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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  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 new a career path or additional income stre

REVIEW : ARRAN Sense Of Scotland

reed diffuser from ARRAN Sense Of Scotland
Who has run out of alternative gift ideas?  Mother's Day, Easter and my birthday are all really close together so I know my family struggle to come up with gifts for me that aren't a bottle of wine, a gift voucher or a plant.  This year, I've been happy to point them in the direction of ARRAN Sense of Scotland who have a variety of spring-inspired home fragrance products. 

We all love a scented candle and a nice room spray so these products are suitable for all the family and I was gifted the "After The Rain" reed diffuser which is one of their best sellers and is now wafting the aroma of rose, sandalwood and lime around my lounge.  What I love about reed diffusers is that they aren't overpowering and can really compliment your decor with their simple design. 


AARAN Sense of Scotland is a family-run company who have been creating their room scents, hand & body care and fragrances from their factory in an old dairy farm at Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran for over thirty years, always staying true to its island heritage. Take a look at their full range if you're searching for something a bit different as a gift. My reed diffuser came beautifully and carefully packaged. 


Disclaimer : I was sent a sample of the "After The Rain" reed diffuser for the purpose of the review. 
 Please see my disclosure policy for more details.