I've got new specs. It's all very exciting. I've not had a new pair since I was 25 - ahem. Mr M had been badgering me to get an eye test so off I trotted the other week to discover, annoyingly, that my prescription had changed for the first time in a decade. Fortunately the opticians had one of those useful buy one get one free offers on. Isn't choosing frames a pain? After the first couple of pairs, you start to feel that you look like a madwoman, not that you can really see as they obviously aren't your prescription, so there's a large amount of squinting, and then a not very helpful shop assistant saying that the Dame Edna's look just fabulous. I ended up asking my lovely colleague to help with the shortlist. I dutifully went in last week to pick up my new face furniture and have them adjusted. I love these ones - so easy to wear, although I do keep forgetting that they're not sunglasses (must not stare…people can see) and being plastic they do slip down the nose a la retro librarian. But, they are very apt for the literary tome that I'm currently reading and they do make me feel a little like Jenna Lyons. The other pair have very thick arms which make me feel slightly agoraphobic - I'm sure I'll warm to them over time.