10 Signs You're (Finally) a Grown Up

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Yesterday I spent the day at Eden Hall, a day spa that I've visited many times and absolutely adore. I've been with friends and family lots of times but more recently have gone on my own. This is much better, I can please myself and don't need to entertain anyone - heaven!

Lady in a swimming pool, relaxing. When was the last time you switched off?


Visiting Eden Hall is a chance to switch off completely. They don't allow mobile phones anywhere in the spa, you have to keep them in your locker, and so you wander around completely disconnected. It is a refreshing experience. 

Being told to not have my phone with me meant that I didn't see notifications coming through, I didn't respond to emails immediately, and I wasn't consumed with thoughts and ideas for my next blog post. My head had time to clear and I did nothing but read, it was amazing.

That brings me onto my inspiration for this post. While in the conservatory drinking a coffee I decided to flick through Elle Magazine. I used to have a subscription to Elle and loved reading about the stars and the latest fashion. As I flicked through it I was... bored!

I couldn't believe it!

This is no reflection on Elle, far from it, like I said I used to have a subscription. No this is more about me.

It seems that I am no longer interested in the latest star gossip (I don't even know who most of the stars are), although I like fashion I am well aware that I don't wander the streets wearing the latest Dior outfit. 

At 35 years old I want to read interesting articles (or blog posts), I want to read something that moves me, that inspires. The latest star to lose lots of weight, or the latest shocking reveal in the world of actors, isn't what I call interesting anymore.

All this made me realise that I am (finally) a grown up and below you'll find 10 signs that prove that you are (finally) a grown up too!

Woman covering her lips (and face) in lipstick - "10 signs that you're (finally) a grown up"



1.  You would rather wear jeans and a t-shirt (or your pj's) than a fancy dress or smart outfit as see in the glossy magazines.


2.  Make-up... what make-up? Oh that's that bag of congealed horribleness that's been stuffed to the back of your pants drawer.


3.  Your skincare routine consists of soap/facewash and water.


4.  Manicured nails? If only! All the washing dishes and cleaning/polishing surfaces kills any hope of having nice hands.


5.  Your idea of a night on the town is a visit to your favourite restaurant with the Hubby/partner and then home.


6.  Drinking until the early hours doesn't happen. The only early hours you see are the ones before the school run (or the ones in the middle of the night because the baby is up, again).


7.  Pooey bottoms and sicky children are nothing compared to the thought of a "girl's night out". *Shudders*


8.  Your idea of a good night involved alcohol and a good movie in the comfort of your own home. Oh yes, and your pj's.


9.  Remembering at 11pm that uniforms need to be washed for the next morning and jumping up with enthusiasm to put your new washing machine through its paces.


10.  You don't know who Kylie Jenner is and don't recognise anyone on the cover of glossy magazines.



This list describes me pretty well so I'd say it's official, I am a grown up!

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55 comments:

  1. Number 8 is my idea of heaven. Sadly, I have a habit of nodding off on the sofa and missing the end of the film. Great list Morgan x

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    1. Hehe thanks Izzie. We do love a good movie. x

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  2. hahaha! I think I am a grown up too. lol I've got to the point in my life where my PJ's and a bottle of wine seems much more appealing than a night out. lol

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  3. Haha this is sooo true! I have no idea who Kylie Jenner is, is that bad? #PoCoLo

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    1. I have no idea Gina, I just remembered her name because it was on the cover. I have no idea who she is!

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  4. Hi Morgan, I am very much like Izzie as once I have settled down to watch something I usually nod off too. I love PJ's and have no idea who all the over hyped celebrities are in the news. Give me a glass of milk, a bar of chocolate and something decent to watch and I'm happy.

    xx

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    1. Yay! Oh yes, I forgot about the chocolate! ;)

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  5. Oh Morgan I'm with you Hun. I don't have a clue who is who and living in Holland even more so. Although I try to look stylish I know I'm not a trend setter anymore and do prefer my PJS. Whilst I'd like to think I'm still up for a girls night out by 12 I'm pooped. I much prefer having friends round but would ideally greet the. In my PJs. Great post Hun. TY for linking up with #FamilyFun 🌸

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    1. Thanks hun, I think the whole girls night out thing fills me with dread because I'm quite the introvert! ;)

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  6. Haha, I recognise all of this! I bought a glossy mag on my lunch break this week because it was on offer and I had time to kill. I had no idea who most of the 'celebs' were! x #pocolo

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  7. Oh well I think I too am now a grown up, getting excited a few months back over my new carpet cleaner sealed it for me! Also living in flats is a must, I have lost the ability to walk in heels! #pocolo

