Long time, no see!
About 30 years ago, Woman’s Weekly ran a penpal section, and I responded to a lady called Lynette, who lived in Tasmania at the time, while I lived in West Yorkshire. Over the years, we’ve become firm friends via letters and emails, as we’ve shared the ups and downs of our family lives.
Both now in our 60s, we met for the first time in September when Lynette took time out from an epic tour of Europe to travel up to Bridlington and meet me. It was wonderful to meet her after all these years of friendship, so thanks, WW, for the introduction.
I wonder if any other readers who also responded to someone in the penpal section are still in touch 30 years later?
Sheelagh Marshall, Bridlington
lynette, left, and Sheelagh