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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

Londonist Sunday Best : Guest Editor

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As the 150th anniversary London Underground celebrations come to a close, it's a huge honour to have guest edited the Londonist Sunday Best newsletter this week.  Why don't you go and have a look at the articles I highlighted from their website over the last week.

As you know, my love for our capital city never wanes.  Below are some pictures I took during a quick scoot up and down Euston Road last week.  I also bobbed into the Wellcome Collection (opposite Euston Station) to use up some time whilst waiting for our train back up north and you can see part of their Medicine Now exhibition in last week's Silent Sunday picture.  I found out about this exhibition through the Londonist's "Free London" section which I highly recommend you check if you're visiting rediscovering London.

disused underground station, Euston, Leslie Green buildingBarclays Bank, Euston Road, graffiti

tiled wall, nandos

Underground Roundel, Kings CrossKings Cross Station roof

1.  Disused Underground Station building at Euston  |  2.  Barclays Bank building on Euston Road  |  3.  Tiled wall at Nandos on York Way  |  4.  St Pancras Hotel  |  5.  Underground roundel at Kings Cross St Pancras  |  6.  The roof at Kings Cross Station

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