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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  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 new a career path or additional income stre

I Failed!

I was pointed in the direction of the practice version of the UK Citizenship Test online last night (yes, I was bored and it was mentioned in one of the questions on Channel 4's "Million Pound Drop").  This test covers aspects of British history, society and culture and is a requirement when applying for settlement in the UK or full British citizenship.  The test took me just over 7 minutes but you have a full 45 minutes if you need it.


I scored 14 out of 24 correct (58%)

I failed.

I have no idea what the pass mark is because I took it twice more and failed each of those times too (38% and 56% *shakes head in despair*)!

Go on - have a go and post your score in the comments section.  I think I'd have been better off with questions about fish and chips, drinking tea and pop groups of the 80s.