If you are at the time in life when there are more candles than cake on your birthday, you'll be sure to have experienced some of these...

1. You begin to think that a cruise looks like a really nice holiday

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2. Once romantic, now ambient lighting in a restaurant just means you can’t read the menu

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3. Instead of weddings, you’re now being invited to divorce parties

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4. Somebody has given up their seat for you on the bus

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5. Your partner has had to have knee surgery

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6. You keep condolence cards in your drawer, just in case

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7.  Having a say in local issues, campaigning if necessary, is now important to you

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8. When Arthur Cole died, and you said ‘what a shame’. But some of your younger co-workers asked who he was

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9. You can remember having to queue in a bank to get cash out (it took the whole lunch hour on Fridays!)

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10. You miss the days when there was a Woolworths on every high street

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11. You prefered it back in the day when, during a shampoo, the hairdresser didn’t insist on giving you a head massage

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12. You still file and paint your own fingernails

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13. Somebody mentioned hot-stone treatment, and you thought they were talking about a form of torture

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14. Stupid bods who insist that they’ll give it 110% infuriate you. It simply isn’t possible!

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15. On hearing the expression LOL, you thought it meant Lots Of Love

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16. You maintain that extensions are something that are added to homes, not heads

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17. Forget gadgets. To you, a tablet will only ever be what you take when you have a headache

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18. You think the music they play in pubs is too loud

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19. You mention loving Bill and Ben The Flowerpot Men as a child and nobody knows what you’re going on about

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