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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 Waiting for That Metaphorical Block of Concrete in the Sky?
2 weeks ago

Are You Waiting for That Metaphorical Block of Concrete in the Sky?

By the time you are in your mid-70s and there has been no major health crisis, you know you have been lucky. If you have a spouse (or partner) and ‘you’ means both of you, you know you have been doubly lucky. Now aged 79 and my husband aged 80…
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3 Reasons Becoming a Grandmother is the Best Feeling in the World
3 weeks ago

3 Reasons Becoming a Grandmother is the Best Feeling in the World

By  •  Family

Ask almost any woman about her new grandchild and she will light up all over, like a young woman in love. Grandmothers are invariably thrilled to bits. Perhaps that is all we need to know. We have become grandmothers and we love it…
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Would You Like to Be Young Again?
1 month ago

Would You Like to Be Young Again?

By  •  Mindset

As we move into our ‘senior years’, a whole lot of new questions begin to emerge in our day-to-day thinking. Some of us may look into the future and begin to worry about coping with long term illness or, indeed, dying. Others, in contrast, may begin…
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What’s the Deal with Shopping Anyway?
1 month ago

What’s the Deal with Shopping Anyway?

I cannot keep my secret quiet any longer. I have suffered in silence for years. Only my closest friends know the situation and they tend to sympathise. It’s not really my fault, BUT I really hate shopping. I always have. Let’s try to ‘unpack’ this little problem…
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What Does It Take to Enjoy Cheap Luxuries?
2 months ago

What Does It Take to Enjoy Cheap Luxuries?

Years ago, I coined the term ‘cheap luxury’ in my household, but I think it is a good time to spread it around. See if you think it has meaning for you. The term first arose, if I am not mistaken, over a jar of mustard. We were in a supermarket…
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Losing Energy as We Get Older, the Woe of the Active Person
2 months ago

Losing Energy as We Get Older, the Woe of the Active Person

By  •  Mindset

It is a common practice to see the world in a binary fashion. For instance, no matter the factor of division, there usually seem to be two types of people. Extroverts and introverts. Meat eaters and vegetarians…
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Thinking About Dying Doesn’t Have to Be Morbid
2 months 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!
4 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
5 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
5 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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