It’s been a busy week to say the least! The days of relaxing at home are behind me and instead I realised that I’d double booked myself over the weekend. My uni friends were coming down to London to visit, and as were two new friends that I’d made at the recent Disney London meet-up. I think I needed another weekend at the end of that to chill out after all the madness!

As if day-seating for Wicked and watching it from the front row wasn’t enough for one week, I also went to a preview performance of Half A Sixpence. It blew me away.

Read on to find out what I thought…

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It’s been another crazy one.

Between a hectic week at work, packing for Florida, and a bit of a social life, I haven’t had a massive amount of time left over for blogging, but there always has to be time to squeeze in a weekly round-up.

This week I went to a fab pub quiz where points were awarded in accordance to how many members of the epic pop group Steps that you could name, rather than on your knowledge of ancient politics. Needless to say, we did slightly better than usual.

I also got colouring – Disney style – with an adorable mini book from Ladybird and then did a bit of offline writing for good measure. Between all that, I still found the time to bring you my three favourite blogs of the week. Read on to find out if you made the shortlist.

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This week has been one of those that goes on and on and on. After such a fun weekend, most days this week have felt like Friday, but then the cold light of day descends and my alarm goes off at 7am the next morning, as always.

The weekend has mercifully come along now and I’m not even very happy about it. That’s because of a slightly terrifying event that is happening. After months of attempting to train, it’s time for me to do my half marathon and I’m a bit terrified. Lots of 6am starts and endless Sunday morning runs have lead up tot his point. Am I ready? Another few weeks definitely wouldn’t go amiss, but I’m ready to get out there and get it done now.

Also this week, I got to go on a boat trip up the River Thames with work and I ate the best fish and chips in London.

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I write this from a very hot apartment without any wifi. Yes, it has been a tough week. A heatwave in a west-facing apartment is never particularly fun. I can’t complain too much though, because I’m fully moved into that new home that I couldn’t stop banging on about. Yes, the horrible house share is behind me and I have a beautiful, clean apartment with my best friend instead. With brand new solid wood flooring and fresh paint that has a tiny tint of pink, I know this is going to be a happy home.

The joys of moving bring downsides as well. My bank account seems to have a hole in the bottom because money is constantly draining out onto things like ‘advance payment on the electricity bill’ and ‘council tax’. Plus there was that £100 that I accidentally spent on new furniture in IKEA. It was all great value – I promise! Read on to find out what else I’ve been up to this week.

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It’s official. The I’s have been dotted and the T’s have been crossed, and I’m set to move to the other side of the city next week. It’s time to say goodbye to my rubbish house share and move back in with my housemate of three years from uni, who is coincidentally also my best friend. It’s going to be pretty amazing, despite the longer commute and higher rent. You can’t have everything, right?

I’ve also been getting back into the swing of work after being away for a week. It’s such a culture shock to return back to the sights and sounds of the city after spending a week in a small town. I think I relaxed into my time off a little too much because going back to work was tough, but I made it through.

Also this week, one of my dreams came true. I’ve wanted to see this musical ever since the Lion King roared onto the London stage in 1999 and on Wednesday I got to live my dream. Plus, we did it in style, celebrating Holly’s birthday with fabulous Circle seats and a champagne celebration package. Stay tuned for a special review post coming later this week.

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