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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's In My Bag | Mia Tui Review

I was super excited when I saw Mia Tui tease one of their new handbags on their Facebook page recently.  The style, shape and size reminded me so much of my Fossil Sydney Satchel (which I'm sure you are sick of me talking about now) so I was keen on comparing the two. 

What's In My Bag | Mia Tui Review  - the Jane in black with blue lining
I'm a huge fan of Mia Tui and own a number of their bags already. It's amazing to see this company grow and learn what their customers want and need as new styles are added. As ever, the build and finish of the Jane bag is excellent and the contrast between the outer faux-leather colour and the interior lining is lovely - this is the first lining I've had in one of their bags that hasn't been pink! 

As a straight comparison, there isn't much difference in what you can carry in the Mia Tui Jane and the Fossil Sydney Satchel.  What is great about the Mia Tui Jane is that their traditional internal pockets allow you to fully organise the contents of your bag and it doesn't feel like a black hole! Have a look at my video for a proper 'show and tell' and a nosy at what's currently in my every day bag. 

I'm going to live with the bag for a few weeks and I'll write an update in the New Year but it already feels like it's going to suit my needs 

The Mia Tui Jane is available in four colours and comes with a small matching pouch and the long detachable shoulder strap. It is currently £40 on the website - but have a look at all the other bags on there and the never-ending special deals or bundles.  I'm sure there's one to suit your lifestyle too! They've also just won the Mother & Baby award for 'best changing bag' so HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Charlotte and the team.

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