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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Thank you, and good night

Two maxims for Thursday:
  1. You get what you vote for
  2. If you don't vote, don't complain
I've voted, very carefully.

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.


Iowa Boy said...

Thanks for the ever-entertaining blog over the years, which have read as a resident of the Uists, mainland Scotland, England and America. Always fun, whether in the islands, nearby, or far away.

Good luck with your future plans ;-)

Anonymous said...

So, who is suing you?

Anonymous said...

It's been a blast Angus. All the best and look forward to when you come back.

Anonymous said...

We'll have to do some work now!

Anonymous said...

Suing You works in the Thai in Ullapool but keep it quiet

Anonymous said...

As the wee frees and their assorted political erm "allies" are already pestering the councillors regarding a policy of "You Shalt Not Have Any Fun", can I suggest the councillors and all residents look at this cartoon for balance and have a think?

Enjoy your life. Either way, you were either "designed", or evolved, to...

Anonymous said...

Probably a good idea as your political views may sway potential business (either way).

The labour party will be sad though, one less outlet to peddle their nonsense

Dr Evadne said...

I did not vote so can not complain. But who is a gal supposed to vote for in S.Lochs? A 'bleep' nutter? A cab driver? A woman from Harris with a bird's nest on her head? Or a half-arsed adventurer who was last seen canvassing a Yeti? You can work out which one is what. Nope. If Prof Pongoo had been a candidate I may have wasted five minutes giving someone else a job. But we must now close the cemetery gates on yet another crap council.
Thank you for your most entertaining blog (the threesome hotel post was a belter...:-)) but you have left more questions un-answered than were on my O level physics paper.
But chin-chin young man, and may The Force be with you, always.

ancatdubh said...

"I opened this thread to raise the issue of the Council having capital funding but not revenue funding, and the use of that funding to take control of a major town centre building, seemingly without significant discussion, planning or strategy.

!!!That a businessman has been smart enough to take advantage of the Council is a credit to him.!!!

Just how far can the public sector expand on the islands? And just how far should they extend?"

Comment by Angus Nicolson on May 06 2010.
I added the !!! to highlight that paragraph.