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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

Could you pass the 11-plus?

I was browsing through the BBC website during my lunch break and saw the "Could you pass the 11-plus?" challenge so I thought I would have a go.  15 questions with a 10-minute timer.  Easy, right?  I almost applied for "Are You Smarter Than A 10-Year Old?" because I was a damn sight smarter than my own 10-year old at the time *out-of-context-smugness*

So click on the link above (opens in a new window), take the test and then come back here to tell me how well you did or didn't do.

I had a "I am SO going to run out of time here" for Questions 7 and 8 and a complete *head-desk* moment for Question 10 (which I got wrong) but here are my results.

swot... oh yes I am

The answers and explanations are available on this page when you have finished.  NO PEEKING!