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What a send off SmileSmileSmile
A wonderful meal, dance and meeting up of friends
So many people worked so hard to make the evening special and some are probably already at work tidying up this morning, as the hall was still full of tables and the staffroom looked as if a bomb had hit it when we locked up the school at 11.30 Saturday evening.
.......any way to this upload. Thanks to my model Rach , who definitely is too young to be retiring WinkWinkWinkWink
Thanks to Collette for the cake - soon to be devoured at morning break time.
.......and thanks to my special friend Ange for her poem which we all appreciated, and which I felt honoured to have written about me - somehow I knew the diary would feature in it WinkWink I've always had a black A4 diary with a page a day and for some reason it has become a joke - I can't imagine whyWinkWinkWinkWink We have a tick list sent round at some point each year where we request the size and colour for next year's diary. One year someone had filled it in before it reached me - they had requested an A2 black diary for me WinkWinkWinkWink
Last week and so much to get done ................and then next weekend - our Ruby wedding anniversary SmileSmileSmile
Have a good week
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Jul 2012 - 9:08 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Don't I look young for retirement
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:16 Jul 2012 - 7:53 AM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Humour / fun, Portraits / people
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Voters:mrswoolybill · SlowSong · CaroleS · woolybill1 · pronabk · moiral · canonfan · annettep38 · Badgerfred · barbarahirst · martinjp · JohnChambersPhotography · Alan_Baseley · WhiteRose1 · AnnChown · andylea · crookymonsta · jdinne · digital_boi · Irishkate · Joline · RobboB · AnneWorner · mikbee · pascalg · TrevBatWCC · MoragM · CarolG · cabbie · pamelajean · Rach1970 · nicedayout · oldgreyheron · gingerdelight · Michaela_Solway · taggart · sweetpea62 · phil99 · posty57 · Daisymaye · tony64 · bricurtis · ChiliMan · marktc · NeilWigan · Cor · meniko · pdcche · Glostopcat ·
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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64969 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 8:02 AM

What a great send off Helen. And I wish you a very happy retirement. No doubt you'll now be putting your feet up. Grin
Chris

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8649 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 8:02 AM

I'm so happy for you. This is where life begins! You'll soon be wondering how you ever found time to work.
Moira

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CaroleS
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16 Jul 2012 - 8:02 AM

Sounds like a good time was had by all and you had a wonderful day to rememberSmile
Carole

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woolybill1
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16 Jul 2012 - 8:04 AM

Photographed with a smile . . .Now you can live at last. And you'll enjoy every minute!
Bill

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 8:11 AM

Thanks Chris, Moira, Carole and Bill SmileSmileSmileSmile

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moiral
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16 Jul 2012 - 8:24 AM

Lovely to hear that you had a good send off Helen. If you are anything like me, you will still not find enough hours in the day. Have a long and happy retirement. BTW you do look too young to retire - get back to work TongueGrinGrinGrin Moira

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16 Jul 2012 - 8:40 AM

You had a great send off Helen. I wish you all the best for your retirement. Have a long and happy one
Jim

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 8:42 AM

I have a feeling that you will know what to do with your time Smile
And wish you all the best!!!!!

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 8:43 AM

Thanks Moira, Jim and Annette SmileSmileSmile

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barbarahirst
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16 Jul 2012 - 8:50 AM

Just wonderful ... you will be missed!
But enjoy your retirement to the full

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helenlinda
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16 Jul 2012 - 9:02 AM

Thanks Barbara Smile

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JohnChambersPhotography

Now is the time to do all the things you never had time to do before, I agree with Moira regarding work.

Good send off good capture, enjoy it all.

John

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helenlinda
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16 Jul 2012 - 9:14 AM

Thanks John Smile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51258 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 9:22 AM

Quite a momentous occasion, but I have no doubt you will still be in contact (supply?). But more free time to follow some unfulfilled dreams.

