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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
Can Sleep Apps Talk You to Sleep? It Depends!
1 month 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!
1 month 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?
2 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
2 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
2 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?
3 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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Becoming Grandma Can Change Your Life
3 months 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
4 months ago

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother

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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?
4 months ago

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

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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
5 months ago

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

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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