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Penfriends south of England

Hi everyone I hope this finds you well!!

I am in my early 60s (how did that happen?!!), living for 3 decades with a partner who was recently diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum so life isn't easy.

I'm a mum, a stepmum, and, just recently, a new grandmother. I have had penpals years ago from all over the place when I was much younger and enjoyed hearing their news and about where they live.

I've a keen interest in France and French in general, my dog of course, and anything apart from politics! Hoping to hear from anyone! Ellen

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13th Feb 2021 11:20:57 (Last activity: 19th May 2021 18:29:59)
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Hi Ellen,

I hear you when you say "how did that happen" I still feel 38 and refuse to grow old lol.

I am Darren and liked your post.

As far as France goes, I have to be honest I have enjoyed the odd visit and admire their attitude, from what I have experienced, but know little more. Perhaps you can educate me?

A bit about me... I am a dad to four and a grandad to two with another on the way. Love being a grandad though can't believe I am. Gone are the days of grandad sat in the chair watching Saturday world of sport and saying or doing little out of routine.

Hope you are staying safe and keeping well Ellen.

Hope to hear from you soon,
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Response from EllenMay Original Poster made on 19th May 2021 18:29:59
Hi Darren apologies it's been a while as I couldn't work out how to log on. Consider myself fairly good with IT but hey.

Yes where do the years go and suddenly you have grandchildren. Mine's pretty quick on his feet and you have to have eyes in the back of your head. I like to think I'm giving my daughter a rest when she arrives with the Little One but I don't get much rest when he's around.

I find that with French people if you make an effort all goes well. The food, restaurants and scenery are amazing and well worth a visit. So much to see.

All the best for now and sorry it's been so long as I couldn't see how to log on!


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