I needed a script (prescription), popped into the surgery and made an appointment to see my doctor within the half hour. He took my blood pressure, which was good and for the first time ever, weighed me and measured my height. I consider myself slightly over weight and this was confirmed. But the most astonishing information was that my height was 175cm, whereas on my passport and driving licence it has always been 178cm. Thinking about it, I believe I actually measured 177.5cm. Reader, I have shrunk. I didn’t want to believe it and questioned the accuracy of the doctor’s measurement. But of course people shrink as they get older, so my shortening was no surprise to him.