Five Things – Week 17

Five Things – Week 17

Let’s get this statement out of the way: How the hell are we half way through May? While last weekend was glorious sunshine now it seems that the skies are greying and reminding us that the summer is not coming anytime soon. I have less than two weeks until my summer truly kicks in with festival season and it is crazy! This week has had it’s ups and downs but it’s been a pretty good week overall.

Five Things I Did This Week

  • I filed my 2015/16 tax return this week and paid off the tax I owe. I wanted to do it back in April but I had issues with logins and then spent ages looking for my PAYE number, but it’s all done now. It’s good to know that the tax has been paid and I don’t need to worry about owing money any more.
  • On Wednesday, I upped the nostalgia factor and headed to Wembley Arena to see Busted. It was pretty much this time 12 years ago that I last saw them at the venue and the show was incredible. It reminded me excited and happy music can make people as there wasn’t a non-smiling face in the venue.
  • On Friday evening I went indoor skydiving at Airkix in Milton Keynes and it was such a fun experience. It’s a real adrenaline rush and definitely something I think i’ll be doing again.
  • On Saturday I had a mass clear out of my flat in preperation for my new carpet last week involving moving all the furniture and things out of the room.
  • I had a nice weekend staying at home with my parents while my flat is kind of out of action. Saturday evening we watched Eurovision (so glad Australia didn’t win), and then we went for a quick Nandos on Sunday evening.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • You’re probably all fed up with me talking about New York but I booked a ticket to see The Book of Mormon when I am there because I found a reasonably priced one. I’ve been meaning to see this for a while so am pretty excited to catch it on Broadway.
  • Seeing as I am already crazy addicted I managed to watch entire season and a half of Orange is the New Black and I don’t think it will be long before all three seasons are watched.
  • I booked my flights to Budapest for September. Myself and my best friend are going to the city for three days and I am so excited. I’ve been there before but didn’t feel like we did much so I am looking forward to more exploration, and plenty of time relaxing in the baths.
  • I booked tickets to see the new X-Men movie next week on release night, so another midnight showing. This time I am going to have a nap before going so I don’t feel tired during the movie.
  • I’ve been accepted to be an official Yahoo Blogger. I applied for their outreach scheme a few months ago and got to the second round where I needed to craft a post which I did but after waiting quite a few weeks (and a cheeky chase up) I thought there was no chance I’d get picked but I did. I’m pretty excited to get cracking on some creative pieces for them.

Motivational Quote

Five Things Which Sucked

  • Due to some miscommunication and issues with our application form my website had our Slamdunk accreditation messed up 🙁
  • I’ve been super knackered this week because I have spent so much time emptying out my bedroom and spare room ready for my new carpet to be fitted. My entire flat is a massive mess and I know it’s going to take some time to get it back to normal.
  • I was meant to do a whole batch of blog photos at the end of the week/ weekend but due to the mess in my flat this hasn’t been possible so I’ve been a little bit behind.
  • The flight prices have gone up so much for when I head to Germany for my festival next month so I’m going to have to fly into a different airport. I wish I had booked them months ago and it’s so unlike me to be unorganised.

Five Things  To Do Next Week

  • My new carpets are fit tomorrow (Monday) morning so I have two rooms worth of stuff to put back into their places and tidy *eek*. It’s going to be a long week of tidying.
  • Pack for my overnight trip to Copenhagen on Friday/ Saturday. It was such a last minute trip I am pretty much winging it, but I am looking forward to two days of exploration and relaxation.
  • Run for at least ten minutes straight each time I am at the gym to prepare for next Sunday’s 5km paint run.
  • I want to finish season two of Orange is the New Black. I am part way through anyway so I can’t see this being a tricky one to do as it is so addictive to watch.
  • Try not to spend too much when I go to Forever 21 next week. Oxford Street can be a daunting place and I really need to ensure I don’t spend too much.
What have you been up to this week?


  1. Jessica
    May 16, 2016 / 11:11 am

    Wow. Tax stuff has been a stressful thing to do for. Good job for filing it.
    I’ve been in two towns in indonesia and I am loving the diversiy of each. Will be spending another week for two new towns!

