Ageing Is A Success In Wine Terms…

I reversed my car into the neighbour’s that was parked on the road opposite our drive. I was out of the house late, surprisingly after waking up quite early. We drank tea in bed, as is our norm. My wife had not slept much; ditto. She was worried about how she was going to handle her job. Like me, she is a teacher.

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Why can’t humans be like wine?

People love to ask ages, the young especially.

“How old are you, sir? Sixty? Seventy?”

I normally tell them that I was born the year after the Battle of Hastings. That shuts a lot of them up for a few minutes. The bright ones are straight onto it.

“Really, sir. How old are you really?”

Kids have a way of guessing ages to within a year or two. I am vain enough to dispute some of these accurate estimations with, “One Hundred and Seven next birthday.”  It now feels as if this is true.

I reversed my car into the neighbour’s that was parked on the road opposite our drive. I was out of the house late, surprisingly after waking up quite early. We drank tea in bed, as is our norm. My wife had not slept much; ditto. She was worried about how…

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