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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
Different Kinds of Friends and What They Mean to Us
3 days 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
1 week 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
3 weeks 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 weeks 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!
2 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!
2 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

How Well Do You Handle Modern Communication?
3 months ago

How Well Do You Handle Modern Communication?

When most of us were young, there were very few ways of communicating with people who didn’t live nearby. There were handwritten letters (remember them?), there was the house phone, and, in an emergency…
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The Joy of Watching Our Grandchildren’s Personalities Emerge
3 months ago

The Joy of Watching Our Grandchildren’s Personalities Emerge

By  •  Family

One of the real pleasures of having grandchildren is watching them grow into very distinctive individuals.

One minute, there is a little new born baby, looking sweet and untouched. Then, in what feels like no time at all, you suddenly have a child with a strong personality. It is quite breath-taking. Read More

Coping with the Frustrations of Technology
3 months ago

Coping with the Frustrations of Technology

Do you experience enormous aggravation when things don’t work properly – and, more disturbingly, break down? I don’t mean important things like your medication or even local transport. No, I mean the computers and numerous…
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Eating Out – An Occasional Pleasure or a Pleasurable Occasion?
4 months ago

Eating Out – An Occasional Pleasure or a Pleasurable Occasion?

Until we all went into lockdown – the ‘before’ period that feels like another time altogether – I used to love to eat out. Although I am a moderately good cook (and my husband a willing sous-chef), there is so much to be said for it…
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