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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

WatAdventure : A Personalised Book For Your Mini Eco-Warrior

My 9 year old granddaughter is that in between "tween" stage where she still really likes toys but also wants to be a bit grown up when it comes to fashion and make-up. I found out that she's been learning about the environment at school and I've had all the lectures about using metal straws and having to be vigilant with my recycling so when I saw the Watadventure personalised book, I knew it would be a hit this Christmas.

is a personalisable eco-adventure book designed to empower children to save the planet


"From the Sewer to the Stars : The Rise of the WatAdventurers" is a personalisable eco-adventure book designed to empower children to save the planet - both in fiction and in real life.  Perfect for my little Greta Thunberg. 

It's aimed at children aged 6 to 12 years old and you can personalise the book with their name and an avatar version of themselves on the front cover and throughout the book. 

The book features two novels : "Saving Slime Town" and "Planet B".  It also incorporates activities to help the reader become a real-life planet-saver.  There is a mindfulness diary, facts and figures about the world's seven eco challenges and STEM activities, all designed to empower the next generation to work together to help protect and save the planet.



An online book builder can be found at WatAdventure which guides you through the personalisation process (the child's name and a personalised character). The book is available as both a hardback £24.99) and softback (£22.99).  It also comes with a free digital membership for children to become a WatAdventurer on WatAdventure Kids. They will be able to join a global gang of kids all over the world to work with one another to help save the earth from ecological destruction.


Disclaimer : I was provided with a copy of the book in return for my opinion. For more information please view my disclosure policy.