Five Things – Week 37

Five Things – Week 37

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Tuesday evening I had an evening with my mum and we grabbed dinner and then went to the cinema to see Bridget Jones. I know she doesn’t get to go to the cinema much as she doesn’t drive and her and my dad don’t have similar movie tastes but I knew she had to see this one.
  • On Friday evening I went to my first live show of Octover and saw Of Mice and Men play at Camden’s Kentish Town and it was such a good show. I managed to catch up with a few friends and see some great music, it was an awesome evening.
  • Saturdayย was a day out in London with my parents which I organised and saw us begin at the Befeater Gin Distillery in Kennington. I’ve become somewhat of a gin drinker and my dad loves it too so it was a great start to the day which carried on with a trip to the museum of childhood, a ride on the London Eye and cocktails.
  • On Saturday evening we discovered a great seafood restaurant in the heart of Camdens’ Stables Market called Seawise, and I have to say it was the best seafood I think I’ve ever had, the salmon was incredible.
  • On Sunday I finally got round to see Miss Periguines School for Perculiar Children and it was such a great movie and so typically Tim Burton.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • In two words Luke Cage! I’ve watched the whole season now and I have to admit I absolutely love it and I’ve got into it much more than I did with Jessica Jones. I can not wait to find out what Marvel and Netflix do next.
  • I bought the Yankee Candle Advent Calendar as there was a great deal on Groupon. I had been debating this one for December but the saving made me hit buy quicker than anything.
  • I recieved my package from MyMallBox which was a mail forwarding service I tried to get some US products. I am so happy with what I bought so keep an eye out for a post coming on it next week.
  • My flat is finally clean, tidy and organised exactly how I wanted it to be after a few weeks of clear outs and things.
  • I got around to tackling clearing out my wardrobes which was a huge task – shamefully I have three triple ones (yes three) – and it was nice to clear out some stuff for car boot sales so I can get into them properly.

Bath and Bodyworks Sanitisers

Five Things Which Sucked

  • On Wednesday we had some bad news finding out that my dad had been made redundant from his role at Trinity Mirror after 24 years’ so this week has been a bit worrying for us all as my dad was the main breadwinner at home.
  • Due to the bad news this week me and my mum didn’t make it to the gym much this week so I am a little behind (although it was probably a much needed break after a tough few physical challenges recently).
  • One of my friends seems to be going through a bit of a tough time at the moment and I hate feeling like there’s little I can do to make things better for her.
  • I really wish I had been able to queue up on Saturday to meet Kat Von D at Debenhams as I think she’s such an amazing person and an inspiration but I didn’t want to cancel my plans for the day.
  • I stayed the same weight at slimming world this week. Usually I wouldn’t be unhappy about this but I have been trying really hard as I’d like to lose a stone before Christmas.

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Complete my PADI training so I can ready for my intensive indoor dive session.
  • Have a solo London date day on Saturday. Every so often I love to pop into London on my own to explore places I’ve been meaning to go to and eat at places I’ve had on my bucket lists.
  • Buy my Christmas cards. I know it’s only October but I always like to be super duper prepared.
  • Starting prepping and planning my Christmas gift guides so they can start launching next week.
  • Finish season one of Daredevil. I took a break to watch Luke Cage but I need to get back into it.
What have you been up to this week?


  1. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    October 9, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    I really need to get around to watching Daredevil! It looks great.

  2. October 10, 2016 / 7:47 am

    Fab post. I am watching Luke Cage at the moment and loving it.

  3. caro_mad
    October 10, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Oh that MyMallBox forwarding service sounds fab. I’m still trying to find a service that doesn’t charge a ridiculous amount of money for shipping from the US, so I’ll definitely check this out.

  4. Cliona Kelliher
    October 10, 2016 / 10:46 am

    I’m dying to see the Bridget Jones movie, the other ones were so funny!
    I’m sorry to hear about your Dad, hopefully things will work out and he will find some other work soon, x

  5. Tooting Mama
    October 10, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    I want to see Bridget Jones, sorry to hear about your Dad, hopefully things will look up. And you’re starting to think about Christmas – you are organised!

