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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

Soundtrack To My Life - Jo

soundtrack to my life
It's a delight to introduce Jo to participate on Soundtrack To My Life this week.  She has been blogging since taking part in a project called "Fish Is The Dish" and has continued to grow her blog.  Here are Jo's tunes for you to enjoy - she's chosen a couple of my forgotten favourites too.


Guns & Roses - Patience 

Hubster made me a compilation when we first got together and this was on it. That was 17 years ago & it has stuck with me, we were both just out of serious relationships and just looking for a bit of fun...

The Wannadies - You and Me

I worked in the Music & Video department at John Menzies and this song reminds me of club nights out in those days.

The Pointer Sisters - Jump

This song was on the first album I ever bought and it always transports me back to my 10 year old 'pink' bedroom!

Bon Jovi - Never Say Goodbye

This album featured heavily as a teenager & many a drunken night walking home was spent singing this song at top of our voices!

Aretha Franklin - Respect



soundtrack to my lifeJo's blog is called "Mummy's Knee" and you can follow her on twitter as @mummysknee.

If you want to join in with Soundtrack To My Life you can complete this form and I'll be in touch when your feature is due to go live.  Click on the mix-tape to the right to read all the "Soundtrack To My Life" entries.