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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

#VlogChallenge - The Introduction

You may have noticed that I've been spending a bit of time over on YouTube, talking rather than writing. If you're not subscribed to my channel you can easily solve that - just hit this button...

It's mainly about my Filofax and Bullet Journalling at the moment but that's what I feel comfortable talking about so it's helped me to gain front-of-camera confidence.

Vlog Challenge, #vlogchallenge
I've been chatting to a few other blogger-vloggers and I thought it would be a great idea to set some video challenges to get people up there in front of the camera.  This is open to anyone - even you! All you need is a webcam/camcorder/mobile phone, your YouTube (or other video) account and a bit of creative licence.

This will be run by myself and Kate from (here's her YouTube channel) and we will be setting one challenge/theme a week.  Each challenge will be set on Tuesdays and you are free to dip in and out whenever you like. No pressure at all.  There are no rules other than interpreting the theme in your own unique way and you can share your link with us on Twitter by using the hashtag #vlogchallenge. You'll also be able to find all the other videos from that week by following the hashtag too (and I might even host a link-up... we'll see...). 

SO... are you in?  If so, come back here on the Tuesday the 1st of July for your first vlogging challenge. In the meantime you can watch me answering some questions that were set by Kate earlier this week. She's also had to answer some questions that I set too which you can find here.