Five Things – Week 05

Five Things – Week 05

This week (like most others) have gone so quickly and I can not believe that I am writing this at the end of the weekend which means it’s now back to work time 🙁 It’s been a pretty good week even though I only really had plans at the later end of the week.

Five Things I Did This Week

  • I began my Certaslim diet on Monday where pretty much all of the food I ate was their products, and I was a bit worried about how the shakes and soups (made with water) would taste but a whole load of them were surprisingly tasty. I’ll be doing my first weeks’ weigh in on Monday so wish me luck!
  • This week I managed to try out a Vegan restaurant in Brixton called Vegcafe which I’ve been meaning to go to for months and I was not disapppointed. Their mac and cheese was amazing so I’ll definitely be going back again soon.
  • On Thursday I saw my favourite band in the world Bring Me The Horizon and it was an amazing experience. The venue was tiny compared to what I’m used to them now playing it and it was up there with one of the best times I’ve seen them. Plus they played my favourite song off the new album ‘Follow Me’ for the first time!
  • Friday night I went to the Kerrang Tour and it was great seeing Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and seeing Sum 41 was so much fun!
  • On Saturday morning me and my dad went to play archery which was something that I had booked for us for Christmas and it was so much fun, and I got a lot better than I was last time. The day ended in going to my parents and having dinner which was nice as I haven’t been round properly since Christmas.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • I was super productive with work and managed to get a whole bunch of articles commissioned and finished this week. More pennies to add to my never ending holiday funds.
  • I caught up with a friend on Thursday evening and it was lovely to just chat and catch each other up on our lives. Usually when we see each other we’re in a big group so it was lovely to see her on her own.
  • I had my pass confirmed to see Sleeping With Sirens in Birmingham at the beginning of March to help celebrate my friend’s birthday which should be great fun.
  • I found out that I won a competition hosted through an awesome blogger in conjunction with Ernest Jones so I have some lovely jewellery winging it’s way to me 🙂
  • I’ve been a lot better with my sleep and the nights I’ve not had gigs I’ve been in bed with the lights off by around 11.30pm- which for me is super early. I am slowly trying to train my body into a new routine.
Photo by one of my amazing photographers: Gemma Bell

Five Things Which Sucked This Week

  • My new tattoo has been super itchy this week and it has taken a lot of self control to not scratch away at it all day.
  • I hoped to have time to finish the first season of GRIMM which I seem to have been watching for months but I only managed one more episode this week.
  • Because I had gigs both Thursday and Friday I got totally out of sync with email replying/ tidying up my kitchen/ living room and generally keeping my flat the way it should be.
  • I had planned to do a lot on Sunday including catching up with things and tidying up but I ended up sleeping in until the afternoon which meant I got a little behind.
  • I ended up booking my hotels for two Slamdunk shows in May and I probably should have booked them before Christmas as they were a little pricy. 

Five Things I Want To Do Next Week

  • Make a trip to the Oxford Street Lush store to treat myself to a few new goodies. Although I have a Lush store in Watford nothing beats the Oxford Street store and with a few trips into London next week I want to make a trip here.
  • Finish watching Season 1 of GRIMM. For the life of me I can’t remember how many episodes I have left (that’s what Netflix is for!) but I want to finish it as I’m really enjoying it but I seem to have been watching it forever.
  • Catch up with some friends next weekend. I have a reasonably free weekend which is pretty rare for me so I want to use the time to catch up with some friends, maybe go out for dinner or drinks or something similar.
  • Lose some weight. I have my second week of the Certaslim diet so I am hoping that I can keep on track and lose weight this week.
  • Update my portfolio. I am constantly doing freelance work but I keep forgetting the save the information of the article so that I can search for it when it goes live online. Every now and then I have to do quick catch ups and ensure that my portfolio is up to date with my articles.
What have you been up to this week? How has your week gone?


