Five Things – Week 53

Five Things – Week 53

Five Things I Did This Week

  • On Wednesday me and the other half had a nice relaxing evening including a Nando’s takeaway, some more Lemony Snicket and a fun game of a deck-building DC comics game. The game was so close I only lost by one point.
  • On Thursday I had a lovely catch up with my best friend and we went to our favourite bar for Rum cocktails and a whole load of food including a tapas board and chicken quesadilla’s, the waiters were even impressed we managed it all. It was lovely to catch up especially as she’s gone through a lot in the past few years’ and finally things seem to be looking up for her.
  • On Friday I headed to Wembley Arena to see A Day To Remember and New Found Glory and the show was so good.
  • On Saturday me and the other half headed into London for dinner. We had originally planned to go to TGI Friday’s but everywhere was massively busy but it was actually great as we spontaneously went to Steak Co and had one of the best meals I’ve had in a while. We had beautiful fillet steak which you cooked yourself to perfection. Sometimes spontaneity works so well.
  • After the meal our weekend was taken up with an epic Lord of the Rings Marathon at the Prince Charles Cinema. From 830pm Saturday until 9am Sunday we watched the extended edition trilogy and it was so much fun. I did miss a little bit of the final film due to tiredness but it was something different to do.

Five Great Things To Happen

  • I bought a new doormat last summer and ever since then it’s sat in my car waiting to be taken up and finally it now sits outside my front door.
  • Another thing I’ve been meaning to do for ages is to sort out my medal hanger. I was given it for Christmas in 2015 so it’s been a long while coming. I’m super happy with how it looks and all it is is a photo frame with the glass taken out covered in sticky back plastic with the hanger screwed and glued onto the board.
  • I was looking on the American Amazon site earlier in the week and noticed an Oogie Boogie Nightmare Before Christmas Pop Vinyl which I didn’t know even existed and it wasn’t super expensive. Of course, I ordered it straight away and I can’t wait for it to arrive.
  • I lost one and a half pounds at Slimming World this week despite not always being 100% good. I am so happy I lost and I vow to be as good as I can this week to make sure I have a decent loss.
  • I used my slow cooker for the first time and made Lemon and Garlic chicken on Sunday and it was so good. I am super excited to try some new recipes and keep cooking.

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Five Things Which Sucked 

  • Boots had apparently lost a photo order I made so there was a lot of going back and forth between the store and their customer services team which was a right pain.
  • I had planned to do some clearing out of my wardrobes and clothing this week but I just didn’t have the time to do it properly so I put it off. I hate putting things back on my to do list but it just needed to be done.
  • My hoover still doesn’t seem to be working on the carpets in my flat so I’ve had to take the plunge and buy a new hoover. At the moment it’s been reserved so I just need to go and buy it.
  • My birthday flowers eventually died and I hated throwing them out. They did last super well at 2 weeks but as they were the first bunch of flowers I’ve ever been bought I didn’t want to get rid of them.
  • My blog stayed at the same DA during the Moz update. Now I shouldn’t really be upset by this as it’s miles better than a drop but I was hoping to just push over the 30 mark. Next time…. next time.

Five Things To Do Next Week

  • Try and see Trainspotting 2 this week.
  • Book my airport parking for when I head to Amsterdam at the end of February.
  • Plan a really fun day out in Oxford as a catch up with a friend who I haven’t seen in ages.
  • Do my DDP Yoga at least twice before work.
  • Lose any weight at Slimming World for next weeks’ weigh in
What have you been up to this week?


  1. Jodie Whitham
    January 30, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Sounds like mostly a good week! I hope to see Trainspotting 2 soon too x

  2. January 31, 2017 / 1:14 am

    Ahh! I love your Central Perk door mat! xo

  3. January 31, 2017 / 10:33 am

    ok i actually want that mat lol, what a great week im not too keen on trainspotting i must admit x

  4. January 31, 2017 / 11:10 am

    I really want to get a slow cooker so I can cook healthier food – oh an your doormat looks fab by the way! x

  5. January 31, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    I really love that doormat, Friends is still a favorite show for me. It sounds like you had a great week, so nice to have a catch up with your best friend, that always makes life better x

  6. danasia
    January 31, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I had heard Trainspotting 2 was coming out soon! I need to go back and re-watch the first one before I see it though.

