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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

CybHer Meet and Greet

*sigh* I'm being MADE to tell you who I am.  Like you don't know already!!  Honestly... what do you think I've been doing here, on Twitter and on Facebook for the past three years?

Sooooo, I'm speaking at CybHer in May 2012.  I have no idea what I'm supposed to be talking about but I'm turning up, with or without instructions from Sian and if no-one listens to me I shall stand on a chair in the main room and shout until people either start taking notice or I am carried out kicking and screaming.  Much like at the end of a good night out, really...


Name:  Nickie O'Hara
Blog: Typecast -
Twitter ID: @nickie72 (main), @FridayTwiz (quizzy-type thing on a Friday night - it's all in the name really), @iamtypecast (blog feed and jail break account), @Blognonymous (an anonymous blogging collaboration)
Height: 5' 6" - I am undertall for my weight
Hair: Short, unkempt, style-less, usually needs a trim

Five things you should know about me...

  • I became a Nana at the age of 36.
  • Both my eldest children finished school with better grades than me but I have never told them.
  • I have a criminal record.
  • I am an 80s chick through and through.  Total cheeze! 
  • I turn 40 nine days before CybHer. PAR-TAY!!!