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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
Becoming Grandma Can Change Your Life
2 weeks ago

Becoming Grandma Can Change Your Life

By  •  Family

Are you a grandmother? Does that give you absolute joy or considerable worry? Or perhaps both? Read More

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother
1 month 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

Of Mothers and Adult Children – How Do You Cope with Thoughts that Make You Worry?
2 months ago

Of Mothers and Adult Children – How Do You Cope with Thoughts that Make You Worry?

By  •  Family

It is said that once a mother, you are always a mother. However old your son or daughter may be, they are always your children. This may be right, but it is a blessing and a curse. Most of us cannot escape it. This realisation came home to me…
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Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching
2 months ago

Are You Curious About Your Family History? Here’s How to Start Researching

By  •  Family

There is something about finding ourselves in our 60s that makes our heads turn to the past, in general, and, more specifically, to our ancestry. I have no idea why this fascination comes so forcefully at this time.

Perhaps as we age, our perception of time changes. The decades before we were born seem less long ago. Our ancestors therefore seem more real and present. Read More

Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?
2 months ago

Does Being a Grandma Change How You Look at Your Own Grandmother?

By  •  Family

Now we are 60 (as A.A. Milne of Christopher Robin fame might have said), we are of an age to think about grandmothers. Perhaps you are a grandmother or hoping to be one. Perhaps your friends are grandmothers…
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Finding New Words and Expressions at Any Stage of Life
2 months ago

Finding New Words and Expressions at Any Stage of Life

We all use words every day. Whether to express an ordinary sentiment, a technical problem, or something much deeper and reflective, we do our best to get the words right…
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Getting Your Life in Order Before It Ends Too Soon – Can It Ever Be Accomplished?
2 months ago

Getting Your Life in Order Before It Ends Too Soon – Can It Ever Be Accomplished?

By  •  Mindset

I heard an expression the other day that stopped me in my tracks. It had the ring of a famous saying, although that turned out not to be the case. But more importantly…
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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

About Time – Can We Ever Have Enough of It?
4 months ago

About Time – Can We Ever Have Enough of It?

By  •  Mindset

Time is a very strange phenomenon. For most of our lives, we don’t have enough. We struggle with children and jobs and housework and think “If only I had more time, I would get on with…”
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Watching More TV These Days? Let’s Remember Children’s TV Programmes from Our Past
5 months ago

Watching More TV These Days? Let’s Remember Children’s TV Programmes from Our Past

In these new and – as everyone says – ‘unprecedented’ times, we are all stuck indoors, with a lot of time on our hands. I don’t know about you, but I am watching a lot more television than usual…
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