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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
Are you Spoiling Your Grandchildren or Just Showing Them Extra Love?
3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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

What Sort of Grandmother Are You? Does it Matter?
6 months ago

What Sort of Grandmother Are You? Does it Matter?

By  •  Family

People often have set ideas about what a grandmother should be like. However, grandmothers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes – as well as in attitudes to that role. This became very clear to me when I wrote a book based on interviews conducted with 27 very different grandmothers. Read More

6 Ways to Celebrate the Simple Things in Life
6 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

Kind Cooking: The Art of Preparing Food for Sick People
7 months ago

Kind Cooking: The Art of Preparing Food for Sick People

Are you one of the many people who are looking after someone who is very ill? Perhaps a spouse, sibling, parent or friend? As you well know, it is a highly tiring and difficult task, however much it is undertaken with love.

You may be overloaded with advice, but I’d like to add a few thoughts about food. Read More

How Hospice Care Can Help Meet a Patient’s End of Life Wishes
8 months ago

How Hospice Care Can Help Meet a Patient’s End of Life Wishes

Have you ever spent time with someone in their last days? Was it intimate, peaceful and special – or was it full of intrusive hospital equipment, harried nurses, physical pain and no chance to talk? Read More