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to have only just realised that I'm getting on a bit.

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Megatron · 15/05/2011 08:15

I found my first grey hair this morning. On my head. It's like someone's slapped me around the head and screeched 'you're getting old!' at me and I have suddenly realised that it's been coming for some time. For example:

I now love wandering aimlessly round garden centres.

I tut when I see young girls in ridiculously short skirts and mutter something about how they'll get kidney trouble.

My heels are getting lower.

My skirts are getting longer.

My idea of a great night is getting in my PJ's, glass of wine, bar of galaxy and watching Lewis.

I have started perching my glasses on the end of my nose and giving withering looks over the top of them to anyone who annoys me.

Is this it now? Is there no hope? Do I have to go out and buy myself a pair or those brown fluffy boots with a zip up the front and a trolley?

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ifancyashandy · 15/05/2011 11:11

Oh, and the only wheely thing I have is my Samsonite suitcase darlink Wink

squeakytoy · 15/05/2011 11:15

I started going grey at 15.. so far at the age of 42 it is still limited to just on my head thank god!

I did join the National Trust last year though, and consider it money well spent! Grin

MoshiMonstersRUs · 15/05/2011 11:16

No grey hairs on my head (had a couple 10 years ago but they haven't returned - weird) but I do have a loooong grey hair which persistently returns on my cheek! I thought it was a stray make up brush hair the first time I spotted it, but alas, it was attached. I tug the thing out but before I know it, it's back again!

i was unlucky anough to catch sight of myself with the sun on my face the other day. I'm getting quite a, erm.....'downy' chin. Oh the shame.

SecretNutellaFix · 15/05/2011 11:32

Going by all these criteria for "getting on a bit" I must have started that when I was in my early twenties.

I am now 31 and have plentiful white hairs on my head but my undercarriage is fading free
I have never worn heels and even as a teenager, thought people who wore them often looked ridiculous
My skirts? I don't often do skirts, but they are still just at knee level
I have always loved garden centres/ home shops especially lakeland
A night in has always been my evening of choice over going out partying, but a nice trip to the theatre/ concert is a treat.
I have a shopping trolley. in blue flowers pattern. from Ikea.

LadyBeagleEyes · 15/05/2011 11:42

I'm 54 but rather like being my age.
Because I can do all the things above if want to and not give a shit what other people think.
And that is the true advantage of getting older.

BelleDameSansMerci · 15/05/2011 12:38

Agreed LadyB. I'm happier and more confident now (at 45) than I have ever been...

xstitch · 15/05/2011 12:58

I read the local paper yesterday. There is a birth announcement for one of my former classmates grandchild. I have been trying to convince myself I am not old enough to be a granny.

giveitago · 15/05/2011 12:59

I'm loving my grey hairs on my almost black hair. I'm waiting to see how far I can go before I feel the need to colour my hair for the first time every. I'm thinking peppered hair could look great - but on me - who knows.

Half of me feels invisible now I'm in my 40's. My body has gone a bit as well. But the other half makes me feel great - no longer worried about looking my best (not that I did much) - feel my experiences in life are valuable etc.

LadyClariceCannockMonty · 15/05/2011 13:59

OP that's my idea of a great night too, except with tea, chocolate eclairs and Glee/Sherlock.

I'm obsessed with tops being long enough to 'cover my kidneys'.

I haven't worn heels for years. I still however wear too short skirts and dresses because I have great legs.

I'm spending next weekend at a same-age friend's and we will have a look round John Lewis, take a picnic to a lovely stately home and stay in on Sunday night to watch the TV Baftas.

I hiss at people to turn their phones off in the cinema/theatre/etc.

I've been growing my own tomatoes and boring my friends and neighbours about it for years.

On bright windy days I look out the window and think 'It's good drying weather!'

I'm 36.

LordofthePies · 15/05/2011 15:26

Lady, "its good drying weather" - I'm the same.

Don't even want to put my age, but the old joke about having the fire brigade on standby for when I light my birthday cake candles comes to mind when I think about the number I'd need..........

Slippers are my friends now. Soft, black fluffy ones. The sort I would have scorned not that long ago.

Oh well.

CrosswordAddict · 15/05/2011 15:33

Why is the music too loud now? It never used to be when I was 19/20. Has the music gone louder or are my ears getting more sensitive?
Music in shops interrupts my thought pattern and I can't concentrate to buy anything so I end up coming home empty-handed.
I drop things because I can't feel I'm holding them IYSWIM
People driving around without indicating sends me potty... I've started tutting at them. Likewise people who block the aisle in the supermarket for a gabfest.
I am becoming more and more intolerant BUT I feel as if it is just the world being more of a nuisance and getting under my skin.
Is it age related? Surely not!

onceamai · 15/05/2011 18:43

A few grey hairs - not many -
A few grey pubes
A bit more tummy
Clothes add up to 5 nowadays
Feet ache a bit more than they did - keep heels to change into after the walking bit
A little brown spot on my hand and my wrist
Teeth and skin OK
All needs a bit more work and bit more money spent on it but now I can afford it.
Always loved classical music, gardening, cats and cooking.
Always flashed my legs a bit - they're my best bit
Tell the DC to come and pick things up for me to avoid bending
50 but intend to grow old disgracefully and spoil myself to make up for years of hard graft
One more big family car to go before I get a two seater at 60!

shakey1500 · 15/05/2011 19:35

:) at "good drying weather"

I've been colouring my greys for years now. Albeit with purple (not purple rinse jjuuust yet).

Grey pubes outnumber the rest.

I have a random hair that grows from under my chin

I am now repeating the phrases my mum used to use which I swore I would never do.

barbie007 · 15/05/2011 19:39

I plucked some stray nasal hairs yesterday..that was a shock! Never had nasal hair before...sign of ageing I think

allbie · 15/05/2011 19:43

I have a friend who dyes her pubes....

LadyClariceCannockMonty · 16/05/2011 09:43

allbie, what colour? Her natural colour? I have dyed hair in a very obviously fake colour and quite fancy the idea of dyeing my pubes to match. Not that they're going grey. Yet.

LittlePickleHead · 16/05/2011 09:54

Hmm I'm 30 and according to this list am 'getting on a bit'

I've had the odd random facial hair since my early twenties (quite odd as I am generally a very unhairy person) and I am worried I am getting to the stage I need to wax my chin...

Love national trust properties and gardening/garden centres.

I still find time to act disgracefully occassionally, but one night out does me in for about 2 weeks...

Am I reaching this stage a little too early?

youmeatsix · 16/05/2011 09:59

i didnt know pubic hair went grey
i think i need a lie down, never thougt about it before

LadyClariceCannockMonty · 16/05/2011 10:22

My DP's is turning. He hates it. Doesn't bother me in the least.

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