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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...

...and climbed in to reach the final pan lid...

...but didn't have enough turning space to get out.

She helped Mummy find a nine-letter word on Countdown...

...and made everyone have their hair brushed, whether they liked it or not...

...including Nana.

She had a quick read of Linda's book...

...and decided that she would help me with my assignment that is due in on Tuesday!

I'm going to send it off now - it's a much better job that I ever could have done.