I was abused as a child, Married to a narcissistic sadist for 45 years before
he died in 2011.. I have 2 natural daughters and *his* son, who I am proud to
have been able to bring up as my own. I have four grandchildren, three boys and
a girl. All living in England/Wales (update) as of 2015 my eldest daughter (also a
survivor) and her husband have moved out here permenently, about 8 minutes away.
I rescue dogs that have been neglected/cruelly treated/abused and this has become
my life line,I have six, they give so much in return for so little. I work, when I can, at
the refuge centre, 50 kms away, one of the best in the country. I have lived in France,
in a National Park since 1990 Although lonely I would never go back to GB .
Hobbies; TV, walking in the surrounding forests with my 6 dogs. I also run a small
holiday home that I bought with my inheritance from my parents, I meet a lot of lovely
(the odd not so nice) people, of all nationalities, through this, some come back year
after year and have become friends, and a lot have moved out here on a permanent
basis on their retirement.