Five Things: June Edition

10 July 2018

I’m really excited to be finally joining this linky run by From Rachael Claire and Georgia. It’s a special linky to help you focus on yourselves for once - what can get better and interesting than that?

June has been a hit and miss month for my family, we’ve had reasons to smile for and also heartbreak to conquer. So I’m glad to be participating in this linky so I can focus on the positives. But I had to re write this entire post as I forgot one rule and that was to focus on yourself and not you as a Mama.
So what positive five things engrossed the month of June for me?

Shopping at 7:30am

Yes, you read that right! Shopping at 7:30am, on a weekday, just before work - and not for groceries either! For clothes, for home decor items... just for leisure! I can’t tell you enough how very quiet and peaceful it was!


There was no way that I was going to leave Eid out - it was exceptionally amazing, it always is, whatever the occasion to be able to spend quality time with the family and extended family. I really looked forward to it this year as since starting full time work, I just needed an excuse to put my feet up and enjoy.

Work conference

I attended my first conference at work and I’m not going to lie - I was nervous at first as I did not know anyone there but it turned out to be such a lovely day. I’m not sure whether it was the friendly atmosphere or the actual location of the event that made me feel good but all in all, I had a lovely time.

Taking the lead

I started work nearly 2 months ago and have felt myself develop so much. Although I’m new, I didn’t let that stop me from putting myself forward to join a new committee that is focusing on how to improve the work as well as focusing on how to make breastfeeding successful in the U.K. - I am really looking forward to this as I believe that having first hand experience will definitely be beneficial on how the NHS can and needs to improve in this area.


The last time I had read an actual novel was back in 2016 when I was pregnant and even then I didn’t actually finish it! I use to be that girl who you would always see with a book, that girl who you would see crossing the road whilst reading a book (yes, I know dangerous but I did look around!).
Now, I have been trying my best to get back into reading and finally chose Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland which I’m thoroughly enjoying, I won’t say much on here about it as I do intend to do a full book review when I’m finished!


So there you have my very first post for My Five Things! What have been your top 5 favourites/moments for June?


  1. Well done on attending your work conference and stepping up more!

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely month. I love shopping earlier and getting in before all the crowds, like you mentioned it's very peaceful.
    Fairy Kissed Daisy (@KissedDaisy)

  3. Really enjoy these types of posts! I’ve been meaning to get back into reading l, I haven’t read a good book in so long! X

  4. You're living the life with the 7:30am shopping! I love that it's early enough that others are sleeping and everything. It's pretty cool that you got to attend a work conference! You'll be more comfortable as you go to more :)!. Glad to hear that you've developed so much at work! Keep it up! :)

    Nancy ♥

  5. Sounds like you are doing amazingly at work Soffy! I’m so glad your first work conference went well. I’d love to read your review of Wilde Like Me, I always enjoy watching Louise on YouTube but never got round to reading her books yet. Sounds like a great month, hope you are having a lovely July too <3 xx

    Bexa |


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