To realise I like old lady things

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AiryFairyMum Sat 20-Jun-20 15:13:45

I bought some Yardley perfume for my grandmother and haven't been able to give it to her due to lockdown. I really like it and am going to buy some for me.
Also, I've started looking at those pointy cross-your hearty bras and thinking they look comfy and I quite like the shape, without having to cope with underwires (which I hate).
I'm 37, not 73. Are there any other old lady things I might like please?

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Appuskidu Sat 20-Jun-20 15:15:17

Pot pourri
Lavender-scented drawer bags
Doilies grin

KingOfDogShite Sat 20-Jun-20 15:16:11

Massive pants are amazing.

SpeedofaSloth Sat 20-Jun-20 15:17:34

YY to massive pants. I bought some in Sainsbury's by mistake (thought they were hi-legs) and they are amazing.

SpeckledyHen Sat 20-Jun-20 15:22:30

Try Sketchers Go Walk . Your feet and face will be in heaven

SallyWD Sat 20-Jun-20 15:23:03

I love big knickers, lavender and rose scented perfumes, I prefer tearooms to bars these days!

mothtoaflame Sat 20-Jun-20 15:25:27

I'm 42 and love wearing my apron for cleaning and cooking, Agatha Christie books, jigsaw puzzles, blankets, hot water bottles and visiting the library.

I also love loud house music, going clubbing, my peloton bike, Topshop and Yoga.

Nothing wrong with embracing your old lady tendencies but don't let them define you 😉


AiryFairyMum Sat 20-Jun-20 15:29:53

Ahh yes, I bought massive pants when I was pregnant and never went back afterwards. Just so comfortable!

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SlytherQ Sat 20-Jun-20 15:34:40

White magnolia creme bath. smile

Livedandlearned Sat 20-Jun-20 15:38:32


MikeUniformMike Sat 20-Jun-20 15:40:31

A shampoo and set?
Control pants - you know the ones, beige ones that look a bit like cycling shorts.
Support tights
Purple clothes
Beige clothes.

draughtycatflap Sat 20-Jun-20 15:41:47

Murder She Wrote DVDs.

Toilenstripes Sat 20-Jun-20 15:45:41

I love going to bed early, like 9pm. Cardigans, comfortable shoes, pearls.

MadisonMontgomery Sat 20-Jun-20 15:46:25

I am obviously a secret old lady 🙈 I love M&S magnolia bubble bath, Murder She Wrote, Agatha Christie and the Triumph delicate Doreen bra is the most comfy thing ever!

Abraid2 Sat 20-Jun-20 15:46:57

Powdery-smelling perfumes. Seed cake.

AiryFairyMum Sat 20-Jun-20 15:48:53

I am putting all these on my old lady shopping list - thank you!

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efeslight Sat 20-Jun-20 15:50:01

Powdery perfume? Which ones are there? I only know prada iris and I love it.
I also love tea, cake, gardening, pottering around, and am currently rereading all my Ruth Rendell books, similar to agatha christie

ComeOnEileen11 Sat 20-Jun-20 15:50:11

Lily of the valley perfume.
Old lady sandals.
Stewed beef from a tin.
Big pants. Personally I love them. Brought them for post birth. Still in them 6 weeks later. Fully intend to keep them til they fall apart. So comfortable.

AiryFairyMum Sat 20-Jun-20 15:50:25

Also, I forgot my favourite shoes - Hotter, FipFlop and Birkenstocks.

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wildthingsinthenight Sat 20-Jun-20 15:50:46

Cardigans, blankets, big pants, those old fashioned long cotton nighties in hot weather, Miss Read books, LittlecHouse On The Prairie..
You'd never know to look at me! grin

Janaih Sat 20-Jun-20 15:51:26

One of my favourite joys in life is the damart catalogue brochure that you sometimes get with the sunday papers grin

Cheesypea Sat 20-Jun-20 15:55:05

Frys chocolate cream.

SecretWitch Sat 20-Jun-20 15:56:17

Anything lilac scented, Amouge Lilac Love and Pacifica French Lilac

Big comfy cotton pants

Putting a house coat on to tidy up

Cats, so many cats.

wildthingsinthenight Sat 20-Jun-20 15:57:16

Cheesypea yes!!

Fatted Sat 20-Jun-20 15:57:40

Oh, I love a good episode of Murder She Wrote! I must admit, I am a fan of big knickers and have recently found a love for non-padded bras as they are much more comfortable. I also bought some nude tights accidently in 50 denier the other day and I realised I've reached little old lady territory!

May I recommend Anais Anais perfume, a big massive pot of proper Nivea (what was the other cream called?) and pan stick make up (I actually still use pan stick!). Oh and talc in a little tub with a powder puff.

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