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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

Who would win in a fight... ROUND 2

...between all of the MADs finalists in the Most Innovative catagory?

In the what-am-I-doing-here corner we have Nickie - Typecast *jazz hands*.  Working full time and blogging supposedly as a hobby, Nickie is slightly addicted to all things connected to social media and a great fan of digging deep holes.


In the geek corner we have Ruth - Geekmummy.  Dealing with all things geek on a daily basis, Ruth blogs, Boos and vlogs her way through parenthood bringing us great views and reviews via her very own tv studio in her garage.

Note From Lapland
In the ex-pat corner we have poop-scooper extraordinaire, Heather - Note from Lapland.  Heather is last year's winner of this very category and provides us all with an interesting outlook on her weird and wonderful life just outside Lapland.

Violet Posy

In the technical corner we have the geek-chic Liz - Violet Posy.  Liz is a lover of all things pretty and writes about a myriad of themes ranging from home interiors, to DIY, through to blog design.

20 Something Mum

In the anti-parenting corner we have Claire - 20-Something Mum.  Claire isn't afraid of speaking her mind and causing a bit of controversy, runs a very successful review site and wishes for a career in media or PR.


Over to you...

... but in the meantime, you might like a preview of our collaborative acceptance speech...