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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

How My (Grand)Child Sees Me

I hear that the "How My Child Sees Me" meme has started again although I'm not sure we have recovered from the last time I asked one of my offspring to draw a picture of me.  It was SO bad last time that I have deleted it from my Picasa albums and I very rarely do that.  I was drawn with a black triangular nose and had a laptop in view instead of a body.  They're a canny lot, these children of ours.

But I wasn't going to be fooled this time.  
I have more little people at my disposal now.
Small people who can easily be bribed.

So... after the promise of a lolly and some stickers...
in all its glory, here is how my 3 year old granddaughter sees me:

art, children's drawing, family,


No, I do not have a cock for a nose.

She got bored halfway through drawing me and found something better to do.
Then demanded her lolly and her stickers.

So there you have it.
Can your child do better?  
Get them to humiliate you and link up over at Tara's place.