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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

Rescue Mission



A couple of years ago, when water started dripping through our ceiling at the top of the stairs during a rather heavy rainfall, to grab buckets and towels was not my first choice.  I climbed into the attic (no easy feat) and dragged a box of videos to safety.  I rummaged through the box and wrenched out one particular video.  It was the only copy I have of Scott and Charlene's wedding in Neighbours, from 1988.  Clutching it to my breast, I climbed down the ladders, stashed it in a safe place in the bedroom, then went hunting for a bucket to catch the now near-waterfall of water coming through the broken tiles...


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So, assuming that all family members, pets and photographs are safe, in an emergency, what would you rush to save?


(I think it goes without saying that I'd also save my Filofaxes - I didn't really need to tell you that, did I?)





Related Links for special people:
Neighbours Wedding - Full Episode (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)




This blog post was written in conjunction with the Writing Workshop that is  run by Josie at Sleep Is For The Weak.  This was Workshop #20 and I used prompt #4 - Clear out a cupboard that you've not visited in years.  You can find all the other Workshop posts >>> here <<<