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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

My Stationery Wishlist For The Works

It comes as no surprise to you that I'm a huge stationery fan and often nip into The Works in town to stroke notebooks have a look at the latest bargains. I should really remember that I can buy all the stationery online too though so here a list of some of my favourite recent buys and some other items that I've added to my wishlist. 

My Stationery Wishlist For The Works

Over the past few months I've bought all my art supplies for the Jennie Maizels Sketchbook Club course. The course itself teaches you to use multi-media to create different styles of sketches (see some of mine here and here) so to find the supplies so cheap is an added bonus.

Knowing how much I love sticky notes, a friend recently bought me this "Get The Message" writing pad set. I'm ignoring the recommended age of 6-12 and use the cuteness to brighten up my bullet journal!

I adore all the collapsible storage boxes but I just had to own these London Underground ones, obviously!! I bought them a while back but they are still in stock. The vintage print ones are gorgeous too.

There's so many notebooks to choose from (including Moleskines at bargain prices) but my favourites are the ones with bright covers and/or quotes on the front. I love this "Inspiration is Everywhere" one as it would make a great brain-dump jotter.

I'm after one of these mini paper cutters with a ruler. It's a staple for any crafters and scrapbookers to make life easier when wanting to trim off edges of cards or paper scraps. Scissors just don't cut it sometimes... *groan*

I'm in need of a new desk tidy both for my desk at home and my desk at work. I'm loving the look of this Q-Connect Multi Compartment one for all my pens and pencils and highlighters.

Wouldn't it be great if The Works did actually have a wishlist facility like Amazon? I  know mine would be full and I'd be forever tweeting it out just in case anyone fancied buying me a gift. 

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