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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

The Pot Calls The Kettle Black

Whilst browsing through Twitter earlier today I had noticed that Derren Brown had tweeted the link to his latest blog post. I had 5 minutes to spare so I thought I'd give it the once over.


The subject matter isn't the issue... it's the choice of wording!!

"... few things disturb me more about modern TV than people being humiliated and misled for our entertainment..."

Oh dear, Mr Brown! Could you remind us what your Channel 4 commissions have been recently?
all of which involve people being humiliated and misled for our entertainment.

All of the above links have been taken from Derren Brown's Wikipedia page which, funnily enough, describes him as a "mentalist". That made me snigger for some strange reason.....