Saturday, October 11, 2008


Most of you will know that I don't often do memes, but I liked this one from nunyaa's site:

The Ageing Meme

At a certain age women should: realise they are fantastic! When I was young, a woman of 50 - 60 was regarded as "old" and often looked and dressed as if this was the case. Now no holds bar us!
At a certain age men should: appreciate fantastic, "real" women and stop going after bimbos!
When I was a kid I thought I would: lead a conventional life.
Now that I'm older I wish: that I had credited my parents with actually knowing something!
You know you are too old to party when: you'd rather put your slippers than your stilettos on; never leave off the lippy, though!
You know you are too young to retire when: you use the internet more than your students.
When I was in high school I listened to the music of [please appreciate here that the UK high school phase is a long one, as you are normally in the same school from when you are 11 to when you are 16 or 18]: Shirley Bassey; Helen Shapiro; Cliff Richard; Elvis; The Beatles; The Searchers; Cilla Black; Tom Jones; the Walker Bros; Dusty Springfield; Mary Hopkin; Engelbert Humperdink [to name but a few and I still have all the vinyl, too!]
Nowadays I find I like the music of: Patrizio Buanne; Chopin; Zucchero; almost anything Italian.
On my last birthday I: had a wonderful meal with friends.
On my next birthday I want to: do the same!
The best birthday present I ever got was: my watch, on my 21st, from my Dad. I still wear it.
The first time I felt grown up was: when I wore my first long evening dress.
The last time I felt like a kid was: I always do!
When I read: The Second Sex [de Beauvoir] and The Last of the Just [André Schwarz-Bart] they changed my life, the first because, despite its faults and omissions, which are many, it charts, through history, the ambiguity with which all women struggle and the second because it shows how pernicious racism can be.
Last year was: interesting, challenging and full of new friendships and experiences.
Next year I hope: to still be around!


CherryPie said...

Fun meme, maybe I should give it a go!

James Higham said...

What's the temperature there just now? That might help a little.

Unknown said...

Food for thought this time!

Some good questions there - and I agree with most.

jmb said...

It looks like a meme I might fall for too although I saw it a week ago and still haven't succumbed.

I should start it in draft and then I can trot it out when I lack inspiration.

Ellee Seymour said...

How much wiser do women get though with age? I think if a woman can smile and laugh and has a genuine interest in the world, she will always attract interesting people.

Please stay optimistic. :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, do, cherrypie! 26-28 C today, James. Thanks, deb acle. Hi, jmb. Yes, give it a go! Totally agree, Ellee. Will try!

Nunyaa said...

You are wonderful Welshcakes and your answers show you are definitely not aged, you make me smile with the answers you gave :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, nunyaa. xx


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