I had an eye test recently and was told by the optician that I’m on the ‘cusp’ for reading glasses. Thankfully, when I asked my hairdresser if I should go for a lighter tint, which would be softer and less ‘aging’, she reassured me that I don’t need to – yet!

Happily, this middle-aged pet sitter’s animal clients are indifferent to her crows feet, grey hairs and myopia. As long as regular meal times are adhered to they are grateful.