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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

Cliques - A Survey

1.  ARE THERE CLIQUES IN THE WORLD OF PARENT BLOGGING?
a) Yes
b) No
c) I don't know

2.  DO ANY CLIQUES HAVE SPECIAL NAMES?
a) I know what they are called but if I told you, I'd have to kill you
b) There aren't any.  I told you that in the last question.
c) I don't know

3.  IF YOU ARE/WERE THE LEADER OF A CLIQUE WOULD YOU HAVE ME IN IT?
a) Yes
b) No
c) I don't know

4.  DO CLIQUES HAVE RULES, SECRET SIGNS AND TWITTER DIRECT MESSAGE ALERTS?
a) I can't tell you that... oops
b) no... oops
c)  I don't know

5.  DO YOU THINK I AM IN A CLIQUE
a) yes
b) no
c) I don't know


THE RESULTS


Mainly (a)
You are in a clique.  You strongly deny there is a clique.  You are probably the leader of that clique and you hold secret Skype meetings once a week to train your clique members into never giving away your secrets.  You are not going to comment on this blog post for fear of giving yourself away.

Mainly (b)
You wish you were in a clique.  You are probably trying to organise the birth of a clique and you are now DM-ing your friends to come and read this blog post.  You are not going to comment on this blog post for fear of giving yourself away.

Mainly (c)
You are not in a clique.  You are actually not aware of any such thing existing because you are not a blogger and you are glad you are oblivious to this phenomenon.  You are not going to comment on this blog post for fear of giving yourself away.