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Reply by cbeaumont1954

My name is Charlie and normally I live in Maidstone, Kent but currently am on the South Island of New Zealand. We came out to see our daughter and her family in January for three months but when Covid arrived we decided we were safer here. However we return to the UK in September.

I am married and we have a son who lives with his wife in Cumbria. So neither of our children live close by!!! We must have been dodgy parents!!!

I am soon to be 66 and retired from my career when I was 62. I worked with young and adult offenders as a Probation Officer and as a Youth Justice worker. Since retiring I have done part time work as a gardener.

I have also done a number of courses via the Future Learn website, usually concerned with either literature or history. I also love reading and have enjoyed the recent reading list published by Rest Less.

I am also a bit of a sports bore and try to keep fit.