Five Things Week 10 ~ End of 2016 {+Giveaway}

Five Things Week 10, marks end of 2016 and also 10 weeks since I started sharing these weekly roundups. I have an ongoing #giveaway open to UK residents only to win a Lee Stafford Academy straighteners. It’s seems surreal that today is the last day of 2016, where has the year gone. When I sit down and reflect on the year, I have been truly blessed and can only imagine how 2017 will be like. God’s grace allowed me to complete my #take12trips travel challenge and give an update of how I did in the year. I have had an opportunity to thank my 2016 sponsors including the December 2016 sponsors I mentioned yesterday. 2017 holds so much promise and I can not wait to see what the lord has in store for my life as a whole.

five weeks week 10

Five Things I did

  • Last Sunday was Christmas Day, I spent the day with my parents and we went to church together. It was a good calm and relaxing day, I had given my parents the Christmas presents I got.
  • Tuesday night, tried out a new restaurant {to me} in Whitechapel called The Gourmet Hut. They have the most delicious burgers ever, we had such a great time there.
  • Thursday went shopping with my friends in Oxford, the weather was absolutely frightful but KFC was so delightful. Hahaha
  • Spent three awesome days with my besties just enjoying life and ending the year with a bang.
  • Friday, traveled home for end of year and opening of the year service with my parents. I have always loved closing and opening the year in the house of the lord.

Five Great Things to happen

  • Last week Thursday, my friend who I visit in Korea yearly came back for Christmas to visit her family {+Friends}. It was great to see her and our other friends, 3 musketeers.
  • Tuesday went to Bethany Green ‘Spa Experience’, we had booked to spend some time in the spa.
  • Wednesday, I passed my practical driving test. I didn’t mention it to anyone until after I got my certificate.
  • Thursday, we spontaneous decided to go clubbing Reading. It’s been over 3 years since we three last clubbed together.
  • A brand I recently worked with asked me for a long-term collaboration, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.

Five Things that sucked

  • Monday, all trains from Paddington where cancelled so couldn’t go back home. This was a blessing and a curse, blessing spent more time with parents and curse, ruined my plans.
  • Tuesday, still no trains where running from Paddington until 29th Dec 2016. We ended up heading to Ealing Broadway to catch trains to Oxford but got on the slow (murderous) train. #adultchoices you stick to them.
  • The spontaneous visit to Reading to club cost us £50+ for a taxis home since no trains where running at 4am.
  • I had a troll bully me on my blog Facebook page and it ticked me off. Thanks Facebook for the option to block and ban unwanted people from the page.
  • Though I passed my driving test, it was scary driving in the fog. There was a 20-car trail accident on A40 on Wednesday where one person died in Oxfordshire. So sad.

Five Things for next week

  • Stay organised, on a recent trip shopping with my mother I picked up a stay organised planner from Wilko and cannot wait to start using it.
  • I intend to set my yearly goals which are broken down either into quarters or monthly achievable targets.
  • Schedule posts for the next two weeks as I catch up on the other ugly side of blogging
  • Start saving for a car now that I have passed my test
  • Start saving for the concert I am attending with my sister at the end of January.

And there you have it, Five Things week 10. Though quite unbelievable, goodbye 2016 and wishing you all a great start to 2017.



  1. January 3, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Sounds like a lovely Christmas, well done passing your driving test, that’s amazing! xo

    • January 7, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Thanks Rachel

  2. Kira L Curtis
    January 2, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Congrats on passing you driving test! Sounds like a lovely christmas and some lovely time spent with your family! All the best for the new year!

    • January 7, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Thanks Kira! Definitely excited for the new year

  3. Bex Smith
    January 2, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Well done on passing your driving test! Its so nice you got to see your friend too

    • January 7, 2017 / 10:06 am

      It was absolutely amazing since we don’t get to see each other that often

  4. January 2, 2017 / 11:25 am

    Congrats on passing your driving test, what a brilliant achievement to end the year with! Happy New Year 🙂

    • January 7, 2017 / 10:06 am

      Thanks Jess, it was a great way to end the year

  5. Unsigned, Emmie
    January 1, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Love these update posts form you and will be looking into buying a stay organised planner for sure alongside my printables!! xo

    • January 7, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Having a planner is such a great help, my big problem is remembering to enter the goals into a planner not just my head lol

  6. Crystal Gareau
    January 1, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I really love this post. I love the way it’s set up and how it’s easy to ready and it’s got such an interesting flow to it. Good job!

    • January 7, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Thanks crystal

  7. Cristina Leigh
    January 1, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    I love how this post is set out, the Five things is so nice to read! Congratulations on the long term collaboration with the brand you have worked with before! I hope 2017 brings you a lot of opportunities x

    • January 7, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Thank you Cristina, I got the idea and structure from a fellow blogger and yes I was excited to have so many collaborations in 2016

  8. Hannah Latoya Bond
    January 1, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Happy new year. I had trouble with the trains too. I wanted to get into London last night but couldn’t because of the engineering work going on x

    • January 7, 2017 / 10:03 am

      It was totally annoying having so many engineering works during the festive period.
      Happy New Year Hannah

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