Review of My Week- Monday Motivation

This post was due to go up Sunday (yesterday) evening however, I returned to my flat and had a bad IBS (or whatever it actually is) flare up and I couldn’t do anything all evening and as it already written, I decided that it would go up today.  I hope that it isn’t too boring.

What have I been doing

Work, Work and Work… again, another full week in the office except for a couple of hours off for a hospital checkup. I was meant to get my MRI results on Thursday but this did not go to plan.  So, I took time out of my day to attend the hospital but the person who provides the report on the MRI to the doctor is actually on holiday and this means that it hasn’t been done.  I don’t know who was more shocked, me, the doctor or the receptionist when I had to re-book the appointment.  I am therefore, no further forward in this respect.

I also managed to book some time off for Menorca in October which is really exciting and I am looking forward to getting away for a few days with my family and Mike. We also booked the flights which is good and now I am starting to get excited already!! It is annoying when your partner is a teacher, it means even flights are expensive that week. We were lucky with Mexico as he was doing supply work so could fly during term time but he did potentially lose pay for those 2 weeks.

Weekend Plans 

In Norfolk again (I have no idea what happened to I am not coming back to Norfolk as much in August this may be my plan for September) because I have a hair appointment Saturday morning.  I still come back to Norfolk to get my hair done every 6 weeks because I really like the girl who does it and it is so much cheaper than both Herts and London.

It has also been 4 years since I first started dating Mike so we have decided to go for lunch which will be nice. We were looking at a picnic but the weather in the UK this week has been SO bad.  We opted for Nandos (YUM!) and then went to our favourite branch of Starbucks.  We do love spending time in all coffee shops but this one branch of Starbucks has to be our favourite, the staff are so friendly.


Blog & Products 

I have been using products from my boots haul see post here. I will be doing a full review of the Rimmel Liquick Lipsticks this week  I have been using both colours so far and actually really like both shades.  I am so used to pinky nudes in the past year so the Moca shade takes some getting use to but I do enjoy it when I am brave enough.

I have also been trying to be a bit more personal with my blog. At the beginning, I was very self-conscious about people I know actually starting to read it and laughing at me.  I am still not brave enough to post on my social media platforms but I have posted enough now that if you knew me personally, you could know it is my blog.  The next step is to start using a designated Instagram and Twitter account etc.


I have been eating normally this week and also veggie for most of the week.  I did opt to have meat this weekend as honestly I just really fancied it.  Unfortunately, I had to cancel a dinner date with a friend Monday because my stomach was playing up but that is life for me at the moment.  I havent been that adventurous with food for a while and tent to stick to easy meals because I am so lazy.

Goals for next week

Again, not to spend any unnecessary money…. I was fairly good this week however, I ended up buying more earings so all mine now match, Leggings, a book for Mike, makeup and wash bag in Primark and some essentials in Superdrug.  I have planned a shopping trip with my sister the first Saturday in September and I will try not to spend any unplanned money until then my list for this trip is already growing.  I have not been successful at all with taking my lunches to work with me so this is something which I really must start. My goals are therefore, the same as start week.

What are your weekly goals?

Love, Minnie x



Review Of My Week

I am not usually one for posting at the weekend, purely because I have not been organised enough.  I really loved posting last weekend and therefore, I have decided to see if a weekly round up of my week is manageable and interesting.  I am not sure if any of you really care about my week but it will give me something to look back on.  As I posted my yearly goals this week,  I thought that I would start setting myself some weekly goals to keep on track.

What have I been doing?

I have had a full week at work this week, no out of office appointments or random days off.  It has given me a chance to catch up on stuff at work as it has been so busy and I have had a few days off recently for different reasons.

Mike has also been away this week,  well Friday to Wednesday, he has been on a ‘lads holiday’.  He first went to Estonia and then Latvia and I picked him up on Wednesday night from Stansted Airport.   I may see if he is up for doing a post about his travels, no promises though as he may not be up for that.  His flight was actually delayed Wednesday night so I was extremely sleepy Thursday,  I have learnt that I do not cope well on little sleep.

I have also been looking at flights to Menorca in October.  My parents are actually away for half-term week and have a big villa booked which can also accommodate Mike & I. This means that we have been looking into flights for a while but we have decided that this is definitely what we want to do.  Hopefully, we will get something booked soon and it is another holiday to look forward to.  It also fills the long gap since we returned from Mexico until we go to Berlin at Christmas time.

Weekend plans

This weekend I am in Norfolk.  My parents are still away and my sister is home alone so I am visiting her and my in-laws. I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend without being a recluse like last weekend.  I went to my parents Friday evening and had Macdonalds with Mike & my sister.

Mike & I woke up early Saturday and I got my rook pierced (EEKK!) I really wanted it done and my middle helix but I had worked myself up about the rook and almost talked myself out of it but I am so glad I decided just to go for it (instead of the middle helix).  It didn’t hurt and only stung slightly afterwards.  It doesn’t even hurt the day after but I can’t sleep on it.  She said it takes 6 weeks to heal enough to change the bar and I am already looking forward to that.

We then had a coffee and went to his brothers for a family lunch at a local pub.  It was very nice and they keep farm animals outside too.  On the way home, we all stopped for a drink at another farm shop/restaurant/ bar which was lovely.

The rest of the weekend was for relaxing, visiting my grandma and catching up on jobs that needed doing.


New Products I have been trying

You will already be aware that I have been trying the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and you can check out my first impressions here.  I enjoyed this post as it was a week thing where I actually did update my views on the products daily.  I will be doing a full review on this foundation in due course.

I have also been trying the Clinique Chubby Highlighter this week, it is a cream highlighter and I will be doing a full review once I have used it more.  I am not sure it is the best highlighter with the Maybelline foundation and as I have committed to the foundation every day for a week, I don’t think my first impression is accurate yet.

It has been pay day this week so I have also placed a order with ASOS, Boots and Amazon so I will show you exactly what I bought shortly.


Since my stomach is now returning to normal since my MRI, I have been eating normally and following a veggie diet.  I seem to follow a veggie diet during the week and then eat meat occasionally at weekends.   I did not eat meat last week (at all!) but as my stomach has been recovering, I cannot tell whether this is having any effect on my stomach issues as of yet.  I also get my MRI results next week and if they are all clear then I think my IBS medication may change again as it is not under control at the moment, but I will update you after my appointment with the consultant.

It has been a few days of junk food since Mike came back, we had Chinese takeaway on Thursday evening and Macdonald’s Friday.

Goals for next week

Not to spend any money (other than what I have already planned & any unplanned emergencies) and to start making my lunches for work again.  I have got into the habit of just buying my lunches from Waitrose, which is expensive and not great for my body.  I really need some ideas before I start the week…. maybe my weekly food shop will inspire me or I will head to Google.

Keeping with the same theme, I used to budget my weekly expenditure and I want to start doing that again so I can hopefully really save some money before the end of the year.  It is so hard when you live alone, have rent and bills to pay monthly just to save enough towards a deposit for a house.