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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
Thinking About Dying Doesn’t Have to Be Morbid
1 week ago

Thinking About Dying Doesn’t Have to Be Morbid

By  •  Mindset

Death and dying do not make for a jolly subject of any conversation, but it is part of life. And none of us is getting any younger. Is death or dying something you think about very much? You may prefer to think it will never happen…
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An Emergency Hospital Visit During Lockdown? Yes, It Happens!
2 months ago

An Emergency Hospital Visit During Lockdown? Yes, It Happens!

We’re all a bit scared right now. Indeed, if we aren’t, we should be. The tentacles of Covid-19 are everywhere and getting worse. And we are warned that health systems are under serious strain. In England, where the new, more contagious…
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The Very Real Problem of Potential Guilt
2 months ago

The Very Real Problem of Potential Guilt

With Covid-19, we are drowning in statistics. Every day, I see the number of new cases, the number of hospitalisations, the number of deaths. For my country and the rest of the world. They are overwhelming, and it is hard to take them all in…
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The Art of Taking and Sharing Photos as a New Grandma
3 months ago

The Art of Taking and Sharing Photos as a New Grandma

By  •  Family

So, you have become a grandmother! It is a time of excitement, love and warmth – and you are eager to share this with your friends. What better way than via pictures of the new baby? It is so easy these days…
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Different Kinds of Friends and What They Mean to Us
3 months ago

Different Kinds of Friends and What They Mean to Us

Almost everybody has friends. It is part of life to have them. Some of us have loads and some have very few, but we all feel that they are important in our lives. And we all know who our friends are. They are people who are not our family…
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Old Age Is Not Another Country
3 months ago

Old Age Is Not Another Country

By  •  Mindset

When I was young – pick any age up to 55 or so – I definitely thought that the future was a foreign country. It would be strange to me, and it would be difficult to cope with. And they would definitely “do things differently” there…
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Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About
4 months ago

Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About

By  •  Family

So, you have become a grandmother! Congratulations! And let’s be honest, the coronavirus can’t really dull the event. Well, then, how are you feeling about it? Excited? Apprehensive? Not ready to see yourself as a grandma?
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The Impact of One Unexpected Death Among the Growing Numbers
4 months ago

The Impact of One Unexpected Death Among the Growing Numbers

Death. It is all around us these days. Indeed, you can’t get away from it. Turn on the television and you learn how many people have died from Covid-19 in your country. In the US, it is now over 225,000; in the UK, it is now close to 45,000…
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Can Sleep Apps Talk You to Sleep? It Depends!
5 months ago

Can Sleep Apps Talk You to Sleep? It Depends!

They say that the older you get, the more difficulties you have sleeping. This may be true, but I have always had trouble sleeping, so for me it is nothing new. I have read all the advice about how to avoid sleeping problems…
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Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and That’s a Good Thing!
5 months ago

Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and That’s a Good Thing!

By  •  Family

Have you noticed that something very wonderful is happening to men? Perhaps not all men in every circumstance, but certainly with respect to children in their family. They are becoming so very much more involved. It is a joy to behold. Read More