- You get what you vote for
- If you don't vote, don't complain
When I stood down 5 years ago it was to attend to a young family and a small and growing business.
I made the right choice then.
Today we have three intelligent, beautiful self-confident children who are comfortable and capable in almost any situation, and make us very proud.
In October it will be eight years since we set up our own business, and by that time we will be the largest Chartered Accountancy practice in the Western Isles, growing at a phenomenal rate.
But that takes time, and the blog has suffered - indeed, although there is no shortage of ideas, there is no time to type them all up when there are over a thousand fee-paying clients to keep happy.
In addition, certain potential conflicts have to be avoided as our client base expands; and sometimes others rear their heads for reasons I didn't remotely consider. Some comments have targeted clients (although the commentators perhaps didn't know) which have caused other issues to arise.
The personal abuse has been mostly pathetic and laughable, and I have enjoyed grinding axes on the chips on each shoulder; and the capability to upset more than one political party at a time required a lot of mischievous practice to achieve.
The shining of light into murky crevices has been the most satisfying aspect, and one that will continue in a different form; however uncomfortable that may be for those with much to hide.
The reasons will become clearer in the coming months, but it's been a blast.
Thanks for reading, and I'll be back much, much later.