I hung out with my 11 year old niece yesterday for a couple of hours.
As we were sitting at the table having something to eat, she launched into conversation about how she would like a baby cousin. Asking me when was I going to give her one, because I was getting old and her mum had had her when she was in her early twenties and that now that I am 27 that means I am nearly 30 and I shouldn't wait forever because then I would be an uncool mum.
Before I could even mention the fact that my body is completely rooted and my baby making capabilities pretty non-existent, she then issued me some dating advice so I can get a wriggle on.
Charlotte tells me that all I need to do is "wear more red lipstick and go online dating, because honestly it can't be that hard Aunty Lauren"
If only it was that easy, I wear plenty of red lipstick after all.