Five Things – Week 74

Five Things – Week 74

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Tuesday I had a little catch up with my friend at a new Turkish restaurant which has opened and the food was really good with just the perfect things I love including Halloumi and Chicken.
  • On Thursday I headed to my Nan’s house for a catch-up dinner and it was nice to see both her and my auntie as I don’t see them as much as I’d like. I get a lot of my post delivered there as they’re always in so it was a bit like Christmas picking up my packages.
  • On Friday me and my other half headed to Milton Keynes to their IFly centre to do indoor skydiving. I’d been once before – although this didn’t help my performance – and we had such a fun evening. My other half was so much better than me but it was definitely something I’d love to do again.
  • Saturday was the day of the Spirit of Tiki event in Regent’s Park. The weather was a bit hit and miss but the event was a lot of fun where we got to try out some rum (and gin) based cocktails and just enjoy being out in London.
  • For me Sunday was my indoor day which included plenty of sorting out/ cleaning, watching the first two episodes of Firefly, doing some cooking and generally chilling.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • I’ve had some productive meetings at work and some busy times and I know I’m going to be having my appraisal soon so this is when I want to ask for a pay rise as I am doing a lot more work since I took over my manager’s responsibilities.
  • I’ve managed to completely unpack from the wedding and do some general tidying up of my flat which was good.
  • I finally got around to sorting out my media kit and employed the help of a wonderful girl I spoke to through Twitter. I am so glad that I have this as I feel it will help me more when approaching new brand’s that I want to work with.
  • I ordered the artificial grass for my balcony and it’s due to arrive any day now. I will be taking some before and after shots of the work I am doing on my balcony so you’ll all be able to see how it’s changed.
  • I managed to clear out the massive cupboard in my hallway and I feel like the whole flat is just so much more together and organized now.

Five Things Which Sucked

  • Due to leaving the wedding at 1am on Monday morning I was absolutely exhausted at work on Monday and it took me a few days to get back to normal.
  • The exhaustion seemed to flow further down the week as I struggled to wake up early any morning so had a slightly less productive week than I would have liked.
  • I ordered a new light through B&Q online but the order was canceled so I went to the store to buy it as online it said there were 20+ available but they were wrapped away right at the top of a shelving unit which meant I couldn’t buy it until they’d brought them down out of hours. It’s going to mean another trip there which is a pain.
  • I got a heat rash on my hand over the weekend at the wedding and it still hasn’t completely gone away, it’s so annoying as I want to itch it but I know I shouldn’t.
  • We attempted to make KFC style chicken on Sunday and followed a recipe exactly but the chicken just wouldn’t cook through, it got so bad that we had to throw it all away which was such a waste.

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Relax and have an awesome night in watching the new Game of Thrones Monday night
  • Treat myself to a nice lunch when I’m in London on Tuesday at a work meeting. There are few times when I managed a lunchtime in London so I want to take advantage of it
  • Start trying to get an idea of what I want to do in Prague when I head there in a few month’s time. I like to be prepared so I can look into it.
  • Pack for my weekend away in Bournemouth
  • Sort out the remainder of the cupboards in my kitchen and drawers in my bedroom so my flat has had a thorough clean
What have you been up to this week?


  1. Robin Rue
    July 17, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Oh yes, a media kit is SUPER important for us bloggers! Glad you have one ready now! You’ll use it all the time!

  2. Sona Sethi
    July 17, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    That reminds me I need to do my kitchen as well. it has been a while and I am sure there is stuff that needs to be put back in order.

  3. Jessi Joachim
    July 17, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Sounds like a pretty good week! I have always wanted to try indoor sky diving, I think that is the only way I could get my husband to sky dive because he is scared of heights.

  4. July 18, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Love the set up of the post. The awesome, the negative, and stuff between. You’ve been pretty productive and I hope you catch up on sleep after the wedding!

  5. Theresa
    July 18, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Sounds like a really fun, busy week! It’s awesome you look ahead to see what’s coming up too.

