Adult Fails: Bathroom Breakage, Potato Peelers & Stressful Shopping

Adult Fails: Bathroom Breakage, Potato Peelers & Stressful Shopping

Since you guys seemed to love my post on my adult fails and how much I suck at being a grown up, I’ve decided to turn it into a monthly series. This month’s adult fails will give you a little insight into my house life and why I probably should still be living at home with my mam and dad.

Wet Room

Sunday mornings are when I get my Mrs Hinch on and clean my house, starting with the fur babies room downstairs and ending with the bathroom. Well on this particular Sunday I wanted to descale the shower head, and I was doing a cracking job until the shower came completely off the wall. I’m not sure if it’s because the shower is old (hence why we’ve bought a new bathroom), or I just don’t know my own strength, but I somehow managed to rip the shower and the pole holding it up off the wall. I guess I was just lucky that water didn’t start pouring out from the pipes.

Lesson learnt: Don’t touch the shower, or anything that’s fixed to the wall ever again.

Potato Peeler

How did I fix ripping the shower off the wall? Well, this brings me on to my next adult fail. The reason the shower fell off the wall is because the nail holding it up became loose because the wall plug holding it in had crumbled away with old age. Now I have a tool box in the garage (I know, very adult of me) and this has wall plugs in it, however, they were far too big. Instead of going to B&Q, which is what I should of done) I thought I could fix this myself. To be fair I did fix it, but it took me cutting the wall plug down to size using a potato peeler to make it fit into the wall.

Lesson learnt: Go to B&Q and buy the correct tools.

Earn Those Points

I no longer have my Unidays student account anymore. I mean, I can’t really complain because I managed to keep it for an additional four years, but what can I say, I begrudge paying full price for clothing. If I do have to pay full price for stuff I like to feel like I’m getting something back, this is probably why I have so many point cards. I have cards for everything, such as Boots, The Body Shop, Debenhams, Starbucks, Shell Garage etc, but this month I’ve only just discovered Nectar. I don’t know how I missed it, because you can get Nectar points practically everywhere! You won’t believe the amount of points I’ve generated this month on fuel and ASOS orders. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this sooner – I’m just trying not to think about the amount of points I could have saved.

Lesson learnt:  When moving out ask your mam what point cards you should have.

Tile Trips

It’s official, I hate tile shopping. Five shops, four hours and two quotes later, we found our tiles, and guess what? We ended up choosing tiles from the first shop we went to… only four hours later. I mean, we had no clue what we wanted tile-wise, or had done any research beforehand about what stores we should go to, or what we even needed in terms of grout etc. So, I guess we could blame ourselves for our disaster of a shopping trip. Thankfully we have our tiles now and all systems are ready to go with the bathroom.

Lesson learnt: Make a Pinterest board for inspiration and research what stores you need to visit beforehand.

Beer Fear

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I went for bottomless brunch for my sister’s birthday and let’s just say it resulted it total beer fear. You know when you get that ‘I’m never going to drink again’ moment, well as much as I loved bottomless brunch I wish I controlled myself a little more. I guess that’s the dangers of day drinking! I don’t regret it as it was such good fun, but I did get a little too drunk and possibly embarrassed myself – opps. It isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last!

Lesson learnt: Don’t let your mam get the shots in.

Have you done any adult fails recently?

Sarah Jayne x

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  1. Erin
    March 3, 2019 / 10:21 pm

    I will cry the day I loose my Unidays again! haha, that and having to pay council tax – adulting sucks!

    Erin x

  2. March 4, 2019 / 7:06 am

    YESSSS! Love your adult fails, honestly they make me feel so much better about mine!

    Can’t believe you pulled the shower off the wall, that’s impressive … I’m using this as an excuse to never clean my bathroom again!

    OMG bottomless brunches are so dangerous, the last one I did I ended up knocking myself unconscious in the bathroom!

  3. bethan shufflebotham
    March 5, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    I had a right good giggle at this! I shouldnt – because when i move out i know i’ll be exactly the same!

  4. Mel
    March 7, 2019 / 7:34 am

    Omg this had me laughing away! Adulting is more a case of winging it I think.

  5. Alicia
    March 7, 2019 / 6:01 pm

    haha I loved this post! I’m currently looking for tiles for my ensuite so will have a look at pinterest haha, bottomless brunch I will never learn though haha

    Alicia Xo

  6. WhatLauraLoves
    March 7, 2019 / 8:46 pm

    I was literally lolling my way through this post! Such a you thing to do xxx

  7. Alice Spake
    March 8, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    You’re a braver women than me, I still get my Dad to do any DIY because Arran is useless xx

  8. Laura
    March 9, 2019 / 6:21 pm

    I absolutely love this series, such a good idea and so funny! Bloody Nectar points are great too! x

  9. Lady Writes
    March 10, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    I loathe tile shopping with a passion too – and tap shopping! x

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