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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 story of Hurricane Amie and her trail of destruction

The ruler of all our family came for a visit today - HRH Amie-Leigh - my grandaughter.  In the space of an hour she had left a trail of destruction that any one year old would be proud of.
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First of all she set about tidying my pan cupboard...
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...and climbed in to reach the final pan lid...
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...but didn't have enough turning space to get out.
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She helped Mummy find a nine-letter word on Countdown...
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...and made everyone have their hair brushed, whether they liked it or not...
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...including Nana.
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She had a quick read of Linda's book...
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...and decided that she would help me with my assignment that is due in on Tuesday!
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I'm going to send it off now - it's a much better job that I ever could have done.