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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

Top Ten TV Theme Tunes

Top Ten TV Theme Tunes
There have been many a great TV theme tune; it's a talent that cannot be surpassed. You have approximately 30 seconds to set the tone of the show and create something catchy and instantly recognisable. 

So, after a conversation on Twitter and Facebook I decided to compile my Top Ten TV Theme Tunes (bit of fantastic alliteration for you there).  There are many that didn't quite make the grade and they are listed at the bottom.

What would make the top spot on your list?
Let me know in the comments.


 Six Feet Under

The South Bank Show

The Muppet Show 

Grange Hill 

Jonny Briggs 

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air



Hawaii 5-0 


The ones that didn't quite make it...

The Golden Girls, Cheers, Taxi, Hill Street Blues, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Brush Strokes, Lovejoy, Murder She Wrote, True Blood, Quincy, Sorry, Ski Sunday, Butterflies, Roobarb & Custard, The Littlest Hobo, Cagney & Lacey, MASH, Dr Who, Moonlighting

Is yours on the list?  What would you add?