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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

Flowers Through The Letterbox From Bloom & Wild

Bloom & Wild, flowers in a vase
Recently I was sent a bouquet of flowers from Bloom and Wild that arrived in a box that fit perfectly through the letterbox.  The flowers weren't squashed and really simple display instructions were included that made them look as though they had been professionally arranged in the vase.  Even my husband was impressed which speaks volumes in our house! And I can honestly say that the flowers look just as lovely (if not better) seven days after receipt and some slightly closed blooms are beginning to open.

Bloom & Wild, flowers in a box
This concept is one that I think is a great gift idea for that "hard to buy for" person and the subscription service means that you can order in advance and await a box of colour each month for as long as you want.

Aron Gelbard, Bloom and Wild's co-founder and CEO, tells me that he wanted to improve the flower buying experience without the flowers being expensive or inconvenient to receive and for the flowers to last longer than a couple of days.  He and his co-founder, Ben Stanway spent months developing their concept and launched just a few weeks ago.

You can read more about their story here and watch the video below:


Bloom & Wild, letterbox deliveryBloom & Wild, flowers in a box


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