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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

Heart-Shaped Paper Clips For My Filofax

Here's a cute little home-made Filofax marker that I found whilst using StumbleUpon ages and ages ago.

Get a friend to donate some coloured paperclips (thanks Mel!)

pastel coloured paperclips

Bend them in half 
(practice with some boring silver ones as it may take a couple of 
attempts to work out which way to bend them)

pink paperclipheart-shaped pink paperclipheart-shaped paperclips


Attach to Filofax and use as a page marker or to clip papers to a page in your diary

filofax, heart-shaped paperclips, page markers, inspirational quote,


Oh and for anyone asking the quote on the front page of my Filofax is:

"However the world treats you,
don't let it change the way you treat the world"
Sarah Brown



PS.  Would you like a tour of my Filofaxes?  I'm thinking of filming a walkthrough of my personal organisations systems on YouTube.  If it's a popular idea, I'll pull something together.  Let me know!


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