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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
The Many Joys of Teaching Our Grandchildren
3 weeks ago

The Many Joys of Teaching Our Grandchildren

By  •  Family

As any grandmother will know, there are many sources of joy in the time spent with grandchildren. For me, a key one is teaching my grandsons something and seeing how they respond. Read More

How Important Are Your Neighbours as You Reach the Mark of 60?
2 months ago

How Important Are Your Neighbours as You Reach the Mark of 60?

My very friendly next-door neighbours moved back to the US last month. In many ways, it was not a surprise, as they were always going to be visitors in London – here because of the husband’s job. Yet it came as both a shock and a loss. Read More

Downsizing Dilemma: Why Getting Rid of Books is So Tough
3 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

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s
3 months ago

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s

By  •  Mindset

I would guess that most people who know me see me as a cheerful older woman, with a good life and little to complain about. All this is true. Yet, at the same time, I can feel myself turning into a Grumpy Old Woman. Read More

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

Driving: A Right or a Privilege in Old Age?
4 months 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?
4 months 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
5 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?
5 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
6 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