My 5 things on a Friday


Hi, how are you on this Friday? Good I hope. I hope you have a lovely weekend planned.

This week, aside from ploughing through a lot of admin, I have mostly been enjoying the return of the sunshine via leafy walks home from school, impromptu trips to the park and a few 5k runs. I am a little dismayed to be putting my big coat away (again) but I’ll never truly complain when the sunshine greets me when I leave the house in the morning.

So as it’s Friday (YAY!) here are the 5 things that I wanted to share with you guys that I’ve been into this week:


Dave and I finally sat down last week and started watching BBC’s Killing Eve, in which two women go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. I can categorically confirm that, (thankfully), it absolutely lived up to the hype and IS incredible. Super acting, storyline and wonderfully witty. Unmissable.


Wednesday was #worldmentalhealthday and I was incredibly moved and inspired by the amount of people online talking and sharing their own experiences, as well as providing support to others. I touched on my own experiences of mental health in this blog post recently. I truly believe that the more we openly talk and share our struggles and worries it will make people feel less alone.

If anything is troubling you/you want more information then please do click on The Samaritans website here.


I really enjoyed this weeks episode of The High Low. It covers the Taylor Swift political Instagram caption, Johnny Depp being featured on the cover of GQ and the Strictly Come Dancing curse destroying yet another relationship. Got a spare hour? Definitely go and listen.


In the media this week I also thoroughly devoured this article about fitness by Daisy Buchanan in Grazia, regarding exercise helping her with anxiety. I love this; I can relate so much. I find that a sweaty run or a gruelling HIIT workout makes me feel good about myself and totally lifts my mood.

Although I’ll never be an elite athlete (nor do I even enjoy the act of running, at times) the impact that exercise has on my brain and wellbeing is phenomenal. Because, quite frankly, you simply cannot beat that post-run feeling.


And finally here’s what I’ve got in my online shopping basket to hopefully checkout on a few things this weekend.

p.s. Not to be a smug fuck, but I’ll be in Madrid next week with my other half eating an obscene about of tapas (lols), so I will see you back here the week after next.

Happy weekend and take care guys.

Love, Jess x

Jess Soothill

Jess is a Mother of twins, blogger and writer.

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  1. October 12, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Oh I keep seeing about Killing Eve – might have to watch it on catch up! Have an amazing time in Madrid 🙂

    • Jess
      October 14, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Honestly watch it; you won’t regret it 🙂 x

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