But I remained upbeat and decided a couple of years ago that I was going to become an earth mother who embraced the changes as just another stage of life. I would be like this -
Me and Helen Mirren - the epitome of aging gracefully.
Bollocks! If I had any doubt in my mind that I was dealing with this quite as I would like to then a short while spent in the H&M changing rooms yesterday set me straight. It didn't take long in front of full length mirrors with overhead fluorescent lighting to tell me things that I did not want to know. Some things could not be fixed instantly. Others could.
A quick trip to Boots was all it took -
Half an hour of my day and I feel so much better than I did. Maybe not up to Helen Mirrens's standards but I do feel a little less like this -