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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

Online Shopping Discounts Using Voucher Hub

In an earlier post I promised you that some of my forthcoming reviews and sponsored posts would be geared towards helping you save money on the run up to Christmas.  FuelMyBlog have asked me to share some information about and their fantastic collection of money-off vouchers that are available for a wide range of items. have built an active community of savvy spenders who post, recommend and rank thousands of available vouchers.  It is a brilliant way of finding those all important money-saving voucher whilst shopping online (especially when buying Christmas presents).

Using VoucherHub is really easy:
  1. Make a note of the online store you are using (e.g.
  2. Visit VoucherHub 
  3. Enter the name of the online store into the search box and press the "Search" button
  4. Voucher codes associated with the online store will be presented.  Make a note of any you can use 
  5. Click on the voucher to visit the online store and enter the voucher code when prompted at checkout
  6. Your discount will be shown on screen.  Just follow any further instructions as prompted.
Don't forget to have a look at the "Expiring Soon" section or the "Restaurant Vouchers" too.  I have also complied a "quick pick" of my favourites for you :

General clothing and household



Another idea is to use VoucherHub for any large purchases before the rise in VAT on 4th January 2011 (it is going up from 17.5% to 20%).  You'll also find some great post-Christmas offers in there too.  Bookmark it and use it over and over again.  It is a free service so what have you got to lose?

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