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wisechild Report 18 Mar 2013 16:16

i retired at 60 & to be honest, I´m not sure how I kept going for the last 5 years or so.
I spent the 1st 2 years of my retirement asleep....or at least it felt like it.
Am now hurtling headlong towards 70 & have no idea where my life has gone. There are so many things I still want to do,if only I could remember what they are. ;-)


Cooper Report 18 Mar 2013 19:58

Welcome to the club Suzanne, I was 50 on Saturday and how I dreaded it and was as miserable as sin for at least the last 4 months. Worse than dying the hair was plucking the eyebrows last week and finding......much to my horror a grey hair :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 :-0 Well i plucked it out quickly and found out most beauty salons do eyebrow tinting thank goodness.

My offspring are 21 and 14 so I still have teenage hormones and GCSEs here at the moment. I also work shifts and a late followed by an early is hard going but I am lucky enough to be part time. I dont travel as many miles as you but its a 30mile round trip when im at work.

I remember my Aunt telling me that when she got to 50 the same thing happened to her. I dismissed it at the time but how right she was!

I used to manage to go out after late shift and get up for an early with no hastle, I think it might be impossible now, id need a week off to recover

So you are not alone, Im am here, still grumping about being this age and will continue to grump until spring comes at least.

I think a cyber party is in order to shake off the winter blues :-D :-D :-D :-D



JustJohn Report 18 Mar 2013 20:06

Suzanne. Thinking about you today. Heard there were traffic delays on A470 today in Dogellau area because of snow!! What with getting through Snowdonia and over the Britannia (which always seems to be slow or blocked) yout journey must be a daily nightmare.

Another month and it will be fabolous scenery and sunshine to take your mind off your travel woes :-D


BarbinSGlos Report 18 Mar 2013 20:11

Just wondering why so many laydees feel the need to dye their hair.

I have a friend, only 53 who has to have it dyed regularly and when the roots start showing through its awful.

I think and just my personal opinion that dyed hair looks so hard and false.

Enjoy getting older, we spent years getting to this stage in our lives. :-) :-)


Cooper Report 18 Mar 2013 20:49

Barb, my hair has been going grey since I was in my 20s, I have no idea what colour is under there :-D The hairdresser says its 90% grey. OH says that our youngest has the same colour hair as I had when he first met me, the old romantic :-D

Im sure I will cheer up about being 50, everyone nowadays seem so much younger than their years.

We have booked to see Suggs from Madness next month doing his One Man Show and my hero is number one in the Album Chart (David Bowie) so I know 50 is no age at all really.

Teresa x


BarbinSGlos Report 18 Mar 2013 21:00

I am looking forward to my hair being all grey, but at the moment its a bit salt and pepper with a white streak in the front. Slow going though :-D :-D

Love old Suggsy but sorry Bowie not my cuppa at all :-D

My blue bouffant in my avatar is a wig in case you were wondering ;-)


GinN Report 18 Mar 2013 21:10

Waiting for my hair to be totally white, but while my roots still come in a patchy grey, It's blonde I will stay!


AnninGlos Report 18 Mar 2013 22:24

Well until last week, for the past two months I had let my hair go back to its natural colour which is now nearly all grey, but every time I looked in the mirror and saw this old lady looking back I didn't like it. So I have had it rinsed again and really it does make a difference to how I feel about myself. It would be different if it was a nice silver grey but it is a horrible dark patchy grey. I see nothing wrong in dying our hair if it makes us feel better.

Strangely there is a real difference in the way people treat you too, in shops and on the bus, when my hair was grey some of them spoke to me as if I was a child, slowly, almost patting me on the head. Now the grey is gone they speak in a totally different way.


AnnCardiff Report 18 Mar 2013 22:29

well I've done the three score years and ten and more yet I only feel in my twenties in my head and I will continue to feel that way, come what may - age is just a number

I've been standing on the step stool down the garden getting the top branches off the magnolia and have started demolishing a bay tree which is now as high as the house - got a an inroad into it during the snow when the weight of the snow pulled the top branches down to ground level - managed to lop some off then - even though all the snow came off too and covered me from head to foot!! I shall continue lopping it until it is a manageable height


GinN Report 18 Mar 2013 22:32

I was 56 when I first covered my grey hair. A young lady offered me her seat on a tube train - that did it!!


Suzanne Report 18 Mar 2013 23:08

oh god Geordie i would die if someone offered me a seat on the bus or train.
Cooper, ive also been going gray slowly since my 20s


im glad its not only me that sleeps in the evening,my parents are in their 70s and they dont sleep unless its in bed at night :-S

JOHN im in harlech on wed, have not seen the weather for the area yet,hopefully i wont have to go down because of the snow :-D
Ann im usually very energetic ,but lately its been hard,its the traveling i think. :-(


JustJohn Report 19 Mar 2013 08:24

I have rinsed my hair a fleshy sort of colour and it gives me gravitas ;-)