Much to my shame, I recently caved in after years of resistance and bought a pair of slippers. Further confirmation that old age may be upon me prematurely came today in the frisson of excitement I felt at learning that the TrawsCymru network is offering free bus travel the length and breadth of Wales every week for the next year, starting this Saturday. Forget class tourism, this'll be age tourism - being able to enjoy the feeling of having a free bus pass despite not being old enough to qualify.
The discovery of elasticated trousers is probably only just around the corner, at which point I'll be booking myself a one-way ticket to Dignitas. Sadly, I'll have to pay for that - unless they open a new branch in Wales.