  6. Yvonne
    October 10, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Oh I am very jealous about the Yankee Candle Advent Calendar, I want one of those! I didn’t realise they were on sale yet! You have had such an active week, it puts me to shame – my week would be a list of telling the kids off and making dinner ha ha! I really hope everything works out with your Dad, what a worrying time. x

  7. October 10, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    It sounds like you’ve been busy! I really want to see the Bridget Jones movie, it looks so good. I’m watching Luke Cage as well and it’s really great, I’ve loved it so far. I do hope everything with your dad works out.

    Jordanne ||

  8. Little Steps
    October 13, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Yankee Candle advent calendar? Yikes. I want one too. I haven’t seen Bridget Jones yet ๐Ÿ™ Looks like I’ll have to wait till it comes out on dvd.

  9. Claire Mason
    October 14, 2016 / 6:57 am

    Ooooo I can’t wait for your Christmas gift guides. Yankee advent lucky you and I love mice and men

  10. Ickle Pickle
    October 14, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    I so want to see the Bridgette Jones film. I am so sorry about your dads redundancy, it must be such a worry. Kaz x

  11. Rachel George
    October 14, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    Wow! You have had a busy week. How are you so organised? I will still be thinking that I ought to start thinking about Christmas when December has already started! I can’t blame it all on having children, I am disorganised and I spend too much time over at Ordinary Hopes!

  12. Clairejustineo
    October 14, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Such a busy week, sorry to hear about your dads job ๐Ÿ™ Aww I want to go to see Bridget Jones baby! I keep forgetting to go when the husband is off work and kids are a school ..

  13. October 14, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Definitely envious about Miss Periguines School for Perculiar Children – hoping to catch that at half term. And a bit freaked out by your Xmas preparations – I don’t start until December!!

  14. Beth Sachs
    October 15, 2016 / 6:14 am

    I haven’t seen Bridget Jones Baby yet – really must! Sorry about your Dad

  15. Jayne
    October 15, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    What fab week you have had!
    Glad you and your Mum had a lovely evening out together.
    Oh i’ve blagged the hubby to get me a Yankee advent calendar, hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  16. October 15, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    What a fab week you’ve had, apart from your dad’s news, that sucks, good luck to him finding something new. I’ve had my eye on a Yankee candle advent calendar. I did a giveaway with one last year and I’m tempted to again after seeing a few of them really cheap.

    Hope you are having a fab week so far.

  17. Tracy Morgan
    October 15, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    So envious of your busy schedule – but it must get a little tiring, too! Sorry about your dad’s redundancy – I can see how that must be so worrying for the whole family. Here’s hoping it isn’t too long before he finds something else.

  18. Sarahjane
    October 15, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Oooh I love gin and would absolutely love to go to a gin distillery!!

  19. Life Unexpected
    October 15, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I love all the fun things you’ve done this week. I love Camden so much. I really want to see Bridget Jones, I haven’t been able to get childcare to go yet. I hope everything works out for your dad. x

  20. October 16, 2016 / 11:00 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your dad, it must be hard for him! I love Yankee Candle and want to get their advent calendar too ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  21. Galina V
    October 16, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Loos like you had a busy eventful week. Sorry to hear about your Dad, it must be a great worry for you all. The only advent calendar I got so far is Lego Star Wars for my younger son.

  22. October 16, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    I saw Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children at the weekend and really enjoyed it, too, although it’s very different from the book! Sorry to hear about your dad’s job – that must be a real worry, I hope he’s able to find something new quickly ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Evelina Vilke
    October 17, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I went to see No Man’s Land with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
    Hope you had a great time in London.

  24. sarah Lea
    October 17, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Aww, that’s a shame about your dad and his job ๐Ÿ™ I’m sure something will come up for him. It can’t be an easy time. Oh!! The Yankee candle advent calender’s are amazing, I had one the year before last! BEST THING EVER!! I can not wait to see Miss Periguines School for Perculiar Children, it looks so good. I think I’ll read the book first though. xx

  25. October 17, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    awww i really want to see Miss Periguines School for Perculiar Children so so much.. proper jealous lol. Sorry to hear about your friend going thru a tough time hun and though it may feel like you cant do much to help her you probably are by just being there for her. xx

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