Hi I’m Jane,

Several years ago, and this may seem a little odd, when Cher made a sort of comeback dressed in black seethrough outfits and looking like she was 30, but of course we all knew she was 55 and had large amounts of Botox and other things to do with lifting and tucking etc… I wondered what I would look like at 55. Well now I know.

Yep I was only 55 here, a few months off 60 now eeek!!

The thing is getting older is a reality and all of a sudden it sets up a bit of panic in you which is strange really because I always thought I was getting senior at 30 then you hit 40 when life is supposed to start:-) And when I hit 50 and the Menopause or as Iris Murdoch put it, the Men o Pause I suddenly understood.

A good friend of mine once threw a startling statistic at me. He said did I know that 4 out of 5 women preferred gardening to sex! At the time I thought crazy people, but then I hadn’t hit the Men o Pause hmmm and I guess that statistically because I am a baby boomer that there is quite possibly a lot of women around my age. You can see how the panic starts to set in and the idea of botox, but I reckon I have a while to go yet, but then I know it’s attitude. I haven’t spent the last 10 years understanding the head thing for nothing.

This was me just before my 20th birthday.