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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

The Gallery : Children

The prompt for the Gallery this week was Hard (with a capital H).  The theme was "Children" and that leaves all us parents (and grandparents) with such a wide range of options.  I mean, do I choose a picture of just one of my children, leaving you wondering if that one is my favourite?  Could I find a group shot with everyone on, all looking in the same direction and smiling (a big fat NO)?  You are probably all bored of updates about my grandchildren too.

Then I found this picture.  It encapsulates everything about me and my sister.  She was three-and-a-half years younger than me, a much-loved sister but sometimes an annoyance.  I was the quiet one (I know... how times change, hey?) and she was the cheeky, more out-going one.

Poker Face!

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