Today I have beautiful flowers around the house to remind me of my recent birthday and a delightful lunch shared with family and dear friends. I thank my daughter-in-law and son for organising it for me.
I don't really need the reminders that I'm older. My bones are telling me today. Here's a tip for other seniors who belong to a gym - don't let a 20 year old who thinks you are wonderful for your age re-write your exercise programme. It's damn near killing me and I'm too pig headed to tell her.
I much prefer my Monday Tai Chi class. That's a much more civilised way to exercise and, having exerted ourselves, we all then have lunch together at this place with the windows wide open to catch any breeze.
I need a nap.