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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] Yellow Mellon

Finding affordable, but well-wearing clothes for children during frugal times can be difficult but Yellow Mellon contacted me asking if they could attempt to prove that their affordable clothing range was worth shouting about.

I had a chat on the phone with Priyanka from Yellow Mellon to find out more about the company.  The reason they can keep their prices so low is because they are either manufactured by them or they are the distributors.  They are able to cut out the middle man and pass on that saving to their customers.  They have been wholesalers of children's clothing since 1964 with their range for children being from newborn to 13 year old (although some lines go up to 16 years old too).  They stock all sorts of well known names such as Disney, Hello Kitty, Spiderman, Manchester United and more and will even be stocking Converse very soon!  Delivery is free in the UK for orders over £40 and you can get £5 off your order if it totals £50 or more.  

You can find Yellow Mellon on Twitter and Facebook where they promote exclusive discount codes and special offers.  Follow or Like to keep up in touch with them.  

Yellow Mellon sent me a winter outfit for my each of my grandchildren - a winter knitted party dress with bow detail and back zip accompanied by a faux fur shrug.  They are going to be great for the Christmas season and are extremely affordable as these dresses retail for £18.99 each on the website.

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