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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

The Best Way To Keep Your Feet Warm This Winter

Now the nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping, there's definitely a need to wrap up in all kinds of soft and snuggly clothing.  I have my one of my crocheted blankets on the back of the sofa ready to tuck around me, a lovely fluffy dressing gown to snuggle up in when I get changed into my pajamas and my slipper socks to keep my feet warm and toasty. 

Yes, slipper socks are my current guilty pleasure (and I'm wearing my penguin ones right now) and much better than traditional slippers, so here are some recommendations. 

Fair Isle Pattern
The Fair Isle pattern is very classic and traditional but there's so many colour combinations that you can mix and match your splash of colour to help cheer you up. These slipper socks which I bought from Amazon are quite short but have a great grip on the sole to stop me from skidding across our laminate flooring! 

Cable Knit 
These cute cable knit slipper socks are just perfect with the bit of faux fur peeping out of the top.  I've also got a couple of pairs that have a decorative pompom to make things a bit more fun! 

Cartoon themed
Let's not leave the children out - there are loads of great kids slipper socks in fabulous patters themes and I found these "Minions" ones that my grandson would definitely love. 

Finally, if you want something a bit more traditional looking, slipper-wise, then how about some checked footsie style slipper socks that are fully lined.  

All of these slipper socks will definitely keep the chill off your feet this winter and will also add a dash of colour into your life too!  Let me know if you agree and what your favourite style is. 

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