It's finally happened.
As well as an ever-expanding waistline and retreating hairline, there's been an important development in my life.
In the last few weeks, a sizable chunk of wall space in my living room has been taken up by a collection of 12-inch LPs together with a rather weighty hi-fi system complete with a turntable.
Friends have already denounced this as my "mid-life crisis," to go alongside my changing appearance. But I know otherwise, I know that that I'm part of a craze sweeping the U.K., if not the whole world. I couldn't be more cutting edge.