  2. Elodie
    May 16, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    So jealous you got to see Busted! I’ve been wanting to see them, but I’m in France for work at the moment. Boo!

    – Elodie x

  3. May 16, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    I’m hopefully heading to Budapest too this year – I’ve never been before, really looking forward to it. Happy new carpet day tomorrow!

  4. Corinne C
    May 16, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Ohhh indoor skydiving sounds amazing! I saw a youtube video about it the other day and everyone looked so pumped after!

    Corinne x

  5. May 16, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I still don’t get how Australia was in the Eurovision contest lol. I am jealous of your Copenhagen trip as I having been pushing mine back hope to do it soon

  6. May 16, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I am so jealous of all your trips away, I did not watch the Eurovision but have heard quite a bit about it x

  7. May 16, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    I really need to try and do my tax return, I normally leave it till the last minute but I have everything ready for it now so might as well get it over and done with.

  8. May 16, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    I really want to go to Airkix , it sounds like a great experience.

  9. May 16, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Oh my god I really want to see the Book of Mormon, especially since it is written by the creators of South Park. I haven’t watched the Eurovision yet but Ukraine won and we came third from my last?

  10. May 16, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    I’m seeing Busted in two weeks, I’m so excited. Two years ago I saw McBusted and it was amazing! I am running a 5k in July, good luck with yours

    • May 17, 2016 / 7:30 am

      You’re in for sure a treat seeing Busted, I think it works better than McBusted, but that’s cause it’s more of a nostalgia factor x

  11. kitty kaos
    May 16, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    I will never get sick of hearing about New York because I am dying to go myself! Slam dunk as in the punk festival?

    • May 17, 2016 / 7:29 am

      I guess you can kinda call it the punk festival, the one which goes to Leeds, Midlands and London over the last mayday bank holiday weekend x

  12. May 17, 2016 / 8:04 am

    Congrats on being a Yahoo blogger! I’m so excited for you and your new carpet. It’ll feel like a whole new flat!

  13. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    May 17, 2016 / 8:17 am

    I’m an OITNB fan too! It is just the best series!! Well done on being a Yahoo blogger!

  14. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    May 17, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    I am so jealous you got to see Busted, I loved them as a kid!!

  15. Beautyqueenuk
    May 17, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    Wow busy for you again Rhian no wonder you are so knackered x

  16. May 17, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    I’m so jealous that you saw Busted live! I saw McBusted when they were doing their tour but Charlie wasn’t part of that and he’s the main act really!

  17. Leanne Dolan
    May 17, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    I’m seeing busted next week. I cannot wait!! My husband hash wanted to do indoor skydiving for a while I might look into it and book something for him as a surprise!

  18. Melanie Edjourian
    May 17, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Tell me about it May seems to have flown by. Good luck with tidying up and enjoy the new carpet.

  19. Angela Milnes
    May 17, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    sounds like a great week. Enjoy the book of mormon. I actually am a mormon and had read that book many times but not seen the show. Enjoy Germany too! Angela from Daysinbed

  20. sarah Lea
    May 18, 2016 / 9:52 am

    Indoor skydiving sounds like great fun! I really, really want to watch Orange Is The New Black, thing is though, once I start watching it, I won’t stop and nothing will get done lol! Have a fab time in Copenhagen, I can’t wait to read about it 🙂 xx

  21. May 18, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Congratulations on your yahoo approval, I’ve been thinking about applying to some online mags to get myself out there but I never make the time for my own sites. Maybe it’ll go on my list for next months to-do.
    You look like you’ve had a positive month though 🙂

  22. May 18, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Congratulations on the yahoo gig! Such a great honour. The skydiving sounds great too – I am near to MK myself, but have never gone and tried it!

  23. May 18, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Congratulations on Yahoo! We are off to see Busted on the 28th at the O2 and couldn’t be more excited, we saw McBusted two years ago in Brighton and it was AMAZING! Although I am sure Busted are going to be so much better. I’m running a 5K in July which I’m excited and nervous about… Good luck with yours xx

  24. globetrotterjen
    May 18, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    I;M really tired this week too! Well done for being so organise re your taxes

  25. May 19, 2016 / 10:08 am

    I did indoor skydiving in the past too… extreme rush and I would love to do it again soon.

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