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50 things to do before I’m Fifty

 Here is my list of 50 things to do before I’m Fifty  Tomorrow is my 49th birthday and I intend to make this next year special and full of dreams, small goals and overdue intentions – come true.


50 things to do before I’m Fifty

  1. Write 52 letters to old friends and loved ones (works out at 1 a week)  5
  2. Visit my old friend Lisa/Jo in Cardiff/Dublin (20 years since I last saw them)
  3. Go proper camping
  4. Host a murder mystery dinner
  5. Publish a book on nature crafts
  6. Reach 10k on Instagram (ever elusive)
  7. Reach and maintain my weight at 9 stone
  8. Hold a race night (yes! great fun – September 26 2020)
  9. Read 20 classic novels
  10. Take a floristry course (started September 2020)
  11. Makeover our garden /get a summerhouse
  12. Declutter and repurpose loft
  13. Visit Naomi (again long overdue)
  14. Visit the other Naomi
  15. Save for Uni ( I have a pot aim of 12k)
  16. Complete my surgery
  17. Watch a west end show( Yes! Hamilton on disney plus – was amazing we cried buckets)
  18. Finish the human voicebank  (completed Aug 30 2020 – woohoo)
  19. Go to Amsterdam
  20. Design a piece of jewellery (bracelet August 2020)
  21. Visit the British Museum
  22. Take kids to Paris
  23. Redecorate our conservatory
  24. Redecorate bathroom
  25. Redecorate F bedroom
  26. Redecorate A bedroom
  27. Redecorate lounge
  28. Learn the 3 move defeat at  chess (completed Aug 27 2020)
  29. Finish my romance novel – a year in the life
  30. Get a summerhouse
  31. Start practising direct therapy again (I have a job with Action for Children doing DIRECT THERAPY)
  32. Learn a line dance
  33. Give a TED X talk
  34. Get a soft-top beetle or mini
  35. Set up a reading/wring memorial for mum
  36. Beat F in a 10 game of Mario carts!
  37. Visit Lynda (old uni pal)
  38. Get my travel blog to DA30
  39. Get my food blog to DA 30
  40. Qualify in Tai Chi   (I have a Tai Chi Diploma! Hurray completed September 20 2020!)
  41. Take a photography course
  42. Rejoin the labour party (Done Aug 30 2020)
  43. Adopt / Support a child overseas  (Done August 30 – sponsoring a little boy in Hebon, 2020)
  44. Donate to a food bank each month of the year (done August 2020 with a commitment for each money)
  45. Get my book in top 100 on Amazon
  46. Organise all my finances
  47. Sort out and store all my photos into albums
  48. Take a trip on Orient Express / British Pullman
  49. Write a beautiful poem
  50. Host an Earth Day Party


  – watch this space and my blog for regular updates of my 50 things to do before I’m Fifty


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