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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

Celebrate Your Special Occasions With Thorntons Chocolates

Receiving a box of Thorntons Chocolates as a gift is a bit of a tradition in this family. 

Everyone knows that I'm a bit of a chocoholic and I love anything from their selection. But because I never buy them for myself they are always a much-appreciated treat!

Buying a Classic box is always a safe bet when you're looking for a gift for me but I've recently sampled the Continental "Taste Journey" selection and also some salted caramel Pearls, all of which have been added to my favourites list.

What I didn't realise is that Thornton's have gift hampers available on their website which is a great idea for a family coming up to Christmas. I've also seen that they have various ways in which to search their website depending on who you are looking to treat and for what occasion.

Let me know what your favourite chocolate treat is or if you have any more Thorntons recommendations for me!

Thorntons sent me some chocolates from their range to sample.  
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