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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

Review : HiPP Organic

HiPP Organic sent me a range of their products for my granddaughter, Megan, to try.  As she is seven months old they gave me some samples from their Stage 2 range:


According to my daughter, Megan has loved ALL of the samples and Mummy's mind is at rest because of the organic ingredients that HiPP lovingly use in their food.  The rice cakes have been great to keep in the cupboard here at Nana's house for when the anklebiters visit.

One great bonus is that all the jars and their lids are reusable - less waste and a great opportunity to store home-cooked food in exactly the right quantities.

HiPP Organic have masses of information on their website, including the ingredients they use, the HiPP Organic Baby Club and lots of expert advice.  You can also find HiPP on Twitter and Facebook.