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About Ann Richardson

Ann Richardson is a writer and grandmother. She is fascinated by other people’s thoughts, experiences and emotions and loves to write books where they can express their views in their own words. Her most recent book is Celebrating Grandmothers: Grandmothers Talk About Their Lives. Ann lives in London, England, as do her two children and two grandsons. Please visit her website here http://annrichardson.co.uk
Latest Posts | By Ann Richardson
How to Stop Being a Worrier, No Matter What Happens in Your Life
1 month ago

How to Stop Being a Worrier, No Matter What Happens in Your Life

By  •  Mindset

Are you a worrier? There are a lot of us about. Perhaps especially as we get older. Personally, I’ve been a worrier all my life. There is so much to worry about! Read More

How to Use the Power of Chatting to Create Meaningful Connections After 60
2 months ago

How to Use the Power of Chatting to Create Meaningful Connections After 60

I like to chat. I chat first thing in the morning about any problems I faced in the night. Then I chat at lunch about events of the morning, and I chat in the evening about the rest of the day. Read More

Have You Always Wanted to Write a Book? Here’s How to Get Started!
3 months ago

Have You Always Wanted to Write a Book? Here’s How to Get Started!

Do you feel you have a book in you? Have you been secretly harbouring the dream of writing it down one day? Read More

I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise
4 months ago

I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise

I think I’m a bit strange. I dislike almost all presents, whatever the time of year. I don’t much like giving them, and I certainly don’t like getting them. It has been ever thus. Read More

Are you Spoiling Your Grandchildren or Just Showing Them Extra Love?
5 months ago

Are you Spoiling Your Grandchildren or Just Showing Them Extra Love?

By  •  Family

Do you ‘spoil’ your grandchildren? Some people say that this is a common phenomenon. It could be argued that children all over the world are becoming increasingly unhealthy, overweight and demanding. Could this be due to the over-attentive care of grandparents? Read More

Fun Hobbies for Older Women: The Joy of Singing at Any Age
5 months ago

Fun Hobbies for Older Women: The Joy of Singing at Any Age

Do you sing? No, I don’t mean, are you an opera singer, because there are precious few of those. I just mean do you like to sing, for instance, in the shower or in the bath? Or perhaps to yourself as you potter around the house. It is a joyous activity, which can be done at any age. Read More

Remembering the AIDS Epidemic and the Lessons We Learned
6 months ago

Remembering the AIDS Epidemic and the Lessons We Learned

Do you remember the terrible AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s? Were you directly affected by it? We are all old enough to remember. But for some, it may have passed by as an awful situation that happened to other people, with little impact on their family or friends. Read More

Getting on With the In-laws
7 months ago

Getting on With the In-laws

By  •  Family

Do you get on with – or even like – your in-laws? All of them? Really? If so, you are a lucky person indeed! Read More

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough
9 months ago

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough

Finally, you have reached the age when you are beginning to think about downsizing. Perhaps you have familiarized yourself with all the practical and even emotional difficulties involved and have decided you are not quite ready to take the plunge.

Is there anything you can do in preparation for the eventual day? Read More

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching
9 months ago

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching

By  •  Family

There is something about finding ourselves in our 60s that makes our heads turn to the past, in general, and, more specifically, to our ancestry. I have no idea why this fascination comes so forcefully at this time.

Perhaps as we age, our perception of time changes. The decades before we were born seem less long ago. Our ancestors therefore seem more real and present. Read More

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