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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

Soundtrack To My Life

Soundtrack To My Life
On Friday 1st June 2012 I published my own Soundtrack To My Life in an attempt to revisit past moments of my life that I am transported back to when I hear a piece of music.  Using poetic licence, I called this post "Volume 1" because there are other instances that require a dedicated post (for example my Christmas songs, and revisiting The Rave Years).  

Music is so evocative and this post turned into a series simply because I wanted to see how music affects other people's lives and in what way. 

This series continues to invite submissions from anyone and everyone. If you would like to join in then please complete the form below (or find it here) - don't forget to scroll to complete it all!