Have a great last week,

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 9:37 AM

What a wonderful send off, and done it seems with enormous affection! You'll be missed I can tell from your reports, but what a wonderful time lies ahead for you. I've now been retired for four years - can't believe it!! Where has the time gone. Have I missed work?.... Happy retirement Helen - you deserve it so enjoy it!! SmileSmileSmile
Ann

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andylea
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16 Jul 2012 - 10:23 AM

have a very happy retirement helen and a very snappy one too ohhh yes! Wink
andy

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digital_boi
16 Jul 2012 - 12:00 PM

fine looking cake Helen enjoy your retirement snappy days are every day now

Graham

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 12:10 PM

What a great poem- they'll all miss you I'm sure.
Glad you had a great party.
You're in for a shock though when you discover
that 7 days are not enough to do what you want to do.
We'll be seeing lots more of your lovely artwork hopefully.
KateGrin

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 12:16 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and a particular Thank you to Andy for his User Award - very much appreciated Smile

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Joline
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16 Jul 2012 - 12:30 PM

You're never too young for retirementSmile
The folks at your work place obviously love you, and I'm sure they will miss you greatly....and at times you will miss them, too.

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mikbee
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16 Jul 2012 - 1:41 PM

Glad to hear you got a good send off Helen.
(And well deserved I bet too !!)
And enjoy your retirement.
Mick.

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16 Jul 2012 - 2:05 PM

superb, Helen!

Smile

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TrevBatWCC
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16 Jul 2012 - 2:59 PM

Well, Happy Retiremnent, Helen! Grin Sounds like you had a super send-off, two great uploads, and what a lovely poem Smile You'll be able to spend more time on your photography and creations now without work getting in the way! Wink
All the best for the future,
Trev Smile

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16 Jul 2012 - 3:37 PM

Have a wonderful retirement, Helen, you certainly deserve it Smile Carol

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cabbie
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16 Jul 2012 - 4:27 PM

All the very best for the future hope you have a great retirement. Time to find some more unusual things to photograph

All the best Bob

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16 Jul 2012 - 7:01 PM

It's an exciting turning-point in your life, Helen, full of challenges and adventure, enjoy every minute and don't look back, look forward.
From reading the poem, you were greatly loved and appreciated by your work colleagues, and they did you proud.

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Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 7:14 PM

What a lovely lot of comments Helen Smile I can safely say to everyone that yes, Helen is much loved at school and she will be greatly missed by everyone. But I guess our loss is EPZ's gain Smile Happy retirement Helen xxx
Oh and by the way... GREAT PHOTO!! Grin

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 8:19 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile

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Michaela_Solway

A great send off. & a happy wonderful snappy retirement

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16 Jul 2012 - 9:43 PM

Hurrah!
Hurrah! for Helen B

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16 Jul 2012 - 9:54 PM

Thanks Michaela and Jenn SmileSmile

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16 Jul 2012 - 10:01 PM

A brilliant send off Helen..Lin

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16 Jul 2012 - 10:19 PM

Happy retirement Helen .No problem for you to filll your day . Problem will be to find enough time to get eveything done ...Phil

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helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2012 - 10:31 PM

Thanks Lin and Phil SmileSmile

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posty57
posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2012 - 3:59 AM

You obviously deserve the great send-off, and you have a huge marriage milestone to celebrate as well, so what's left........JUST HAVE FUN ! Wink

Barry

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17 Jul 2012 - 5:56 AM

What a lovely send off Helen. Obviously you have many good friends. Enjoy your retirement and many healthy years ahead...........Sandy

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helenlinda
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17 Jul 2012 - 6:23 AM

Thyanks Barry and Sandy SmileSmile

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17 Jul 2012 - 11:58 AM

Heaven knows what you will be creating now that you have more time on your hands.Wink
Glad you had a great day.
Brian.

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helenlinda
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17 Jul 2012 - 12:47 PM

Thanks Brian Smile

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17 Jul 2012 - 1:32 PM

Awww...Happy Retirement!! What a wonderful send-off and cake Smile And POEM SmileSmile

Andrew
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17 Jul 2012 - 5:10 PM

Thanks Andrew Smile

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17 Jul 2012 - 11:27 PM

good send off ,hope you enjoy your retirement ,nice to have friends around you at these times.

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helenlinda
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18 Jul 2012 - 7:38 AM

Indeed Neil SmileSmile

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1 Aug 2012 - 10:10 PM

May your retirement be fulfilling Helen, glad to see that you have been given a rousing send off from your work colleagues. You will have plenty of time for epz now and will be able to join the ranks of fulltime epzers' like Mikbee, the Woolybills, Carol G and AdeOsmanWinkSmile

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1 Aug 2012 - 11:04 PM

Thanks Ed Smile

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