I had not been back to the "scene of the crime" -- i.e., the office tower where I worked for almost all of my 28-year career (I remember walking by it as a hole in the ground, en route to the interview that landed me my job) -- but I knew that, being a bank holiday, it was unlikely that I would have any awkward encounters with former coworkers. But the shops in the concourse were still open, and I knew the card shop where I've bought my Christmas cards for the past several years would certainly have this year's stock out by now.
And they did. And, as usual, I knew "the card" when I saw it. No Classic Pooh or angels or little girls this year but, similar to recent Christmases, there's a black & white photo with splashes of colour, and the slightly old-fashioned photo of a little boy peering hopefully up the chimney.
Now to get the things done... and this year, I guess I don't have any excuses. ;)
2010 card was a photo card of me & dh on our 25th wedding anniversary : )