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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


You know on cartoons when the character sees something they like and their eyes pop out on stalks with some springy-type sound effect? Well, that was me last night when I was catching up on over on Philofaxy last night.  I'm not sure if you saw my Twitter update yesterday evening but here it is again:

(favourited an awful lot but not retweeted for some strange reason.  I wonder why...?)

The Philofaxy team pointed me in the direction of the German Filofax website where they are celebrating the 90th birthday of Filofax by offering 90 products at 9 each.  The offer ends on 15th September and you can order from their website if you live at (or can deliver to) any address in the EU.

Now, I imagine you they have a limited amount of stock but I've already ordered a couple for work so you're free to run wild on the website now.  Let me know what you buy in the comments section.  Here's what I bought:

Finchley A5 in rose
(not the colour shown)
Panama Personal in Fir/Tanne
(not the colour shown)

  • Check the price before you buy.  Only certain sizes and colours are on offer for 9
  • Keep your order below 25€ and delivery will be 4.50
  • Put your postcode as your "business address" and leave a 0 (zero) in the postcode box
  • Use Google Chrome as your browser and it will translate the website for you