Monday, August 17, 2015

Retirement - go and be happy

I've know Lynette for about 20 years; what started as a work relationship has become a lifelong friendship.  Lynette and Andy are retiring at the end of the month and moving down to Cape Town to be close to their children and grandchildren.  While I am so happy that they get to live close to their loved ones, I'm so sad that we won't get to see Lynette every month.  We've been scrapbooking together since 1998 - longer than most marriages last!
I invited Lynette and Andy to lunch on Saturday at Urban Angel in Boskruin.  They thought that they were having lunch just with me, but of course all the Scrap Addicts were also there - surprise!!  They were both overwhelmed and I think we all shed a tear or two.

Of course this photo of the Scrap Addicts group must be hung with honour in Lynette's new coastal scrap room!  She's going to add a very old photo of our group in the middle space - when we were all young and less wrinkled much younger

even Andy was tearful

 Lynn, her husband Richard and Linda

Leonie, Alison and Lynette 

Go and be happy my sweet friend.  I'm seriously going to miss Lynette!  We're already planning a Scrap Addicts trip to Cape Town in March 2016.



  1. So glad to hear that you will be having Scrap Addict trips to keep the relationship alive.

  2. Can't wait for our first visit to Cape Town to scrapbook with Lynette and then of course many more to come!!! I am so delighted to be part of this amazing group of ladies!!!! Thanks for arranging the "Retirement Lunch" for all of us Ali.