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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

Treating Myself

satchel, camcorder, notebooks, laptop,
Recently I have invested in a few items that are definitely going to add meaning to my life. We all need a little boost sometimes don't we?

In the picture you can see my gorgeous denim satchel, my (purple) laptop, two (moleskine) notebooks and a video camera. 

The laptop was the biggest investment. I'm working from home now and my old laptop just didn't cut it when it came to multi-tasking. 

I've never owned a traditional style satchel before so when the Zatchels sale was on recently I thought I deserved a bit of a treat.  

The camcorder is because I'm becoming involved in vlogging and spending more time on my YouTube channel.  

The notebooks are... well, a girl can never have too many notebooks, can she? The larger one of the two will be my next bullet journal and the small green one fits perfectly into the back of my Filofax and will be for random notes.

Brand new starts in life require brand new things to help you along.  

The moleskines were sent by Ryman Stationers. Click to find out more about their #brandnew website. 
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