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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

Review : Zalando Online Shopping

You may have seen various references to "I'm 40 and fabulous" recently.  I have decided that this is the turning point in my life and I'm going to be more positive.  This also includes finding a 'style' that both looks good and is comfortable.  I'd never heard of Zalando online shopping before they contacted me and asked me to try their website out but I immediately fell in love with a number of items.  Narrowing them down was the difficult part, especially as I had been after a 'statement jacket' that would see me through the summer.

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The Review Bit...

Their website is really easy to register with and navigate and I initially ordered a jacket, fitted t-shirt and trousers.  Another t-shirt that I wanted was out of stock but Zalando have an email service that notifies you when your item is back in stock.  My chosen items arrived within about three days by courier service.  Sadly, the trousers didn't fit so I had to send them back.  Although the items were delivered by courier their returns services is one that I'd not encountered before.  I had to search for a local "Collect Plus" agent, repackage the item and drop off the package myself rather than arrange a collection from home.  This service has both pros and cons.  Pro: I could drop off the parcel at my convenience.  Con: There wasn't a collection agent within walking distance from my house.  I received a receipt for my return and, once it was received back at the depot, a credit was applied to my account.  I found some boots in the sale (I could go a bit mad on their shoes, if I'm being totally honest) and, by chance, I received the "back in stock" email for the t-shirt I coveted.  Another order was placed and again, the delivery arrived in approximately three days.


I am loving the jacket and, when I wore it to Blog Camp UK with the navy t-shirt underneath, it received rave reviews, as did the boots when I wore them at Cybher and one friend has threatened to disown me after I raved about the clothes so much she filled her basket on the website and heard her credit card groaning.  

The jacket is really comfy and is going to be great to wear for work or casual with jeans.  That's my sort of style all over!  And the boots?  Well, they've hardly been off my feet since the first time I tried them on - that speaks volumes!  I'm just pleased I made the right choices for ME!

I received a voucher to cover the cost of my order.  
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