I retired to the Island of Cyprus together with my partner 16 years ago July, no intention of returning but you never know do you? I'v been cardmarking for quite a few years now and still enjoy it. Five of us friends meet up every Monday and take turns in hosting with lunch thrown in. Between us we have a substantial amount of stash that we have no hesitation in sharing. For most of my life I worked in the City of London but now enjoy a restful retirement and find that at last the stress has gone out of our lives. The only fly in the ointment living here is that we don't have the choice like most of you ladies do of visiting craft shops and exhibitions, most of our purchases are done on line and space allowing of course, anything we can manage to cram into our cases on return trips to the UK!