Five Things – Week 75

Five Things – Week 75

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Monday it was Game of Thrones night so me and my other half watched a last season catch up, popped some food on to cook and watched the first episode. I won’t ruin anything for anyone but I liked the first episode and think it was a great introduction to the new season.
  • On Tuesday I managed to have a nice reasonably lazy night where I finally managed to have a bath and a face mask alongside finally trying out one of my Sephora hand masks which has made my hands super duper soft.
  • On Thursday I headed into London to see Blink 182 at the O2 Arena. It marked the first time that I saw the band without Tom and to be honest I couldn’t really notice that there was anything glaring missing and the band definitely felt more mature.
  • On Saturday I headed to Bournemouth for a little weekend away with my other half and we had a great day including mini golf, a walk along the beach, a trip to the aquarium and a lovely dinner out.
  • Sunday we headed to Compton Acre’s which is a beautiful set of gardens close to Bournemouth and it was really pretty and such a lovely few hours.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • After picking up my artificial grass on Monday my other half cut it all to size and fitted it on my balcony and I am so happy with the way that it looks. I’m sure I’ll be doing a post soon with before and after pictures but it’s amazing how much difference it can make.
  • My blog has jumped to a DA of 32 in the latest Moz update and I couldn’t be happier. It took a few days for the update to show for me on the site but after spending time on internal linking and other things I am so happy with the progression.
  • I managed to re-dye my hair this week and I am finally a red head again *woo*. I used a brand new dye which I picked up from an expo earlier this year and currently I’m impressed, but only time will tell how it lasts.
  • I started looking at Prague accommodation and I’ve found some awesome things within a good budget. Next week I’m going to show them to my friend to see if we can make a decision and get that booked.
  • My parents did a car boot sale at the weekend including a whole load of my stuff, and although they still need to do another one it seems to have gone pretty well. I’m hoping to have enough money to buy my new seat for my balcony.

mini golf

Five Things Which Sucked

  • I’m feeling a bit down about my weight. I know your weight isn’t the be all and end all but I just don’t feel happy with how I look and it just seems to be an ever ending cycle with me.
  • On Thursday the news circulated that Chester from Linkin Park had died and it was so sad to hear that, it goes to show that depression and mental health issues can affect everyone.
  • I was hoping to see Baby Driver this week but unfortunately it didn’t happen, fingers crossed that I get to see it next week.
  • As my mum isn’t able to go to Aqua Aerobics I skipped going to the gym this week and I feel really bad about it because I know I need to get back into a habit of going.
  • I still haven’t got round to getting my car cleaned and it really really needs it. I’m hoping to do this next week when I’m at the gym *fingers crossed*

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Sort out my new hooks which should be going up alongside my extra bit of shelf for my ever growing Pop Vinyl collection. Here’s the last time I did a run-down, expect a new one soon as it’s got so much bigger.
  • Sort out some blog posts for post-Bournemouth and make sure I am scheduled up for the beginning of August.
  • Print some photos from my friend’s wedding and my weekend away so I can sort out my photo albums.
  • Get a good night’s sleep on Friday ahead of the TV and Film Convention.
  • Look into accommodation for my trip to Prague in September so I can tick that off my list for booking.
What have you been up to this week?


  1. July 24, 2017 / 10:20 am

    Yay congrats on your DA update, I’m so happy it now updates monthly, much easier to track progress than it was before, mine has jumped up 8 marks in the past 2 updates so I’m happy with the progress. Cleaning up all my internal links and dead links made a huge difference.
    Interested in seeing your artificial grass balcony, sounds like such a cool idea!
    Helpless Whilst Drying

  2. July 24, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Sounds like you had a good week, well done on your DA update, mine stayed the same but I am happy with that. I have seen Baby Driver.

  3. July 24, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Blink 182 is a band I would love to see, good to hear it doesn’t feel like there is something missing.

  4. July 24, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    Congrats on your DA increasing, mine did too. But like you, I was also really sad to hear that Chester from Linkin Park had committed suicide x

  5. Hayley
    July 24, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    I didn’t know that someone had left Blink 182, isn’t he the singer? Well done on the DA increase!

