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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 had an invitation to a very special fashion show and I was seated on the second row.  I was aware that the designers were new on the scene and that the audience members would be very exclusive for this premier presentation...

Fashion Through The Ages

A sneak preview at the design brainstorming

The stage is set

Inspiration taken from the 1970's

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This was a Year 6 textiles project.  
They each had to design their own item of clothing, make it (stitched by hand) and model it in the fashion show, with accompanying appropriate music.