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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 : OnePiece 'Jump In'

One Saturday evening back in November, I was happily sipping at a glass of vino and indulging in a bit of Twitter chat with a few of the usual suspects.  All of a sudden, I found myself being taken advantage of in my drunken state agreeing to review the OnePiece 'Jump In' for MumsRock.  If you want to be "on trend" like me you can find all the details in the written review but I think I'll let the video version speak for itself:

Disclaimer: that may or may not be me in the last five seconds...

Directed, choreographed and filmed by Jake
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