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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

Listography : Reincarnation

Kate Takes Five, Listography
Kate is back on the Listography trail again and this time she is asking us what we would like to be reincarnated as (click the image to the left go to her link post).  Yeah, I thought it was a bit weird but it has got me thinking and that's always a dangerous move.  I don't believe in an afterlife so you don't need to worry about me haunting you or being your guardian angel, however... if I did get the chance to grace the Earth again this is possibly where you might find me.

ISS Astronaut

I almost wished myself back as Felix Baumgartner but I've seen what other mad shit he's got up to in the past.  The 'Live Jump' from the edge of space was awesome but leaping off buildings and statues, Point Break style, is just a step too far for me.  However, being an International Space Station Astronaut... can you imagine seeing sights as fucking amazing as this out of your office window every. single. day. of your working life?  

UK from space at night

Simon le Bon's microphone

There are SO many superlatives whizzing around my head at the moment it is impossible to put anything to paper.  I did consider coming back as Yasmin le Bon but that would have been too greedy so let us just look at a picture of what I could be  *le sigh*

simon le bon, simon le bon singing,

Someone with a Really Good Idea

I'd be happy with being part of a ground-breaking research team and I know there is plenty of time for me to fulfill this myself but I'm a bit busy at the moment.  I'd like to be a nerdy-type person like Larry Page or Sergey Brin (the inventors of Google) or someone who finds a proper cure for all cancers.  


A dancer

Just to dance and prance and twirl and create and rehearse and perform and have people watch me.  This sounds daft but sometimes I dream about being famous enough to have been forgotten about so that I can be invited to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.  



Yeah... that's what I'll come back as.  Hindsight.  Then I can be even more of a clever and smug bitch than I am now *ahem*


Picture Credits |  1: European Space Agency, Flickr  |   2: Zimbio  |  3:  Google Images  | 4: Book530  |   5: Telegraph