Thank you John,
Yes, I have joined Members Near Me. I think I selected about 6 near me and got one result. I replied immediately but never heard from the respondent again. I checked the letter I'd sent, to make sure I hadn't said anything untoward to offend, and in doing so found I'd written a very nice friendly letter. So no problem my end!!
Since this happened to me it has got me thinking that maybe you should tell members of MNE that if they change their mind about being in contact with another member it would be polite to let them know. As for me, I am still mystified as to why I never heard from the lady again????
All the best,