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    1. Lol carpet cleaner! Brilliant. Yes, I've done this. When I got a new washing machine it was like my birthday and christmas all at once! How sad is that! Oh yes and flats, I'm totally with you. I cannot take heels for more than about 5 mins. xx

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  8. Love this and completely agree! My nails never look pretty anymore and I'd much rather go out for a meal. I'm going out drinking tonight and already worrying about the hangover tomorrow! #JustAnotherLinky

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    1. Oh gosh hangovers, ugh! Hope it wasn't too bad for you. x

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  9. Love this & agree with most of it. It's also made me long to visit a spa. #justanotherlinky lifeinthemumslane

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    1. Oh yes the spa was amazing, just what I needed. xx

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  10. Guilty on all counts. I am definitely a grown up. Bordering on "fogie". I also love Eden Spa, and for the first time in my life can absolutely appreciate the idea of going alone, although I would probably end up sleeping all day! Pleased you had a lovely time x
    #justanotherlinky

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    1. I almost did sleep all day, I had a little nap in the afternoon but decided to move, if I hadn't I might not have woken up!

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  11. Well, I didn't think I was a grown up, but apparently I definitely am! #PoCoLo

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  12. Yes, this is definitely me. I used to have Look magazine before N, now I have Essentials, but I'm debating getting rid of that because a) I don't have time to read it and b) there's not as much in there as they used to be and c) the fashion has gone a bit way out for me!

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    1. I think all the glossy mags are a bit outdated now, at least for me. I much prefer to read blog posts and read about 'real' people. xx

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  13. I have to confess I have always been an old person in my head. I was glad when I turned 30 as my body had finally caught up with my head. #Pocolo

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    1. Me too Tracey, I've always been older than my years, it's perhaps to do with the fact that everyone I know is older than me! :)

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  14. Love this list, it is so true how things change the older you get even the things you hold dear are different #TheList

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  15. I feel I have entered this state of mind as well! I turned 30 last year (omg..sigh) and lately I have just felt I'm "too old for this shit" a lot. haha

    #fartglitter

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    1. I never thought I was 'old' at 30, in fact I still don't, but I think it's more about what I'm comfortable doing these days. It's not about being old it's about being 'grown up' ;)

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  16. I was looking forward to reading this post - fab! I am most definitely a grown up (although sometimes I still look around for one if I feel I can't make a decision!). Thank you for hosting #PoCoLo

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    1. Ha! Yes, I often do that too! Thanks Vicky. xx

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  17. This rings true for me too. I used to be an avid magazine buyer, now I would also prefer to read blogs and interesting articles. As for your 10 signs, they all apply to me too, especially 7 & 8 :) #fartglitter xx

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    1. Oh yes I particularly liked 7 and 8 too! x

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  18. This is funny and in parts true for me, maybe I am only half grown up haha! Thanks so much for linking up to #thelist x

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  19. A great list and totally get the going to a nice restaurant and then home, but when we're in town we're heading for the train and see people just starting their night out!! We used to love getting the Saturday papers on the way home from a night out too, but now they're on our tablets! Ah well, it's not all bad... xx

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    1. Hehe, I can't imagine starting my night out at 10pm (or later) - that's my bedtime these days! ;)

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  20. Yup, I am reading this in my pjs and it is almost lunch time. I think it is the hallmark of becoming an adult! #abitofeverything

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  21. Eden Hall is quite near me and do you know, I have never been there on my own. I always thought I would be too scared. But the more time I spend not on my own, I think this would be such a good idea. I can definitely relate to a lot of the signs I am a grown up too #coolmumclub

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    1. I used to think that too, until I actually went on my own. I tell you it's the BEST! You don't have to please anyone, do anything you don't want to, it's brilliant. You should try it. x

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  22. Yup so there with you Morgan but not sure I can hip bump you over this?! ;-) Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x

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  23. Lovely post, Morgan! I was nodding along to everything! A night out is definitely a night in, after all, my bedtime is now much earlier! LOL thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

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  24. welcome to the club. Sometimes I listen to the young girls at work talking about "celebrities" and don't have the faintest idea who they are talking about. Or any desire to find out

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    1. Indeed! I used to love talking about the celebrities and now it's more like "oh yawn off!" :)

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  25. So true but.....do I have to be a grown up?! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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    1. Well, I suppose you don't have to! ;) xx

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  26. In that case I must be grown up LOL ... and I have absolutely no idea who Kylie Jenner is either! #alittlebitofeverything

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    1. Nope, nor do I want to know who she is! ;)
      Thanks x

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