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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

The Gallery : #WIDN (What I'm Doing Now)

This isn't really a "what I'm doing now", it's more a "what I was doing then" or a "I wish I was still doing that" type of Gallery entry today.

This time last week I was on a short break in Tunisia with my husband. It is only the second time we've been away on our own in our 24 years of being together. Whilst we were away, we celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary with very little pomp and ceremony. We did absolutely nothing whilst we were away; we never left the hotel, we sunbathed, we swam in the sea, we didn't get drink copious amounts of alcohol, we allowed ourselves half an hour a day to catch up on British news and Facebook alerts on our tablets using the fairly erratic hotel wi-fi connection (hence where I saw the Gallery prompt) and just properly chilled out.

Here's more of what we did (and didn't) do...

taxi, Tunisia

Monastir, Tunisia

horse, beach, tunisia

We also watched the sun set...

Tunisia, sunset, Monastir, Sousse,

...and watched it rise again.  A lot!

sunrise, Tunisia, Monastir

And here is a gratuitous planescape 
(of which I have more and will be added to my collection very soon)

planescape, Tunisia, Airbus321,

For more Gallery themed posts, check out Tara's blog.