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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

My Oldest YouTube Favourites

sheet music"Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die."
Paul Simon

I remember hearing a comedian talking about Google Maps and Streetview, saying that you have the whole world literally at your fingertips and where do you go first?  Your own house!  

It's the same with YouTube. I save weird little clips of all genres all the time so I scrolled right back to page ten of my favourites (I somehow have accumulated 939 favourites.  I should really have clear out...) and it's like stepping back into the 1980s.  Now, where's my puffball skirt and my blue eyeshadow...?


I have no idea where I found this clip from and the sound is ever so quiet.  Five Star were one of my favourite bands in the 1980's and their concert at Preston Guild Hall in 1986 was my first foray into live gigs.  I got a tad over-excited the other week when the official Five Star twitter account started following me and retweeting me when Denise Pearson was on The Voice UK.

There had to be a Duran Duran number in there, didn't them.  
This is my favourite version of The Chauffer.

One of my all time favourite films.
"Tallulah" is my nickname on many forums across internet land thanks to this film.
I also NEED Future Cinema to come up North so I can see Bugsy Malone!!!

Remember when this video was "cutting edge technology"?
I'm sure we can all do better ourselves now with Window Movie Maker.
However, the song is definitely a classic.

I had forgotten all about this song and hadn't heard it for ages.  
I've now downloaded it, added it to my phone, played it over and over on YouTube, probably to the extent that everyone in the house is sick of hearing it.