Dawn French looks forward to spring as she shares rare snap of home life

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  • British actress, Dawn French, gave fans a glimpse into life at her Cornwall home on Tuesday morning as she celebrated the arrival of the sun.

    Dawn, 62, recently confessed she’s ready to enjoy her “autumn” years and Dawn’s desire to slow down and appreciate the small things is certainly reflected in her social media posts.

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    “Here comes the sun. @TheFlowerGamer,” she tweeted alongside a snap of a beautiful bouquet of flowers on Tuesday.

    After years of gruelling TV schedules filming The Vicar of Dibley and French and Saunders, Dawn’s priorities have changed in life and the comedy actress now craves the “quiet” life.

    “I am enjoying the place I’m in,” she said two years ago. “I realise I’m right there in autumn and I can’t see the point in resisting it. This is what 60 looks like.”

    Dawn felt “broken” following the breakdown of her 25-year marriage to Lenny Henry ten years ago and recently said she still “grieves” for their marriage.

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    “I have mended myself. I have seen what happens if you stay broken. When I was single I found my new self. But I think it is OK to grieve over a relationship.”

    Dawn has since re-married to Mark Bignell, 54, and the pair have moved back to Cornwall so she can be close to where her family once lived.

    “I find quiet there. I have been noisy all my life and loved it but essentially I am a quiet person,” she admitted.

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    “I’ve gone back to where my family are. The sense of my mum is there and that is home for me.”

    Day to day Dawn can be found walking her dog along the beautiful Cornish beaches or writing.

    Opening up on her writing methods back in 2016, Dawn admitted she uses a “pencil and a lined pad” to get her ideas down.

    She also revealed she works “office hours” in a bid to feel productive. “I basically work office hours and if I do that I feel like I’ve put the time in.

    “Now, whether I’ve written two words in that time or whether I’ve written two pages or twenty pages (never) then who knows, that can really vary and that will depend. My mood at the end of the day will utterly rely on whether I’ve written anything any good.”

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