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Ann Richardson’s most popular book, The Granny Who Stands on Her Head, offers a series of reflections on growing older. Subscribe to her free Substack newsletter, where she writes fortnightly on any subject that captures her imagination. Ann lives in London, England with her husband of sixty years. Please visit her website for information on all her books: http://annrichardson.co.uk.

Latest Posts By Ann Richardson

4 years ago

About Time – Can We Ever Have Enough of It?

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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4 years 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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4 years ago

Trivial Daily Nuisances: How Difficult Can It Be to Buy a New Mop?

How often do you have one of ‘those days’ when things just seem to go very wrong? I am not talking about days of virus epidemics or when you find out that you…

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4 years ago

As a Boomer, Do You Feel Out of Date in Today’s Modern World?

Do you remember when you thought your parents were so out of date, it was almost embarrassing? They didn’t know anything about the music you listened to…

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4 years ago

How Often Do You Get to Sit Comfortably on Public Transportation?

People who go everywhere by car may have many complaints – traffic, the price of petrol (gas), or finding a parking space. But at least they can expect to travel in comfort…

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4 years ago

Having Free Time After 60 Can Be So Rewarding – As a Volunteer!

A friend asked me recently whether she should take on the role of volunteer in a cause she believed in and for an organisation she trusted. My immediate reaction, based on my own experience, was “Yes, go for it…”

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4 years ago

How Happy Do You Feel in Your Own Skin? Growing Old May Have Something to Do with It

An old friend and I were chatting recently via email. She had sent me a photograph she had taken of me earlier that day. I replied that it made me notice how very white my hair is and that I needed a haircut…

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4 years ago

Losing Your Memory in the Details – It Can Get You in a Knot!

It is a well-known fact that we begin to lose our memories as we age. I’m not talking about serious conditions like dementia, but just day-to-day problems of bringing something to mind. Much of it isn’t too important…

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5 years ago

Embracing Memories of the Distant Past: A Way to Stay Connected to a World Long Gone

When Notre Dame was severely damaged by a massive fire recently, all the world mourned. In one sense, it ‘belonged’ solely to Paris or, perhaps, to France. But in another sense, it belonged to all of us…

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5 years ago

How Swimming Can Be a Great Activity for Women Over 60

Do you like to swim? Do you really like it, or do you just do it because you know it is good for you? I am in the latter category. I find it a kind of work. Read More