This is a difficult post to write. Some may say an unusual thing to have on a list of 50 things to achieve in my 50th year. But it has been a long, hard haul to this point, and the final rubber stamp of Decree Absolute has been something I’ve been keen to achieve so … More 13. Get divorced
Well, sort of… In truth, I think I cheated a bit, but hey it’s a start! Speed Dating for the almost 50s is not an easy thing to find. So when I stumbled on http://www.SpeedDater.co.uk advertising events for the 38-50 age range in Cardiff I signed myself (and my friend Jo) up. We were supposed … More 12. Go on a date
Just one word. BUZZING!!! What an absolutely amazing experience. Adrenaline. Focus. Commitment. Ecstasy. Exhaustion. I felt them all. As I drove down to Cardiff Bay for the 5.15 sign on, I wasn’t really sure how I felt. Not yet excited, not yet nervous… non plussed might cover it. Outside Wales Millennium Centre, I gave … More 11. Firewalk!
Ok, so how much detail do you want…? This one has given rise to reactions varying from fingers in the ears singing la-la-la, through suggestions for max-strength painkillers, to utter disbelief! I decided to accept a recommendation for where to go for my wax, as you can’t be too careful with your ‘lady-bits’!! So I made … More 10. Have a Brazilian wax
Someone didn’t get the message… A LAP was the challenge, just A LAP! I have long joked that no-one would ever see me on a track bike. I have spent many a day and night sitting in the stands at Newport Velodrome watching my daughter cycle, and I have resolutely refused any suggestion of … More 9. Cycle a lap of the velodrome