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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  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 new a career path or additional income stre

Childhood memories that make me smile

You can blame Manda (from Flying Start Mag) for this blog post.  I read her blog post about shiny, happy, feel good stuff and saw that I was tagged.  I thought I could get off this one lightly because I'd already joined in the Shiny, Happy Meme but then there was the twitter alert and the fact that she'd moved the goalposts by making a list of 20 (yes, 20!! Has she nothing better to do?) things that make her feel happy.  So I left a jokey comment about having to use my day off on Friday to write this one up and I got told that I'd have to compile a list of 21.  That'll teach me to keep my mouth shut (or fingers still... whatever)!!


So, how do I move the goalposts myself and *still* achieve one-upmanship?  Oh yes, I know... a list of childhood memories - the stuff that makes me yearn for "ye olde days" of being a child, with no cares in the world.




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The Noveltones - Left Bank Two .mp3
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Remind you of anything?

6 TV Programmes













In order: 
The Magic Roundabout
Play Away with Brian Cant
Worzel Gummidge (it used to scare the shit out of me when he changed heads)
Take Hart (and Morph)
Grange Hill - The Zammo years (Just Say No)
Blockbusters - can you still do the Blockbusters Hand Jive..?  Go on... give it a go.

5 Musical Memories


In order:
Brotherhood of Man, Save Your Kisses For Me
Showaddywaddy, Under The Moon Of Love
T'Pau, China In Your Hand
Yazz and the Plastic Population, The Only Way Is Up
Live Aid!!!

4 Fantastic Films




In order:
Labyrinth
Back To The Future
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Breakfast Club

3 Sporting Moments

 
In order:
Jane Torvill & Christopher Dean - Barnum on Ice
Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards - Calgary 1988
Daley Thompson - Decathalon 1984

2 Board Games









In order:
Mousetrap
Trivial Pursuit

1 Computer Game



Jet Set Willy


Aaahhh the memories!!!  Yes - all 21 of them!!!
I'm now off for a lie down in a darkened room...




So, who to tag now??  I think I'd like to see a childhood memory (just one, no need to go mad like me, unless you want to, of course) of the following:
Battling On
Celestial Motherhood
Bumbling Along
A Mothers Ramblings
Not Such A Yum Mum


If you've been tagged, when you've written your blog post, please come back and leave the link here: