She added: "It was the first time I had written to anyone and normally I've heard that pen-pals
ask for photos of one another.
As well as setting up pen-pal
links between Lymm High School and local schools, she is also looking at trying to set up more formal twinning links between Ecuador and Warrington.
PHOTO (1) Tom Hanks, left, Greg Kinnear and Meg Ryan star in ``You've Got Mail,'' the latest version of the story of pen-pal
lovers who hate each other in real life.
What I am writing to you about is to ask if I could send you a brief letter that you could print in a Countryside issue that will let the pen-pals
know I am doing a-okay, and why I haven't been keeping in touch with them.
Unless some of your female readers become our pen-pals
who knows what will happen?
SOLDIERS in The Queen's Royal Hussars - the city's armoured regiment - have had a great response from would-be pen-pals
in Coventry and Warwickshire, but more are needed.
In the latest version, the story is updated from pen-pals
to e-mail, reuniting Hanks and Ryan after their runaway success in Sleepless in Seattle.