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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

100,000 Tweets. What Next?

So this happened yesterday...
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... and it was a bit of an anti-climax to tell you the truth.  I mean, to spend that much time on Twitter denotes that you have nothing better to do or that you spout a lot of shit.  WhatEVER! *makes the W sign with fingers*

But the pressure to say something memorable was MASSIVE.  Yes, I know that's not what Twitter is about.  I'm not the first person to reach 100,000 tweets and I won't be the last (obviously) but when you normally have a lot to rant about say then there might be people watching to see your insightful input.


oh how I love that expression

oops, sorry, you're not all members of the Parent Blogger group on Facebook, are you and that's where I first heard it.  And I can't even remember who first said it but I love it!

SDER means Self-Directed Eye Roll and it's my new favourite acronym.  I do it so you don't have to.


The point of this post was to show you where the quote in that tweet came from.  My (fucking amazing) sister-in-law knew straight away (but don't follow her because she talks football and Benidorm shite All. The. Time.)

But she was on the ball with that one - she knows me so well (just ask her about the Duran/Spandau thing).  This Robbie Williams song is amazing when you listen to the lyrics.  Enjoy.

PS... for more of my inane shite and to try and work out how I think you can see the music inside my head from last week.