Some of the top 20 tell-tale signs:
1 You start to notice people at work could potentially be your children.
2 You suffer fools less than you did previously.
3 You start checking for grey hairs and wrinkles.
4 You realise you’re older than most of the authors, actors and musicians you like.
5 You start considering a cruise holiday.
6 You are happy to spend on things you know will last, like a garden fence or new flooring.
7 You feel you know more about politics than ever before.
8 You book more holidays a year than ever before after realising life is too short.
9 Spending money on changing the carpets becomes more important than spending money on clothes.
10 At work you care less about speaking your mind and exerting your authority.
11 When you leave the house you are super prepared for every eventuality.
12 You take an interest in plant names and growing your own vegetables.
13 You ask for home wares for your birthday or Christmas presents.
14 You accept that the ‘speed awareness course’ is better than three points on your licence.
15 You know exactly what takeaways/dinner you like, and order the same every time.
16 You invest in better quality pots and pans to upgrade your cooking experience.
17 You take up cycling in a bid to get fit all over again.
18 You suddenly start shopping in the butchers and greengrocers. 19 You decide to train in something new to prove you’re not too old to ‘learn’.
20 You enter a sporting race you would have entered 20 years ago, to show you still can.