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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

Derren Brown : The Events (pt 2)





The findings of an 18 year old:
(via text)

Rachel: did it wrk mum?
Me: no love we're watching strictly. gonna watch on +1. wt about u?
Rachel: no but me and beth are gonna watch it again and change seats

*waits for 1 hour*

Rachel: did jake get stuck? lol
Me: I can't answer you. Im stuck to the chair
Rachel: yea Or8 thn
Me: no it didn't work



The findings of a 10 yr old:

It didn't work. look i can stand up. they are all pretending. is that rachel texting? can i ring her to tell her? can we go and watch derren brown so I can shout out and tell him it's stupid. is it something on the chairs? why didn't it work mum? they're all lying. What if you're stuck to your seat in the morning... you'll be like that *mimes trying to get out of seat*. that boy who's ringing up is an actor isn't he? does he go to stage school? Can I have some supper?