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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

The Making Of The John Lewis Advert 2012

I'm sure you've all seen the John Lewis Christmas advert for 2012 by now.  I am loving the version of  "The Power Of Love" that's been used for it but then I would... it's an 80's classic!

I've been sent the "making of..." video for you to have a look at - it's really worth four minutes of your time    and I bet you'll never guess where it was filmed!  You don't even need to leave this page to watch it so grab a brew and click "play".



John Lewis are also sending me a Knit Your Own Snowman kit from their gifts selection so watch out for some "When Crafts Go Wrong Or Remain Unfinished" type Instagram pics from me in the near future.



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