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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 : Playskool Gloworld Musical Gym

I was asked if I would like to test the Playskool Gloworld Musical Gym with my granddaughter, Megan and jumped at the chance.  At seven months old, Megan is becoming very aware of her surroundings, loves tummy time and is almost crawling.  Her frustration at being static has been distracted by the wonderful stimulants on the playmat.

The Playskool Gloworld Musical Gym has a variety of toys that can hang over the play gym or be detatched for interactive play.  All have sensory and tactile features such as satin pull tabs, felt patches, lift-up flaps and the obligatory mirror (Megan's favourite).  There is also a variety of music and even a musical mode that is baby-movement activated.

The play gym is suitable for overhead play (from 0 months onwards), tummy play and sit-up play and requires two AA batteries (not included).  It is also fully machine washable which, as we all know, is a massive bonus where babies are concerned - especially Little Miss Dribble Chops (our Megan!).