I had a little shock today when I looked in the mirror.
As a 60-something who has always been considered nothing special in the looks department I have never really worried too much about my appearance, apart from wanting to look *nicely turned out* as they say.
I wear a little makeup if I go out and dress smartly when out and about but apart from that I have never been particularly bothered about the beauty business.
However, brushing my teeth yesterday in front of the mirror I noticed something a little odd about my face. When I took another look I realised that I had, seemingly overnight, developed jowls - two deep crevices either side of my mouth down to my chin that I am sure weren't there before.
I understand that they are called marionette lines. Charming.
I know - it has to happen to us all but it's still a shock to realise I am changing so noticeably. I had not previously considered myself to be vain about my looks so I am surprised by how upset I feel about it. I suppose I am a little vain after all.
I'll have to open another bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to steady my nerves before I start those facial exercises.