  7. Emma White
    January 31, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Dare I say I have never stepped foot in a Nandos. I would love to give yoga a try a friend of mine does it and her recent pictures of her in poses are amazing.

  8. Hannah Latoya Bond
    January 31, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I love that doormat you have chosen, it really does look great x

  9. Melanie Edjourian
    January 31, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I love your doormat and have a friend that would love one of these I’m sure. Glad your DA stayed the same mine dropped a point ;-(

  10. January 31, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Wow it is great that you got to see some great music and going out for dinner with your other half sounds like a lovely idea x

  11. Leah Shafik
    January 31, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    I love these posts! You do soo much! My five days would be work, cook, sit, type, bed! x

  12. January 31, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    I love your 5 things roundups – Hope you do get to go to Oxford, its a beautiful city to spend a day with a friend. Pity you didn’t get the movement you wanted on your DA but staying the same is still a good result.

  13. February 1, 2017 / 12:42 am

    Finally the comment section loaded. Been waiting to comment on your post 😀 I think your accomplishments,great things that happened, and things to look forward to outweighs what sucked. May your next week be fab!

  14. Charlotte
    February 1, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    I need your doormat! I used to have the yellow frame that Monica had on the back of her door in friends but I never got around to putting it up. I’ve no idea where it is now. x

  15. Jessica Lynn Martin
    February 1, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Sounds like you had a great week! I love your doormat! I am a big fan of Friends!

  16. February 1, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Loving the doormat – and I’m quite envious about your social life – great you are getting out and doing stuff!

  17. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    February 1, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    I really like the doormat! Sounds like a good week

  18. February 1, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    ooo i really want a slow cooker. been meaning to get one but i keep forgetting about it.

  19. February 2, 2017 / 8:47 am

    My DA stayed the same too. Am happy with that. Enjoy Amsterdam. It’s a beautiful place.

  20. Newcastle Family Life
    February 2, 2017 / 9:13 am

    It sounds like you had a great week, well done on the sw loss I have just rejoined x

  21. February 2, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Well done on the weightloss, I also need to book airport parking, plan oxford visit for my visitng me from japan.

  22. Beautyqueenuk
    February 2, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Wow well done on the weightloss and I always hate it when flowers die, especially when they are so personal x

  23. February 2, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    I always love your 5 things posts! Well done on the weight loss too. I love the idea of the LOTR marathon through the Night too z

  24. Tracy Morgan
    February 3, 2017 / 8:52 am

    Loads of eating out, my favourite thing to do! Good luck in seeing whether you’ve lost any weight at SW next week and have a fun day in Oxford!

  25. kerry norris
    February 3, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Run cocktails are my fave. I defo want to watch train spotting too c

  26. February 3, 2017 / 11:06 am

    I’ve never been to Steak Co – must check it next time I’m in London.
    Love your new doormat! :))

  27. February 3, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Oh my god the Lord of the Rings marathon sounds like so much fun! Literally my favourite film series ever, I wish I’d known about that!

    • February 3, 2017 / 4:42 pm

      There’s another one on the last weekend of February if you’re in London x

  28. Zena's Suitcase
    February 3, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    That’s a busy week. Well done on the slimming world loss, I think you can still go in the right direction even if you have a treat in the week. Love the mat as well

  29. February 3, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Nandos and rum cocktails, I’m jealous! Wish I had a Nando’s locally x

  30. Angela Milnes
    February 3, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    keep working hard and creating amazing content and the da will hit 30 🙂 It can be really hard work. I love reading your five things posts! They are my favourite ones! You do som much interesting stuff! 🙂 Enjoy Oxford.

  31. February 3, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    Well done for the loss at slimming world! My DA went down slighty this month so well done on staying the same! You will hit that magic 30 soon!

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