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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

Cybermummy Sponsorship Required


June 25th 2011 is an important date in the parent blogging world.  It is the date of the Cybermummy 2011 Conference - the UK's premier blogging conference devoted to parent bloggers - and is to be held at The Brewery, London.  I would love to attend the Cybermummy 2011 conference to represent the Typecast blog, therefore I am looking for a sponsor.

I am looking for a sponsor who can provide the following:
  • Cybermummy 2011 ticket - £100
  • Travel Expenses - approx £100-£120
  • Accommodation Expenses - approx £120
TOTAL: approximately £340

In return the sponsor will benefit from:
  • A button advert in the sidebar or a banner advert at the end of each post until one month after the Cybermummy Conference
  • A button advert on the Typecast monthly newsletter
  • A sponsor feature with a permalink in the sidebar of the Typecast blog until one month after the Cybermummy Conference
  • A text link in all related Cybermummy posts in 2011
  • Discreet advertising and product distribution at the Cybermummy event
  • Sponsorship related tweets on Twitter inclusive of agreed hashtag
  • Sponsorship related mentions on Facebook

Typecast is not your average parenting blog.  I blog about a wide range of subjects and I also write regularly for Flying Start Parenting Magazine and Flying Start Education Magazine.  I have a large social media presence, reaching out to bloggers from all communities and also the non-blogging community. I have recently been awarded a honourable mention in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards, organised by the British Mummy Bloggers network (organisers of the Cybermummy conferences) as "Twitter Queen" - selected from a network of over 2000 parent bloggers.

Some interesting statstics:
(Lots more facts and figures available on request)

So what are you waiting for?  You can get in touch by emailing me at