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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

Vintage Postcards Of London

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A pack of vintage postcards of London arrived in the post this week. Sian found them at a car boot sale over the weekend and knew I would love them. I have scanned a few of them in here (see below) but you can flip through them all with me in this video.

There is another postcard (featured at the end of the video) which has actually been written and sent through the post many years ago. I am going to write about that one separately so stay tuned...

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A Beefeater (Yeoman Guard) at the Tower of London

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The Bonnington Hotel, Holborn, London

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Charing Cross and The Strand

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St Paul's Cathedral

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Trooping The Colour at Horse Guards Parade