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This list made me laugh....until I realised how many entries I was ticking ! :shock: :mrgreen:

1) Losing touch with everyday technology such as tablets and TVs
2) Finding you have no idea what ‘young people’ are talking about
3) Feeling stiff
4) Needing an afternoon nap
5) Groaning when you bend down
6) Not remembering the name of any modern bands
7) Talking a lot about your joints/ailments
8 ) Hating noisy pubs
9) Getting more hairy -– ears, eyebrows, nose, face etc.
10) Thinking policemen/teachers/doctors look really young
11) Preferring a night in with a board game than a night on the town
12) You don’t know any songs in the top ten
13) Choosing clothes and shoes for comfort rather than style
14) Taking a flask of tea on a day out
15) Obsessive gardening or bird feeding
16) Thinking there is nothing wrong with wearing an anorak
17) Forgetting people’s names
18) Booking on to a cruise
19) Misplacing your glasses/bag/car keys etc.
20) Complaining about the rubbish on television these days
21) Gasping for a cup of tea
22) Getting bed socks for Christmas and being very grateful
23) Taking a keen interest in The Antiques Road Show
24) When you start complaining about more things
25) Listening to the Archers
26) You move from radio one to radio two
27) Joining the National Trust
28) Being told off for politically incorrect opinions
29) Flogging the family car for something sportier
30) When you can’t lose six pounds in two days anymore
31) You get shocked by how racy music videos are
32) Taking a keen interest in the garden
33) Buying travel sweets for the car
34) Considering going on a ‘no children’ cruise for a holiday
35) When you know your alcohol limit
36) Obsessively recycling/ knowing the collection dates
37) Always carrying a handy pack of tissues
38) Falling asleep after one glass of wine
39) Spending more money on face creams/anti-aging products
40) Preferring a Sunday walk to a lie in

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One might add-41) Posting the same thread twice on a Forum :lol:

I tick a lot of those-but also a lot don't apply to me (yet?). Radio 1? Radio 2? no thanks.

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:shock:
Have I posted that list before?
I only read it for the first time yesterday.......or did I? :?

Signs of old age? :mrgreen:

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I think you posted it twice yesterday-click on 'Active Topics'. :lol:

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Well having read the list, I've been doing some of those since I was a teenager. :mrgreen:

I stopped listening to Radio 1 in 1993, the year it became New Lad FM. Never been one for Radio 2, I've listened to Radio 3 + 4 since I was young.

Always been one for misplacing things, I've been regularly driving myself insane with lost keys, purses etc forever. Not a gardener, then or now. I do feed the birds, but not obsessively. :mrgreen:

The ones that resonate with me are groaning every time you bend down, talking about ailments, and people in authority jobs seeming astonishingly young.

To some extent I think I was born middle-aged. I even had a streak of silver in my hair at birth. (sign of an old soul, according to the superstitious types)
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sound world wrote:I think you posted it twice yesterday-click on 'Active Topics'. :lol:
Oh....yeah....so I have.....well, that's down to a technical issue so I'll blame Alex for that one. :mrgreen:

I've deleted it now btw. :)

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blue wrote:I do feed the birds, but not obsessively. :mrgreen:
Bit like Mary Poppins? :mrgreen:

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