as I got back from Hawaii I started planning my next larger trip which is set to be a week in Italy in November. Between me and my other half we worked out which hotels we’re going to stay for (for once I’m going fancy), and even chose flights. Now it’s just a case of getting things booked up.
  • On Sunday I made my first trip to Dunelm and finally got round to buying new towels for my bathroom as mine are a little old.
  • Due to the nice weather I’ve managed to spend a good amount of time sitting on my balcony doing work and just enjoying the sunshine. It makes such a difference when you don’t have to sit indoors.

Five Things Which Sucked

  • Due to a little jet lag and it being my first day back at work I had to bail out of a Trek America event I had been invited to on Wednesday evening. I am absolutely gutted as having just got back from my first trek I’d have loved to have gone but I knew it just wasn’t the best thing for me.
  • I realised that the TV in my bedroom doesn’t have Amazon Prime video on it which is such a shame as I’ve been watching Parks and Recreations (finally) and I wanted to watch some in bed.
  • All week I kept telling myself I needed to set up my Lumie clock but it got to Monday morning and it still wasn’t set up. I need to get into the habit of using it because I want to start maximizing what I do in the mornings.
  • Due to the masses of washing I’ve had to do and having a busy weekend my flat needs a bit of a tidy up/ clear up. This seems to be such a regular thing that I say, but it just seems that every time I tidy two days later it gets messy again.
  • I thought I’d bought a whole bunch of cards for various family birthdays/ anniversaries etc and I could have sworn I bought my parents’ an anniversary card but for the life of me I can’t find it.

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Pack for my upcoming trip to Belfast which happens next weekend over bank holiday weekend.
  • I am only back from Belfast for two days before I head to Crete so I need to start putting aside some items for my Crete trip so I’m not stressing when I get home.
  • Get my hair cut. The sunshine from Hawaii made my hair grow quite a bit so I need to get a snip before it gets to the point where I can’t see.
  • Have a bit of a clear out in my flat. I had a good clean/ clear out over the Christmas break but I feel it’s that time of the year again.
  • Have one evening where I do nothing. I have been on the go so much and it doesn’t seem to be stopping soon so I need a relaxing me evening this week.
What have you been up to this week?
April 24, 2017
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  • Reply Hannah Latoya Bond

    I’ve seen Beauty And The Beast twice, it’s great. I think the real villain in it isn’t Gaston but that Enchantress

    April 24, 2017 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Joanna

    It seems like you had a very busy week. I am in London as well this week for a conference and I am looking forward to meet my favorite brands πŸ™‚

    April 24, 2017 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Set up the clock! I loved Beauty and Beast too, such an awesome adaption. Did you hear it’s Lion King next?

    April 24, 2017 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    You have so many trips booked this year! Your week has been busy and I imagine it will be so next week too if you are headed to Belfast over the weekend. It’s great that you were able to see your family for a catch-up x

    April 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Nayna Kanabar

    I am amazed at what you pack into your week,I would be lucky if I did half as much in a month. ….and I agree Beauty and the Beast was lovely.

    April 24, 2017 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Susanna

    And here I am complaining because I had to do three loads of laundry last week. And that was it! πŸ˜€ Seems like you had a busy week!

    April 24, 2017 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    Your other half sounds amazing, especially since he went with you to a gig that was not necessarily his kind of music. I really want to see Beauty and THE Beast too x

    April 25, 2017 at 11:45 am
  • Reply GlamourGlitterGloss

    Sounds like you’ve had a great week and some lovely plans coming up too. I still haven’t seen Beauty and the Beast, I feel like a let down at life ha. I decided to hole myself up at the weekend and have a blog weekend which was very needed! Hope you have a great holiday, on both trips you lucky lady πŸ™‚

    April 25, 2017 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    I love going to the Sky Garden too! I also need to try that burger afternoon tea – it sounds fab! x

    April 25, 2017 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply Mummy's Monkey

    Sounds like you’ve had a lovely week. I finally saw Beauty and the Beast last night and loved it. Hope you have fun in Belfast and Crete

    April 25, 2017 at 5:52 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bear =]

    Sounds like a fantastic week! I love the sound of the scratch map! Also I NEED to see Beauty & The Beast!

    April 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    Italy in November sounds like a great idea.

    April 26, 2017 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Sally Akins

    I saw the photo of your BRGR afternoon tea on Instagram – it looks fab! Enjoy your trips to Belfast and Crete πŸ™‚

    April 26, 2017 at 10:44 am
  • Reply francesca

    Awwwh nice that you got to the sky garden with your friend I’m yet to go!! It seems like you have so mich going in and so much to look forward too!

    April 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Shannon Ritchie

    Sounds like a fantastic week πŸ™‚ I hope you have a good time in Belfast and Crete πŸ™‚

    April 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Bex Smith

    Sounds like you’ve had a busy time since getting back! My week has been a little crazy with poorly kids and tons of work!

    April 26, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I’m so jealous that you have been to Hawaii. I went about 10 years ago and I would love to go back.

    April 26, 2017 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Leanne Dolan

    Beauty and the beast is so good isnt it! I actually went and saw it twice.

    April 26, 2017 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply Kira L Curtis

    Still so jealous you went to Hawaii! I can’t wait to see guardians of the galaxy 2!!

    April 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Emma White

    oh I still have not seen beauty and the beast and I so need to go and see it soon

    April 27, 2017 at 9:00 am
  • Reply Jenni Grainger

    Wow I love your life of travels! I really want to watch Beauty and the Beast x

    April 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Jo Wiggins

    That’s a lot of travels you have planned. I have a scratch map too, well done boyfriend on the great present x

    April 28, 2017 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    Was Beauty and the Beast good? Obviously the reviews are good, but I’d rather hear from another person, rather than a critic πŸ™‚

    April 28, 2017 at 10:03 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Yes it really was. There was more singing than I expected (although that was good) and the story was kept pretty much identical to the original which was nice x

      April 28, 2017 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Lynne Harper

    I really need to go and see Beauty and Beast, so many fabulous reviews of it. We havent had any nice weather as yet, so im a tad jealous about you getting to sit out haha. Roll on nicer days and more sunshine. Hope you have a lovely weekend πŸ™‚ x

    April 28, 2017 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Jenny

    Oh my, you have so much travel planned just reading about it all makes me tired!

    April 28, 2017 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply london_unattached

    I’d love to know how you get on with the Lumie – I’ve been thinking of getting one for myself…

    April 28, 2017 at 9:32 pm
  • Reply shoshana sue

    I think you shouldn’t have unpacked since you have another upcoming trip haha. I am so jealous of your lovely trips πŸ™‚
    I want to see the Guardians of the Galaxy too and I hope you will share how it goes before I do.
    The stuff that sucked don’t seem that bad but hugs πŸ™‚

    April 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Lubka Henry

    You really had a busy week and some very cool happenings. The few things you didn’t enjoy seem to have been easy to get over.

    April 29, 2017 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply Ickle Pickle

    Oh I loved Beauty and the Beast too – just fabulous film. I need a good declutter too. Welcome home! Kaz

    April 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Emily

    I loved Beauty and the Beast too! And we’d only re-watched the cartoon movie the day before, so I thought I’d be bored but I loved every minute. Can’t wait to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.

    April 30, 2017 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Natasha

    Sounds like you had a great week! I LOVED Beauty and the Beast! It was such an amazing movie!

    April 30, 2017 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Rachel Nicole

    You always have the best weeks, I really want to visit the sky garden, such amazing views! The burgers look yummy too! xo

    May 4, 2017 at 2:39 pm
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