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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

Hair Envy

I saw the results of a survey from a professional hair product retailer this week (oh yes, this is the sort of exciting email I receive on a daily basis...).  The survey was based around which celebrity hair style women would most like to have *huge eye roll*

The top ten favourites were Kate Middleton (I'm sure she's known as something different these days), Jerry Hall (it's amazing what three weeks on Strictly Come Dancing does for your profile), Cheryl Cole (it must have been her  X-Factor USA BIG hair period and not anything to do with the L'Oreal advert at all), Kelly Brooke, Victoria Beckham, Adele, Holly Willo'booby, Nicole Shirtslinger, Michelle Obama (*ponders that one for a moment*) and someone from Geordie Shore who I've never heard of (Charlotte, if you're that way inclined).

Hang on a minute... don't all these women have long flowing extensions locks?  What's up with short hair?*indignant look*

I think I might have the wrong shaped head for hair because no matter what photo I take into the hairdressers, it never seems to turns out right.  I can't ever remember being totally happy with a hairstyle.  I have serious short-hair envy when it comes to my friends Sian and Laura, and these women would be top of my favourite-celebrity-hair-style list.

celebrity short hair, rihanna, miley cyrus, pink, emma watson, kris kardashian,

What's your hair envy?  Long?  Short?  Something in between?