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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
5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother
7 months ago

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother

By  •  Family

It is often suggested that babies should be born with a manual, because it is so hard for new parents to work out how best to look after them. We, mothers, know that we managed somehow or other. But now it begins again, as we are faced with being a grandmother. Read More

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s
7 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 Swimming Can Be a Great Activity for Women Over 60
8 months ago

How Swimming Can Be a Great Activity for Women Over 60

Do you like to swim? Do you really like it, or do you just do it because you know it is good for you? I am in the latter category. I find it a kind of work. Read More

5 Mother’s Day Gifts to Show Grandma That You Care
10 months ago

5 Mother’s Day Gifts to Show Grandma That You Care

By  •  Family

Mother’s Day is with us again very soon. How did that happen? Didn’t we just do Mother’s Day? Or was it Christmas or her birthday? Read More

Why Getting Away for a Few Days Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing After 60
10 months ago

Why Getting Away for a Few Days Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing After 60

Oh no, not more health advice!

We are bombarded these days with advice about what to eat and when, what exercise to take and how often, not to mention all those things we are not supposed to do, like enjoying a good glass of wine. Read More

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

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