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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

I Need A Kindle

Hit play and sing along with the lyrics below...


Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooooo
Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooooo
Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooooo
Aaahh  Aaahh

Where have all the hardbacks gone?  Are they in the library?
What's all this I hear about samples I can get for free?
Isn't there an e-reader all wrapped up for me?
Late at night I sit in bed with a book upon my knee...

I need a Kindle.  I'm holding out for a Kindle until Christmas Eve
It's gotta be sleek and it's gotta be light
And it's gotta have 3G
I need a Kindle.  I'm holding out for a Kindle until Christmas Eve
With a smooth touchscreen and a cute cover
And have a long battery life, a long battery life.

Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooooo
Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooooo
Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooooo
Aaahh  Aaahh

Somewhere to download books and newspapers just for me
Somewhere to play some games and a built in dictionary
The credit card and an Amazon account at the ready
And sharing integration for my Twitter friends to see

I need a Kindle.  I'm holding out for Kindle until Christmas Eve
It's gotta be sleek and it's gotta be light
And it's gotta have 3G
I need a Kindle.  I'm holding out for a Kindle until Christmas Eve
With a smooth touchscreen and a cute cover
And have a long battery life, a long battery life.

I NEED A KINDLE!

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UPDATE
(see below for further details)

I have set a challenge over on my Facebook page to anyone who can record themselves singing my version of "I Need A Kindle".  Can we make it the Christmas #1?

Using Audioboo or YouTube, record yourself singing the song (with or without rehearsal, interruptions from husbands, kids or pets) and post the link in the comments of my Facebook note.

The #ineedakindlesingalong challenge is live!

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FURTHER UPDATE