Believe me there is nothing more ageing than having a tall, blonde, beautiful, leggy 18 year old daughter.
Gravity’s relentless journey has begun to take hold, What more can I say? No will in the world, no daily positive affirmation, no exercises dished out by toned Personal Trainers will help reverse the downward movement of my body parts. Now is clearly the time to start reading the many adverts in the magazines my daughter reads that claim all sorts of miracles. There are only so many Beyonce booty exercises that one can do so why not just invest in some bottom enhancing underwear. Get yourself a decent bra too girls. Once you’ve breastfed the odd child or two (or three in my case) it doesn’t matter what size tits you have they need all the help (and in my case upholstery) they can get to stay looking perky! I was told just the other evening by a gentleman friend that the strapless bra I was wearing was a quite the most magnificent example of structural engineering he had come across! Wasn’t sure my pelvic floor was up to that much laughing! Thank God for M&S I said under my breath. This is my body and I shall wear ‘intelligent’ underwear boosting my behind and my chest if I so choose.
So ladies (and gentlemen) do we dermal fill or don’t we? Do I want a white coated doctor injecting a syringe full of hylauronic acid into my face? That is the question? The jury and my credit card are still out on that one…………to be continued!
I love getting older. Truly do. Yes, I’m still a couple of years off 50 but nevertheless! Spending time with my daughters friends as they celebrated her 18th I was delighted to be my age and not theirs. There is a glorious majesty in ageing if we can just get over ourselves, lighten up and live a little. I am finding a wonderful sense of freedom and liberation in ageing. We can at least speak our mind and not give a damn about what others think. We can choose to age gracefully or not and not care about the judgement from others. We can choose to be an old crone or a divinely elegant goddess! We can choose to model Vivienne Westwood or Helen Mirren and any other fabulous woman in between. All I ask is ‘to thine own self be true’ as in the words of Oscar Wilde ‘Be yourself, everyone else is already taken’