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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

August Favourites

August Favourites, tangle teezer, bare minerals, Ghost perfume, Zatchels, Smirnoff

Here's a short (!) video where I talk about my "August Favourites" - products I've bought and/or used last month that I really loved.


My phone is the Nokia Lumia 520.  The Windows Phone update was the 8.1

Bare Minerals Lipstick (Debenhams website) in the shade "make your move"

The Thomas Cook Emporium duty free magazine can be found here and I bought... Tangle Teezer (page 66) | Ghost Perfume (page 14 - oops, it was £32 for the pair) |  Medley Boho Watch (page 60)  | Smirnoff Vodka with Lime (page 78)

Zatchels Spring Green 16" leather satchel