Top 5 Friday

Hi there and welcome to the Top 5 Friday, its been a while since I did this type of post but today I thought I crack one out. The last couple of weeks have been absolutely awesome, if memory serves me right this is the best start to the year I have had in a long time and I am so thankful. As always I will list 5 items I have been itching to talk about or want to share this week so without further adieu.

5. 50 Shades of Grey ~ I think it’s about time I shared with y’all my view of 50 shades of grey especially with the movie having come out already. Before I read the 3 books I had heard so many stories about how erotic it was and basically a porn book. I was both intrigued and confused because no one person who read the books could give you a straight answer everyone had their own interpretation. So I embarked on the journey that is 50 shades of grey and I was quite taken in by the first book until someone told me there were two more books to go, I was excited to see what more the author can add in and hoping the grammar and spelling will improve in book two and three. To my disappointment it did not felt like it was getting worse. Book one told you a story of two people in love and each with different life issues. Yes there was a lot of sex descriptions which your mamma should not catch you reading but compared to the French erotica books I had read that was nothing. I love Ana and could relate to how she felt in some parts of the book and Christian was overall your kind of guy ‘good in bed’ but the mummy issues he came with he can keep thank you. Books 2 and 3 well I remember the violence and the escape from death for Christian other than that not much. If someone ever wanted to read the books I would encourage them to read the epilogue in book three then read the books from the beginning, as its the only part of the book not completely filled with grammatical errors and actually is from Christian’s point of view.

4. Kingsman – This movie was fun from start to finish, a friend of mine and I went to see it this week and we were definitely not disappointed. It definitely gave James Bond and Jason Bourne a run for their money. I loved the London chav humour, the posh-‘toots’ added in for good measure and Colin Firth (forever my Mr Darcy) was absolutely on point throughout the movie, his character was well played, so easy to like and absolutely loved the suits. There is nothing like a well tailored English gentleman suit, I am sure they are many to dispute this but that was my opinion. I think everyone should go watch this movie.

3. Rewards – This week has been full of rewards both blogging and work which has been absolutely uplifting and very encouraging, I am literally on the excitement high and I do not want to come back down. I will share more next week this week I just want to be selfish and enjoy it myself.

2. Hemingway Quote ~ During the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, Colin Firth’s character quoted Hemingway, I had never heard of the quote before but it stuck and now me and my friend are quoting it every time we remember which for me now is daily

1. Family – For me the most important thing in my life is family above all else, I have committed my family to God and I am eternally grateful for the everyday blessings we receive, just being alive is a blessing enough. The air we breath is a blessing we do not see it but we know its there and we utilise it, same with God we do not see him directly but we know he’s there and we feel his presence be it in out friends, neighbours or even just ourselves.
These are my Top 5 Friday, what do you have on your list? Have a blessed weekend.
  • I loved kingsman i could not get enough and I want to watch it again.

  • Great five list. I'm glad to hear a review on Kingsman — it's on my list of things to see and it's good to hear that you enjoyed it.

  • I am thank you Lauren, wishing you the best

  • Glad to hear from someone who's watched the movie, i think i will wait for it to come on DVD not sure if I can watch it in cinema just yet

  • I am not sure if I want to see the movie but the epilogue is what i loved the most about the book

  • I read all three 50 shades books too, and honestly wasn't that impressed! I still sort of want to see the movie though!

  • Family is always a great part of your life to celebrate! And I enjoyed 50 Shades of Grey as well… the movie was a bit slow at parts, but the dialogue was improved upon from the books, and it was visually well-done. Congrats on your mystery blogging achievement!


  • It sounds like you are having a great year! Thanks for the review on 50 shades, I personally haven't read the book but it's good to know an honest review!

  • hahaha definitely should check it out and see if its worthy the talk. Family is and always will be number one.

  • Thanks Sherrie, 50 Shades of grey is somewhat a good read if you over look the grammatical errors and the repeat in activities.

  • Hemingway has the best quotes and I am just learning them now. Definitely check out 50 shades of grey and form your own opinion of it.

  • Family is definitely number one. 🙂 I think I am the only woman alive who hasn't read 50 Shades Of Gray!

  • Glad you have had a great start for the new year. Mine has been ok. I would like to see 50 Shades of Grey myself. Sounds like it'd be really good.

  • Love the quote– and Hemingway. I haven't read 50 Shades of Grey, but maybe I should…I need knew reading material.

  • I am happy for you both, have a great weekend too x

  • I am indeed and agreed family should always be in top 5 in everyone's life.

  • I am glad to hear it, its been a blessing which I am thoroughly enjoying

  • I could not have put 50 shades of grey better than your statement. Thanks Franc

  • You should totally see Kingsman its awesome. Family is very important.

  • Family is number 1 and i am learning that every day

  • Hahaha thanks Stephanie, I think for me that was one of the main reasons I wanted to have my own opinion of it not everybody else's interpretation

  • I really have and thanks. I think 50 shades of grey is not for everyone and even me who read it wouldnt want to read it again but did love the epilogue

  • Thank you Ashley, so far so good and very blessed.

  • I had heard of Hemingway but was familiar with his quotes until the Kingsman movie revived them for me

  • I was raised that family comes first above everything. This year has really started off great for my husband and I. Have a great weekend.

  • I would have to agree that family is my number one top 5. This year has been amazing so far, and sounds like for you a good one to.

  • Great to see positive vibes from you! This year has been going well for me too!

  • Yes, family comes close. I guess when it comes to 50 shades of Grey, people should take it more as a love story and an erotic book.

  • I love that quote! I totally want to see Kingsman and nothing is more important than family! Great 5 on Friday!

  • Family is so important. I've always known it, but the older I get, the more I know it. 🙂

  • Sounds like you're having a great beginning of the year! And I haven't read the 50 shades books, but I do appreciate hearing the point of view from someone who has actually read them, rather than a bunch of catty attitudes from people who have never opened the cover.

  • You have had a great start to the new year. I tried to read 50 shades of grey once but put in down after a few pages!

  • I love that quote! So glad the first few weeks of February have been so rewarding for you! Hoping the last few are even better than the first 🙂

  • I'm a sucker for a good Hemingway quote! Great list 😀

  • Thank you hun, I loved the kingsman big time.

  • Congrats on having such a fun start of the year! Even though we're only two months in, I predict 2015 is going to be AMAZING! I really enjoyed the Kingsman film as well <3