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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

100 Words - Bacon Butties

So, I conducted a Sunday brunch survey on Twitter and Facebook:
  • White or brown bread for bacon butties - and why?
The general consensus appears to be that white bread is the way forward. White bread supports the bacon and holds the sauce in place properly. Brown is only to be used if you are on a diet. Barm cakes were mentioned but that's too much bread for me.

But it does also open two other debates:
  • Red or brown sauce – and why?
  • BLT – lots of wrongness or just the best thing in the world?