  6. Aish Padihari
    July 18, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Love reading about your weekly diary. Yes, there will never be a week when everything goes fine and nothing sucks. Great read.

  7. Beth Davidson
    July 19, 2017 / 1:40 am

    Sounds like you are a busy bee, just like me. 🙂 I’m a little jealous of your travel schedule, it’s taken my husband and I over a year to do one two-hour road trip!

  8. Frosted Events
    July 19, 2017 / 4:29 am

    I can’t wait to watch Games of Thrones as well. And those straws are just the cutest things ever. Hope you have a great week ahead

  9. Kate Veggie Desserts
    July 19, 2017 / 10:52 am

    You’ve been busy! Indoor skydiving scares me but I hope you had fun. Enjoy GoT – it’s great!

  10. July 19, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Wow, you’ve had a busy week! Lots of positive things too. For your heat rash, try some 1% hydrocortisone from the chemist, it works really well and clears it up fast as well as stopping the itching. You can also use the cream on bites/stings too.

    I love that it was like Christmas visiting your Nan and Auntie, times like that are the best, especially with catching up too.

  11. Laura Johnson
    July 19, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    How was indoor skydiving? I’d love to try that. xxx

  12. July 19, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Indoor skydiving sounds so fun! I’m not brave enough to try real skydiving, so this would be a great alternative.

  13. Healthy & Psyched
    July 19, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    Looking forward to seeing your artificial grass 🙂

  14. July 19, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Loving these kinds of posts, sounds like a busy week with all those catch ups. Such a shame about the light. I find B&Q to either be great or really poor. There is no middle ground!! hope next week is good x

  15. Erica Price
    July 20, 2017 / 9:29 am

    The Turkish meal sounds lovely – I really like that sort of food. Good luck with your appraisal.

  16. July 20, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Good luck with your work appraisal I’m sure you will be grand. I’m not unpacked from our holidays yet lol x

  17. July 20, 2017 / 10:54 am

    You are always on the go with fun adventures. Hope your week goes better and you are able to get some rest!

  18. Suzy Mccullough
    July 20, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had a productive week. Enjoy Bournemouth we love it there. I’d love to try indoor skydiving. I’ve heard kids can do it too. Jamie would love it.

  19. Lauretta
    July 20, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Wow! Enjoy your weekend in Bournemouth. I head the place has beautiful beaches.

  20. July 20, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I’m glad you mentioned media kit…I have been putting that off far too long. I have never heard of indoor skydiving either – I am pretty chicken in that area, but it sounds really cool!

  21. kitty kaos
    July 20, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I love this feature I fear if i did this it would be too boring haha but tiki day sounds amazing x

  22. July 20, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Ok so I’m seriously jealous of both the Halloumi and the indoor sky diving. Sounds like you’ve managed to have. A really productive week as well despite being so tired. Kate x

  23. Morgan Leigh Cunningham
    July 20, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    You have been very productive! Indoor skydiving is something I could go for!!!!

  24. Laura Crichton
    July 20, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I would have loved to achieve this many things – I still haven’t sorted out a media kit! It’s something on my to do list but I’ve still never been asked for one. I guess it would be useful for approaching brands though!

  25. Laura
    July 20, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    A way more productive week than mine. I have cut back some things in the garden and made chutney, but not much else!

  26. Theygrowsoquick
    July 20, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    It sounds like a good week! Halloumi is my favourite, I have a block in the fridge calling my name. My week has seen me spending a lot of time outside and cooking!

  27. Jenni Grainger
    July 20, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    You have such a busy life! I wanted artificial grass for our garden but cant afford it yet, hopefully one day x

  28. July 21, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Is there a video of the indoor skydiving?! I’d be too scared! Try some aloe gel on the heat rash maybe? Nice roundup.

  29. July 21, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I’m still to watch the new episode of GoT, my little one has been poorly so no chance of sitting down and watching it

  30. July 25, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    thank you so much for doing this post, reminded me to work on my media kit!

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