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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

Dream Corner

Viv Oyolu, Dream Corner
What a gorgous name for a radio show!

Dream Corner is broadcast on OnFM London and its ethos is to inspire women of all ages to follow their dreams and their passions.  It is presented by the very lovely Viv Oyolu, whose accent is to die for

I rocked up to the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith and I could have happily blagged a few more hours there to have a nosy round if I'd have know more about the studio's history but I had arranged to call in for a chat with Viv on my way to the BritMums Live! event.  

microphone, river thames, hammersmith, riverside studios, london,
Prior to the interview, I sent in a guest post to be featured on the website - we called it 'Life In New Directions'.  During the interview we had a chat about the direction in which my life has taken me, what I have done to cope with the difficult times in my life and how my husband and I support each other.  

I had an amazing view over the River Thames from my microphone and it was a very relaxing hour that passed by far too quickly.

You can hear my chat by clicking on the widget below (popout: and there are a couple more pictures over on my Facebook page.