  1. February 22, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Good luck with your weigh in 🙂 Not heard of the Certaslim diet before but it certainly sounds interesting 🙂
    Have fun in LUSH, LUSH products are amazing. I was walking past LUSH the other day (no time to go in store) and the smell was incredible, I love it.
    I too caught up with a friend last week and it was truly lovely to just catch up and chat 🙂

  2. February 22, 2016 / 10:30 am

    I love this series of posts you do. Such a great way to focus on the positive. Good luck with the weigh in later this week!

  3. February 22, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Itchy tattoos are the worst! I bought my Slam-dunk tickets last week & hadn't even thought about needing a hotel yet – Oops! Now I'm worried they will cost a bomb, haha. Enjoy Lush Oxford Street! x

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    February 22, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Finding a great new vegan cafe is always a good thing. We found one recently too and they do the most amazing curry and chocolate cake (not together haha)

  5. February 22, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Sounds like you have had a busy week, my week has been pretty boring as not been able to do much due to my Daughter x

  6. February 22, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Sounds like you had such a fun week! I went to Lush Oxford Street for the first time ever a couple of weeks ago and it was so overwhelming. Not enough space to browse 🙁

  7. February 22, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Ekk I hate it when new tattoo's itch – luckily my last one was on my back so I couldn't get to it to scratch lol x

  8. February 22, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    Wow you did loads last week, makes my week sound very boring!

  9. Emma White
    February 22, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    wow you have got loads done and pout me to shame iv had 6 kids off school and horrid weather so we have pretty much been home in pjs as its been so cold

  10. February 22, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    OMG I am going to see Bring Me The horizon on the UK tour in Nov dam love them.

  11. February 22, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Sounds like a full-on week! I haven't heard of that diet before and would be interested to know how it goes.

  12. February 22, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    I love good mac and cheese, I'll have to head to Brixton and grab me some! x

  13. February 22, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I hope you make it to Lush, it is honestly just a brilliant place to be x

  14. February 22, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I want to try the Vegan cafe as I am a vegetarian and I do love a good mac and cheese!

  15. February 22, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    Great post. I enjoy reading blog posts like this.

  16. February 23, 2016 / 12:11 am

    Great to hear that you've had such a productive week! Hope your weigh in goes the way you want it to xxx

  17. February 23, 2016 / 10:50 am

    oh would love to go to the Kerrang Tour. And the VegCafe sounds great

  18. February 23, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Never heard of Certaslim so I'll be interested to hear how you get along with that!

  19. February 23, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Ooooh I went to the Kerrang Tour on Friday too, it was such a good night! Also, I need to check out that Vegan restauraunt! xx

  20. February 23, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Ooh I'm due a Lush binge! Be sure to post what you pick up if you do manage to go! x

  21. February 23, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Good look with your weight loss! And have another great week

  22. February 23, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Good luck with the weigh in, sounds like a busy week

  23. February 23, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    What a week! So much went on and it looks a lot to happen for the following week as well.

  24. February 23, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    What a great week you've had! I'm a little bit jealous of your impending lush haul too!

  25. February 24, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Oh you have made me want to go get vegan food! Its so yummy!
    And Grimm is great, I watched up to series 3 and then got busy and missed from them on. Have them all on dvd now so need to start watching them 🙂

  26. February 24, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Good luck with your weigh in I've not heard of this before I'm intrigued as to how it works. Also I've been meaning to watch grimmer is it any good?

  27. February 25, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Never heard of this weight loss item before. Good luck. Its lovely to see your spent some great time with your Dad as well this week.

  28. February 25, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    Arghhh I'm so jealous of you! Am I allowed to say that? I would have LOVED to have seen BMTH in a small venue (I've only ever seen them at festivals) and I was gutted I couldn't make the Kerrang Tour this year. My boyfriend just told me that Oli Sykes jumped on Coldplay's table at the Brit awards so I was just watching the video before I came to read this! X

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