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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


Can you remember all the cars you've owned?

We thought we could...  

Here are all* the cars we've owned since we met in 1990
(images courtesy of publicly provided pictures in Google Images)

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There are 63 in the collage plus the two that we drive now!
This is what happens when you marry someone who likes to wheel (*groan*) and deal in cars.

You should have seen Kev's face when I asked him to name (and shame) all the cars that we've had.  It was a mixture of pleasure and pain.  But he did it (with a little prompting from me) and couldn't believe it when we counted up the total at the end.

We're odd, aren't we?

*since I created the collage, Kev remembered about four more!!