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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

Friends... Hashtagged!

This week there was an article on Buzzfeed which pointed out that (the television series) Friends was pre-hashtag, i.e. there was no suggestion on screen telling you what to tweet or how to involve other Twitter users in your tellybox watching experience.  They already included my favourite three - #Pivot, #Unagi and #Seven - but to make them even better here they are in .gif format!

Friends, Pivot,

Friends, Unagi,

Friends, Seven,

Anyhoooo, I felt like it was only a quarter of an article because they had missed so many out. So, with a little help from my fellow Friends addicts actual friends here are the ones that Buzzfeed missed out with my ABSOLUTE favourite ever scene at the end.


Friends, Oh My God


Friends, Mississippily


Friends, Woopah


Friends, Princess Consuela Banana Hammock


Friends, Regina Phalange


Friends, Paper, Snow, A Ghost


Friends, je m'apelle Claude


Friends, Yemen Road


Friends, Moo point


Friends, Va fa Napoli



Friends, They've made a paste


Friends, London, baby





Friends, What did I marry into?


Did I include your favourite?  Did I miss out your favourite?  Let me know what it is and I'll add it in.  With thanks to Louis Peitzman of Buzzfeed and my mates Kate, Erica, Jane and Amanda for making me giving me the inspiration to do this.


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