Hi everybody. If your in forties or plus....here some humorous take on what's like to be on that age.... Compliments...and what they really mean You could pass for 45...you're 40. you look great....for someone your age. you're energetic......you're obviously on HRT Girlish......obviously on too much HRT young at heart.......embarrasing looks so well....botoxed to the eyeballs. 40 and grumpy... You're still much too young to be seriously grumpy. A mild moan about global warming or the state of the government is everyone's right. However, being perpetually or serially grumpy is so ageing and rather tedious. it's worth asking yourself how often you really tread in dog mess, and will an incorrect apostrophe actually ruin your children's lives? Vanity Welcome to the decade where you're reduced to having just one favourite mirror, even if this is rather a strange relationship, which can involve you approaching it at a special angle and then only in a certain light. This mirror has become your best friend because it always flatters you. Senior moments fortysomethings should be reassured that, due to the complicated multi-tasking nature of our lives,it's not surprising if we occasionaly forget where we left our credit card or drive to work with our packed lunch on the bonnet. most of us are simply doing too many things. don't be too hard on yourself then the next time the young person on the end of the phone sighs audibly when you can't remember your password...there are still several million permutations and you know you'll get there eventually. bye if you want to read more about it.....read the how to be a fortysomething by Malcolm Burgess.