Friday, 4 April 2014

So long, farewell......


Hello,

How's your week going?  The 'boyfriend' and I have been catching up with a few chores around the place. The house is tidy, windows are all clean, the floors the same, oh but the garden......... We've had a mixture of rain and sunshine so the grass grows as you stand looking at it!  Never mind we needed the rain, my hope is that it reached further inland for the farmers!

A week ago we travelled down to Port Stephens to join a dinner cruise hosted by Ian's company (well you know what I mean, where he used to work :)).  It was lovely, especially as the bosses farewelled 'the boyfriend'.

He, the same person who walked out of the office at Christmas backwards.......wanting no fuss and actually feeling quite emotional!  Didn't have to be bribed to attend (actually he did try to duck it .....spoiling the surprise somewhat LOL).

Did I smile when he stood to acknowledge the kind words, giving his own little speech.......yes I did, but I was very proud.......he spoke well!  Anyway enough of that, we enjoyed a wonderful evening leaving with beautiful flowers and arms full of gifts......such a lovely and unexpected surprise.

Make me a Thank you card will you, actually I'll need a couple, one for the Victorian office......says he!
OK.......now what to do? Flowers...Oh no.....maybe just a layered sentiment.

Here's what I decided........

I took heaps of pictures of him walking around his favourite bay and finally, between us, we decided on two. One for the front of the card and one for the back.......What do you think?





Shades of 'Reginald Perrin'** (not quite, Reginald was starkers!!) walking into the sunset!!!!  That's it for another day, off to play with card and my envelope punch board....... what fun!
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** English Comedy TV show from years ago!

12 comments:

aileen (mum) said...

Perfect card for the occasion. Says it all I think.

Ann Tuck said...

Love your idea for a thank you card for your man, Sue. Just perfect!

Robyn said...

Just gorgeous Sue...perfect! How lovely that he got such a nice farewell !

Olga said...

It's perfect!!!! I love the inside, it's like bye bye.............

lostinpaper said...

Such a great and personal idea for these thank you cards, glad to see the 'photo shoot' went well!

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is a fabulous Thank You card - the photos are great, I particularly like the one on the back. Sounds like you both had a wonderful evening.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great post, Sue, and that thank you card is TOPS!! So brilliant to do a lovely front like that and then a back with the walk off into the sunset! FAB!! Hugs, Darnell

frommycraftroom said...

Great card. The blog heading had me a thinking it was your last post! So glad it was a thank you retirement card.

Janelle said...

What a great idea! Love the photos.

Lorraine said...

Perfect thank you card Sue, just says it all. Hugs xx

Jose said...

Sounds like you both had a good time, and enjoying your retirement, love the card you made for him to send, especially the back page, that final farewell.. Thank you also for visiting my deserted blog, don't seem to be home long enough to post! Blame retirement.:)
Jose x

Dido said...

Great idea for the goodbye card!