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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

Typecast Christmas Music Quiz

I'm trying to get into the Christmas mood so here are ten well-known 
Christmas songs squished up into a 30 second clip. 

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

Fill in your answers on the form below and I'll send out a selection box to the winner in time for Christmas (not because I'm nice but because I bought one too many *ahem*).

One point for a correct song title and one point for a correct artist.  In the event of a draw I will randomly pick a winner.

It's a bit of fun to get us in the mood!!


Official competition now closed and the answers are here

Closing Time is 7pm on Sunday 18th December 2011 and I'll post out your prize on the Monday!
You won't be able to see each other's answers but feel free to comment and let me know what you thought of the quiz.


PS.  If this has got you into a quizzy mood then the final FridayTwiz of 2011 is tonight 
 -Friday 16th December - and will most probably have a Christmas theme.  
Come and join us for the last Twiz of the year.