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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

Now That's What I Call A Music Quiz - THE ANSWERS

Aaaahhhh! The Music Quiz that made you bash your head on the nearest hard surface!  Here are the answers as promised, with an extended version of each clip.  There were fifteen songs altogether.  Yes... really!  And if it helps, no-one got all fifteen.

Temptation - Heaven 17 
The One And Only - Chesney Hawkes 
Call Me - Blondie 
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves 
When Will I Be Famous - Bros 
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler 
China In Your Hand - T'Pau 
Black Velvet - Alannah Miles 
Drive - The Cars 
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo 
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon 
Our House - Madness 
Killer - Adamski (feat. Seal) 
Venus - Bananarama 
Together In Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder

So how did you do?  I promised to name-check a few people and from the flood trickle of "entries" here are the ones who got the most right

Mel who works with me 
9 correct answers (guessed at 10)
She doesn't do Twitter or have a blog - isn't she boring? 

11 correct answers (guessed at 11)

6 correct answers (guessed at 12)

Paula and Craig 
10 correct answers (guessed at 12)

13 correct answers (guessed at 13)

12 correct answers (guessed at 14)

Thanks to everyone for joining in - especially for all the insults tweets and Facebook messages.  I really enjoyed compiling this and I hope you enjoyed taking part.