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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

Christmas Music Quiz : THE ANSWERS

Thank you to everyone who joined in the Typecast Christmas Music Quiz over the weekend.
How do you think you got on?



(if you're  having problems with the player you can also hear the mash-up on this YouTube link)



  1. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
  2. Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea
  3. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  4. Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) - The Darkness
  5. Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord - Boney M
  6. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
  7. Mistletoe And Wine - Cliff Richard
  8. Last Christmas - Wham
  9. Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues with Kirsty McColl
  10. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Perry Como


There was only one person who got all ten right and that person is.... *drum roll*...


A special mention to Ria and Shaun who would have got all ten right too but they both thought that number three was Justin Bieber (feat. Mariah Carey).  As IF I'd have that little toerag featuring on my blog *gasp*