Top Five Friday ~ Next Blogger Event

Happy Friday everyone! This day has been long time coming and I am glad to report this week was all joys. Last week my family suffered a double blow; we had a funeral and a burial in one day. To make matters even sadder that very day (Monday 18th September) was my mother’s birthday. We didn’t get to celebrate her birthday, I mean how could we when we were mourning. This week has definitely been much better and I am thankful for your kind words last week.

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Top Five Friday ~ Next Blogger Event

This week’s Top Five Friday is a mixture of all awesome things that happened from last Saturday. I will also share some other things that are yet to happen, without further ado here is the Top Five Friday.

Next Blogger Event – I am excited to be attending the Next store’s blogger event in Shoreditch London today. It’s been 2 years since I last week to my first Next Blogger Event. The line up of bloggers sharing their expertise hasn’t changed much since the first time I went. But regardless I am still looking forward to it.

Veeno Reading – Yesterday a lovely email dropped onto my mailbox asking if we would like to review Veeno in Reading. Internally I said yes but since they said I could bring plus one I asked my sister and she is game. So we’ve booked ourselves to review Veeno Reading – a wine tasting Italian restaurant.

National Trust Membership

Yesterday whilst planning what else we can do with our Saturday I opted to check out local attractions. Reading has so much to offer but I was after something like Basildon Park which is not far from me. In doing that I decided to join the national trust so I can visit as many castles, Parks, beaches and attractions.

Surprise visits – As mentioned last week was a painful week for my family I didn’t know how much it affected me until later. Obviously my mother did and she started concocting a plan to visit my sister and I. When they turned up last Saturday I was so surprised and happy, previously I had felt drained but seeing them gave me energy. We had lunch at mine before we drove to Blenheim Palace and spent a couple of hours before they went home.

Birthdays – So my mum’s birthday was a disaster due to the funerals and we never really got to celebrate. This Sunday is my daddy’s birthday and I am not sure what to get him (yes it’s last minute). Then my sister-in-law is planning a mega 5th birthday for my nephew for November with Shrek theme. As guests we are all expected to dress as one of the characters and I am thinking I dress as puss in boots or donkey. 🤣🤣😂

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  • Oh my goodness sending so many hugs. What a horrid week, but so glad you had so many positives in there as well. So sorry to hear you’ve lost someone. x

  • Sorry to hear about the funeral – thinking of you! But glad you have events to take your mind of things 🙂

  • Stephanie

    Oh I am so sorry about your losses. It sounds like you had a nice event with NEXT though, and I hope that made things feel a little brighter

  • Baby Isabella

    Sorry to hear about your losses 🙁 sounds like you are going through a rough time. Glad to got the review in Reading! We live in Basingstoke…small world. The NEXT event soundscape intriguing x

  • Oh hun so sorry to hear about the funeral sending hugs and love your way, let me know if you need anything. Glad that you had some things like the Next event to take your mind off last week xx

  • Talya Stone

    Oooh I wanted to go to the Next blogger event but had a clash – going to look out for your post on that!

  • Kara

    A shrek themed birthday party sounds awesome – have you been to Shrek’s Adventure (it is brilliant)

  • Sorry to hear about the sad news. I hope you are doing well. I like the sound of the events you have planned especially the Next Blogger event. Have fun x

  • TheMummyToolbox

    I love the idea of pus in boots as a costume! and sorry to hear you have had a hard time of late!

  • Jayne

    I’m so sorry to hear of your sad news, sending hugs your way.
    Sounds like you have some lovely plans coming up though, so I hope you have a fab time xx

  • Joanna

    Glad to hear u had a better week. It looks as if you have some exciting things coming up I like the sound of the shrek themed party.

  • Helen Jacob-Lloyd

    Aww sounds like a busy/exciting time! I got an invite to the Next event too (but sadly couldn’t make it) – I hope you had lots of fun 🙂

  • David Jack Taylor

    Looks like you have a lot to look forward to! Slightly jealous about the Next event!!

  • Looks like there’s a lot of exciting things coming up.Hope the Next event works out well for you, my wife would be very jealous as she LOVES shopping there.