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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

What *Was* The Green Cross Code?

Green Cross Code

Yesterday, I saw a tweet from 80s Nostalgia which asked what the exact Green Cross Code was (apparently to solve an argument)

Now, as a fully-fledged member of the Tufty Club and proud to be born in the 1970's, I jumped straight in with
"Look right, look left, look right again..."
because we all know that you have to check the oncoming traffic first and the UK is a driving-on-the-left-hand-side minority country, isn't it? And then, just for shits and giggles, I thought I'd check out the retro adverts on good old YouTube.

Well, my ghast is still flabbered!!

tufty badge,
Not anywhere in those three videos does Darth Vader The Green Cross Code Man say those actual words.  Neither does Tufty, although members were obliged to wear their badge on the right hand side to remind them to look that way first, and it's not even mentioned in SPLINK (what do you MEAN you don't know what SPLINK is? Find out here)!

So help me solve the mystery... where did the words, "look right, look left, look right again" come from? It can't be a 1970's urban myth, can it?