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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

Life Hack : Easy-To-Make Origami Box

Life Hack : Easy-To-Make Origami Box
I get bored easily so was hunting around for new skills to learn and stumbled across origami boxes. It's a brilliant way to recycle magazines or brochures (I'm using my Woodland Trust seasonal magazines at the moment) and the boxes are really handy for collecting up vegetable peelings or tea bags or as temporary holders for your latest craft project. I've even stored some unopened boxes in a box so they are ready to use!

I've uploaded a handy YouTube tutorial for you to follow and have written the instructions below - just five steps to follow!!

  1. Fold your piece of paper into half and then half again
  2. Fold down the corners to form a triangle on both sides
  3. Open the flat sides and fold the corners in to the middle fold on both sides
  4. Fold up the edge twice on both sides
  5. Open out and push the bottom down to create your box.

Let me know if you give it a go and tell me what you use your origami boxes for.


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