Five Things – Week 80

Five Things – Week 80

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Tuesday I had a nice pub dinner with some of the guys from work which was really nice, both the company and the food was great.
  • On Wednesday I headed to the Scala to see a band I really like called Vukovi who were supporting Grouplove. I had a photo pass for the event and it was really nice to get back into live music photography which is something I haven’t done as much of over the past year.
  • Thursday evening was my friend’s birthday night out where we played laser quest which was so much fun (and exhausting), then we went to a nice bar and had dinner and drinks. It was lovely to catch up with some friends, and we did plenty of exercise too.
  • On Saturday me and my other half headed up to Blackpool for bank holiday weekend and we had a lovely few days in the city including a trip to the zoo, heading up the Blackpool tower, exploring the Star Trek exhibition, amusement arcades and strolls along the beach.
  • Sunday evening was the reason we were in Blackpool which was to see Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff play their first UK show together in 12 years. The whole thing was so much fun and such a great show.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • A skirt which I’ve had in my New Look wishlist for a while has gone less than half price so obviously I bought it straight away. I love finding things I want at bargain prices.
  • I’ve been trying to minimalize my flat a bit more so I had a bit of a clear out of some bits and pieces around and I’m so happy with how it’s looking.
  • Other than food I didn’t spend anything while I was in Blackpool which was great as I am trying to reign in my spending habits as I know I am pretty bad.
  • I went to get my currency for Prague and they had it in stock which meant I didn’t need to order it. I’m so happy to have that sorted and I can’t believe it’s only about 10 days away.
  • The weather was absolutely beautiful over bank holiday weekend and I am so happy that it wasn’t grey and miserable like it usually is.

Blackpool Zoo

Five Three Things Which Sucked

  • The day of an event I was going to attend changed and I’m now busy on that day which is such a shame. I have still never been to a blogger event and I am determined to go to one before the year is out.
  • I had an issue with my toilet during the week where water just kept coming out so we had to pull apart things in the bathroom to get to the cistern which is hidden and I just hope it’s something which can be fixed soon as currently, I can’t use it (thankfully I have two toilets though).
  • Bank holiday weekend marked my first time in 10 years that I wasn’t at Reading/ Leeds Festival and it was such a strange feeling to not be there. Although I had a great time I know I’ll be back.

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Unpack and sort out everything post my Blackpool trip
  • Look into booking our day trip to Pompeii for when we’re in Rome
  • Try not to go crazy when I go out for a buffet dinner next Saturday
  • Properly plan my September blog schedule as I am not as prepared as I usually am
  • Look for a small coffee table for my balcony to add the final touch out there
What have you been up to this week?


  1. August 29, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Wow what a fun week! And Will smtih with Jazzy Jeff! How was the show? And you seems to have your life under control knowing about everythig in the coming future!

  2. August 29, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Oh no 🙁 I hope that you get to go to your first blogger event soon. Still at least you had a good time in Blackpool and I am so jealous that you got to see Will Smith perform as well x

  3. August 30, 2017 / 5:55 am

    Wow! I am so very busy doing work and at home. How i wish i can do this even for a week. I need a break!

  4. August 30, 2017 / 7:05 am

    This is a great post to look back at the events of the week and be ready for the upcoming week. It’s great that you got the skirt you had your eyes on for a bargain. <3

  5. August 30, 2017 / 8:03 am

    Your life is well planned and managed. Mine just cruises through with huge bumps along hahaha. Your weekend was an admirable one.

  6. August 30, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Oh I can imagine seeing Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff being just brilliant, wow x

    • August 30, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      I know right. I mean Will Smith is a freaking legend I would absolutely love to see him live one day too x

  7. August 31, 2017 / 3:44 am

    I love laser quest, that sounds so much fun! I’m sure you’ll make it to a blogger event soon 🙂

  8. August 31, 2017 / 3:58 am

    I love reading your weekly posts about what you’ve been up to! Last year I did Marie Kondo’s method of Tidying up and I can attest that it’s made life so much easier (and happier!) xx

  9. August 31, 2017 / 5:00 am

    Sounds like a fun week especially your bank holiday weekend in Blackpool. Totally jealous that you got to see Will Smith!

  10. August 31, 2017 / 5:36 am

    Such a shame about the blogger event. There will be many more opportunities before this year is up so I hope you will get to cross it off your To Do list.

  11. Kim
    August 31, 2017 / 6:20 am

    I’m so jealous that you got to see will Smith and Jazzy Jeff! Sounds like an awesome week! I think the highlight of my week was meeting the founder of Amazonia at a men’s event, he’s super passionate and inspiring.

    • Kim
      August 31, 2017 / 6:21 am

      Media event even

  12. Gareth Torrance
    August 31, 2017 / 6:43 am

    Oh man, I’d love to go and visit Pompeii! That’s going to be an amazing experience!

  13. August 31, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Blogger events are one of the best things about blogging. Don’t give up. Go!

    • Rhian Westbury
      August 31, 2017 / 8:52 am

      I do want to go to one just need to find one I’m invited to that I can attend. One day x

  14. August 31, 2017 / 8:26 am

    OMG – you saw Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff, I am sooooo jealous

  15. August 31, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Scala is definitely one of my favourite venues. It’s a shame you couldn’t make Reading / Leeds? Hopefully next year. (FYI, I really love these 5 things this week posts, I look forward to them)

  16. August 31, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    I hope you’re able to get to your first blogger event soon! I went to my first event last Christmas and it was fun to meet other women in the area who blog. That pub lunch sounds like a great idea though!

  17. Helen
    August 31, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    You’ve had a fab week this week! I’m so glad you enjoyed Blackpool, we love it there. I’m super jealous that you saw Will Smith!
    It was my first year not at Leeds fest, it’s such a weird feeling isn’t it.
    Hope you’re toilet is fixed soon, what a nightmare that must be.

  18. Memory
    August 31, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    Sorry about the issue with the toilet! Thats always so scary. I hope it doesn’t happen to you again. It looks like you had some amazing things happen to you though to make up for those bad ones.

  19. August 31, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I saw the first image of the post and instantly knew you were going to mention Blackpool! I’m jealous that you got to go to the gig there too.

  20. August 31, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Sorry to hear the blogger event date changed. Hope you get to go to one they can be fun. Have fun at the buffet dinner!!!

  21. September 1, 2017 / 7:35 am

    Sounds like a great, productive week. Enjoy Pompeii – it’s still one of my favourite places on earth, just amazing!

  22. September 1, 2017 / 9:34 am

    I haven’t been to Blackpool since I was a kid! I’d love to go for a mini break like you!

  23. September 1, 2017 / 11:06 am

    I’d love to visit Blackpool – sounds like you and your other half had a great time there!

  24. Surekha
    September 1, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Omg! You saw Will Smith perfom! I love him. Blogger meets are good. I hesitated to go intially but good I did go finally. I hope you get to go one real soon.

  25. September 1, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I absolutely love Blackpool! I’m actually going in two weeks to meet another blogger & I am super excited! Sucks about the blogger event change, I’d love to go to an event!

  26. September 1, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    Your week sounds really productive , and it amazed me how much you pack in, rspecially with a full time job too.

  27. September 2, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    You had such a busy week from nice food and cool events! Hope your upcoming Rome holiday will be great; I loved it when I went in February x

  28. September 2, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    sounds like you had a great but busy week. Great idea for post as makes you reflect on what youve done as often forget. Im forever moaning not enough hours in the day but then I dont do alot which is terrible ai know

  29. September 2, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Omg! How was the Will Smith and DJ Fresh show?! I am HUGE fan of their’s since I was a little kid!

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