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We all lead busy lives.

It is valuable, now and then, to take a moment out of your day-to-day preoccupations to think about something different.

This newsletter is designed to do exactly that. Once a fortnight. Short pieces (800-900 words). Nothing to overwhelm. Just offers a little breather.

The Granny Who Stands on her Head is the title of my book about why I like being old (some prefer the word ‘older’ but I go for the straight-forward approach). It is also the title of this newsletter in which I will send you my thoughts on all sorts of unrelated topics.

Early topics have included Turning 80, Thinking about the vulva, Travel time, Teenage grandchildren, Knowing when you are going to die and Researching the female orgasm. That should give you the flavour of the range.

I subtitle it Thought for the Fortnight, in a slight homage to ‘Thought for the Day’ on BBC Radio 4.

I would love you to subscribe, to share my blogs and to comment on them whenever you feel moved to do so.

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Ann Richardson

I have been writing for years. My most recent book is about why I like being old, called The Granny Who Stands on her Head: Reflections on growing older. I have also published other books. See www.annrichardson.co.uk or my Amazon page