YOU KNOW YOU’VE REACHED ‘OLD’ WHEN…

I don’t know about you, but lock down has forced all of the inner 80 year old out of me. It doesn’t take me much convincing to stay at home with a cuppa and some biscuits, a good film or book and a bit of scrabble but recently, more than ever, retirement living has been the reality (except for the actual having to work from home bit). I have become obsessed with pottering around the house and I’m really enjoying the slow pace that lock down has forced on us all.

Don’t get me wrong, I would DIE for a Pimms in a beer garden, with the girls and in the last two weeks now that social restrictions have eased slightly, I’ve had one too many late nights but I am fully embracing getting older. 27 going on 70.

You know you’ve reached old when… house plant deliveries become the highlight of your week.

You know you’ve reached old when…you now have to do 10 minutes of stretching before bed just to get out all of the aches.

You know you’ve reached old when… vegetable steamers, socks and vacuum cleaners are top of your Christmas list.

You know you’ve reached old when… leaving the house spontaneously after 6pm is out of the question.

You know you’ve reached old when… Location Location Location is on the TV more often than not.

You know you’ve reached old when… day drinking becomes the best thing just so that you can be back in PJs by the evening.

You know you’ve reached old when… it takes 6 days to recover from said day drinking.

You know you’ve reached old when… a lie in is anything after 8am (to be fair, I haven’t quite reached this stage yet)

You know you’ve reached old when… a trip to the Pound Shop or the garden centre might as well be a trip to Marbella.

You know you’ve reached old when… you spend 15 minutes in the group chat all discussing how many times you put a wash on.

You know you’ve reached old when… 98% of your wages goes on bills and food.

You know you’ve reached old when… you need at least 3 coffees to help get you to 10am.

You know you’ve reached old when… sitting in the garden with a cup of tea, listening to the birds, literally becomes your favourite time of the day.

You know you’ve reached old when… you sit in bed moaning about a neighbour’s music, despite it being 9pm.

You know you’ve reached old when… a night in playing Monopoly and Scrabble become the cutest nights.

You know you’ve reached old when… you spend most of your day on Google looking for vases or new cleaning products.

You know you’ve reached old when… days in your pj’s and slippers become the norm.

You know you’ve reached old when… afternoon naps almost become a necessity.

I think I rest my case. Are you embracing life in the slower lane? Let me know – I’ll meet ya for some afternoon tea πŸ˜‰

lovelove,

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Author: rheawarren

28. London. Lifestyle Blogger. Addicted to coffee and cakes. Occasionally read a book or two.

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