"A big thank you to everyone who came or sent cards and messages for my retirement do last Friday.
"I must admit I was not looking forward to it and thought it would be all tears and goodbyes but in fact it was a lovely do and I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for all the presents, but most of all thank you for your friendship and support over the
last 40 years.
"For anyone who wants to get in touch my email address is: email@example.com