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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

Who Is Your #EPICDANCEOFF Winner?

MoneySupermarket - #EPICDANCEOFF

We all know I'm a bit of a reality TV show junkie so when MoneySupermarket invited me to gather the family, have a bit of a party and view their latest advert during the first episode of the new series of Britain's Got Talent, I didn't hesitate. If you haven't already seen it then watch it here... 



Twitter went a bit mental over the #EPICDANCEOFF - and quite rightly so. We saw high-kicking Dave battling it out with pole-dancing Colin with a bit of body-popping Gary thrown in for extra awesome-sauce!

The whole idea behind the advert is to show you how epic saving money can make you feel (I'm not sure it can make *me* walk in heels that high or do the splits after all these years) and you can vote for your favourite dancer on the MoneySupermarket website.

Let me know who you vote for!


This post is in collaboration with MoneySuperMarket, but all thoughts are my own.
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