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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


Today, I have written a guest post for the (unofficial) Starman Fan Club.  If you have been watching Pineapple Dance Studios on Sky 1 on Sundays then you'll know exactly what I am on about. If you haven't then maybe you need to read this blog post first and then head on over to the Starman Fan Club blog.  It's all about Andrew Stone, y'know!

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One of Andrew Stone's quotes is this:
"’ve got to love oneself to love someone else and I think the person who loves oneself without being too into themselves of course can actually have a successful relationship as well".
This links in with the launch of a "Kindness Club" by Susie at "NewDayNewLesson".  There is more information on her website and you can also grab the badge from here:

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Also, I have arranged a "blog swap" with Holly from "It's A Mummy's Life" on Thursday so don't forget to come and have a look at what Holly has to say about what is swaying her vote in the upcoming General Election...