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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 Use the Power of Chatting to Create Meaningful Connections After 60
3 days 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

Driving: A Right or a Privilege in Old Age?
2 weeks ago

Driving: A Right or a Privilege in Old Age?

A certain royal person, in his late 90s, was in the news recently in the UK. He had had a car accident – the car he was driving had ended up on its side – and it was reported that he was a bit “shaken up.” As one would be, even if you were much younger. Read More

What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?
1 month ago

What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?

By  •  Family

My daughter turned 50 this week. Yes, 50. How did that happen? I was 50 myself only a few months ago – or so it seems. Read More

Yet Another Christmas Dinner
2 months ago

Yet Another Christmas Dinner

Christmas is now over. Are you already missing the joy or are you, like me, happy to see the end of it? There are a lot of us who feel Christmas is highly overrated.

We can now relax. Read More

Why Do You Look After Your Grandchildren – Because You Have to or Because You Want to?
2 months ago

Why Do You Look After Your Grandchildren – Because You Have to or Because You Want to?

By  •  Family

How much time do you spend looking after your grandchildren? If you don’t live nearby, then it is probably decided each time you visit. But if you do live within easy distance, you may have a regular routine. Read More

World AIDS Day, or How We React to Different Causes in Our 60s
3 months ago

World AIDS Day, or How We React to Different Causes in Our 60s

Hey you – yes, you. The 60-something beauty staring at the screen. Did I see you trying to sneak away? Read More

6 Ways to Celebrate the Simple Things in Life
3 months ago

6 Ways to Celebrate the Simple Things in Life

By  •  Mindset

I want to tell you about my day today. No, it wasn’t a bad day, the sort of day that we often want to talk about, when everything goes wrong. It was a good day, of the sort we much too often take for granted.

Here are a few tips for celebrating the simple things in life. Read More

Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About
3 months ago

Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About

By  •  Family

So, you have become a grandmother! Congratulations.

How are you feeling about it? Excited? Apprehensive? Not ready to see yourself as a grandma? Join the club. Many of us feel that way at first.

Read More

Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?
4 months ago

Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?

When my son, now in his late 30s, was about five years old, he made a remark that has stayed with me ever since. He had gone through a stage, thankfully brief, when he would pee unexpectedly, leaving a small visible stain on his trousers. Read More

Is Age Just a Number? Do You Feel Hesitant to Reveal Your Age?
6 months ago

Is Age Just a Number? Do You Feel Hesitant to Reveal Your Age?

By  •  Mindset

A group of older women are talking. One, age 64, suggests she is beginning to feel old. Her friend, age 68, says, “No, not me – I’m not old, I’m even working part-time.” Their friend, age 75, says, “No, me neither. I feel full of energy.” What is going on? If they aren’t old, who is? Read More