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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 Great British Blog Festival

An innovative idea from Erica of Little Mummy and LittleMumpreneur fame, the Great British Blog Festival is taking place this week.  This is a chance to celebrate blogging in general, pick up hints and tips, find out why people enjoy writing their blogs so much, the varied reasons for doing so and everything else in between.

There are five main host blogs:

and each day a new post about blogging will appear on the host blogs.  

Each day the five articles will be linked to the main article so there will be plenty for you to read.  No matter whether you are a new blogger, an experienced blogger, a business blogger or a just fancy picking up some new ideas then have a browse through the articles.  There's also a competition you can enter to win a free copy of Erica's Blogging e-Course.  

My article Pimping Your Prose - is about using social networking to reach a wider audience and is being hosted at "Me, The Man and the Baby" today (Tuesday).