    • July 25, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Yeah Tom Delonge left a year or two back and I was worried with him being a singer but I didn’t notice it x

  6. July 24, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    What a fab reflection on your week – it sounds like you had a fun packed week.
    There’s time for the gym next week, I know that feeling. I haven’t been since May and have the guilt very bad!

  7. Mummy Times Two
    July 24, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Congratulations on your DA jump. I’m a bit jealous of your lazy night though!

  8. Melanie Edjourian
    July 24, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    I am so pleased GOT is back. I saw it too but not on the first day and I agree great intro!!! I think we all have times when we worry about our weight the key is to be positive and try to get moving as much as possible. I’ve been training recently and the change in my body shape motivates me to keep working out. Good luck hun x

  9. July 24, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    We put some artificial grass on our balcony and its made a HUGE difference!

  10. July 25, 2017 / 12:49 am

    I was so saddened by Chester’s death too as I was a big fan of his music. On a more positive note sounds like you had a fun week x

  11. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    July 25, 2017 / 8:11 am

    I have heard lots of people say that it was one of the best times they have ever seen Blink.

  12. Laura Johnson
    July 25, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I was at Blink on Thursday too!! Sounds like a good week. I love this series of posts. You should make it a linky! xxx

  13. July 25, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    I’m a huge GOT fan! I was also bummed about Chester. It’s just so sad and unfortunate.

  14. July 25, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Car boot sales are so much fun! I am glad it was a success! Thanks for sharing!

  15. July 25, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    SO jealous you saw Blink182, I love them! I haven’t watched any of GoT, but I may have to soon as everyone seems to love it!

  16. Jennifer Eastwell
    July 25, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I also watched Game of Thrones 🙂 I love it! I’m also a little jealous you got to see Blink 182! By the way your other half looks a lot like my brother in law! Haha, my brother in law just has a few more tattoos 😛

  17. Stephanie
    July 25, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I love Bournemouth, so lovely to see you had a great time! xxx

  18. KGR
    July 25, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I’m so glad GOT is back! I cannot wait for everything to kick off in the next couple of series! I’m super jealous that you saw Blink that must have been amazing! Don’t get too down by your weight x

  19. July 25, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Really loved reading your weeks reflections and plans for the next week. I tend to write mine in a journal but I like this idea of writing it up online. Enjoy the rest of your week

  20. Mellissa Williams
    July 25, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Always good to hear what has been going on in your life! Don’t feel down about your weight honey, you are beautiful xx

  21. Amy Deverson
    July 26, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Wow congrats on reaching a DA of 32, that’s great. It’s so sad about Chester from Linkin Park isn’t it? 🙁 I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. x

  22. Natasha Mairs
    July 26, 2017 / 10:22 am

    I would have loved to go and see Blink 182, one of my favourite bands when I was a teenager

  23. Anosa Malanga VA
    July 26, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    I wasn’t able to watch the first episode of Game of Thrones, I need to refresh the past season of it first. Good luck on checking with accommodation, I hope you get to find a good deal.

  24. Melanie
    July 26, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Blink 182 at the O2 Arena – I am totally jealous…sounds like you have had a good one 🙂 x

  25. francesca
    July 26, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Yes GOT I’m so glad its back and I enjoyed the first episode too, this season (2 episodes in) is moving much faster than the previous ones! Well done on your DA score!!!

  26. July 26, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I’ve been bawling since Chester passed, so tragic. Well done on the DA increase. I went up as well and am chuffed! x

  27. July 26, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    chester was the voice and idol of our generation. it was so sad to hear about his passing

  28. Louise Smith
    July 27, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Congrats on the DA increase – mine went up too! Yay 😀 I still need to watch Game of Thrones. I’m always the last to jump on these TV series bandwagons!

    Louise x

  29. Angela Milnes
    July 27, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Sounds like you had an awesome week and glad that you share your DA update

  30. Viki Marden
    July 28, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    This type of post is right up my street. The new GOT is good, I can’t wait for the next episode. It was such sad news about Chester, my other half is a big fan of Linkin Park so was a huge shock to him x

  31. July 28, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    This format of post is such a nice, honest look back at the week! Poor Chester and his family – such a sad time.

  32. Jenni Grainger
    August 2, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I love these posts. Well done on the moz update! I really wanted artificial grass in our garden but we can’t afford it yet x

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