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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

I Get A 'Professional' Make-Over

I have no idea why I have never done this before but its a genius idea courtesy of Jayne from "Mum's The Word".  I thought about asking my own kids to help me out with this but I'm striving to be "Fun Nana" so decided that I'd give the grandchildren a time to shine.

Want to join in?  There are rules, of course...
  • You must offer them everything you have in your make-up bag (Jayne banned scissors and eyelash curlers but I like to live dangerously)
  • You must not influence colours or products
  • You must not help with technique
  • The end photo must be unedited.

Here's my storyboard  of what turned out to be quite an entertaining hour.


This is my spare make-up...

What?  You didn't think I'd use my 'proper' make-up, did you?