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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 End of Big Brother


Tonight, I shall be weeping onto my laptop (watch out for the rivers of mascara, Twitter friends) as Big Brother closes it's doors for the final time until Channel 5 decide that it is a concept they can't refuse.  Many fabulous freaks have passed through the doors; some wanting to experience the original concept of a controlled environment and others canny enough to realise that the popularity of the programme provided an instant springboard to temporary fame and fortune.

What is your favourite moment?  
Who was your favourite housemate?
Can you pick just one of each?