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The diary of an overworked accountant aged 61.75

TGIT

By Colin Bielckus / 29th March 2018 / 1 Comment

Thank God it’s Thursday? Well it is Easter and a few days vegetating never did anyone any harm… Not actually got anything planned. Lorraine is having a cataract operation as I write so it didn’t seem sensible to plan anything until we know how she has reacted to it. Sort of suck it and see I suppose. Dang – we need emojis on this platform! There is a temptation to see just how many sight jokes and puns I can do before my brain explodes but I can’t see the point of it really. Cringe. Die Tochter has come up trumps (can’t use that word without wanting to punch something – walls, windows, you know) with a plus one on a press trip she’s been…

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Quite a pleasant week so far

By Colin Bielckus / 22nd March 2018 / 0 Comments

Now I KNOW you don’t read this stuff for banal pleasantries but every now and again you do get a reasonably good time – random chance if nothing else… It would be so easy to be negative about this week. Pro bono assignments eating time, late evening functions and the like but sometimes those pro bono assignments give you such a warm fuzzy experience it makes it all worthwhile. The treasurer/chairman thing I mentioned last week continues and continues to eat time BUT apart from having to seriously disappoint someone’s expectations (legal advice precludes doing something we might have wanted to do), the time taken is starting to pay dividends and one of the other members of the senior management team has stepped up very…

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Fake’s suck!

By Colin Bielckus / 15th March 2018 / 1 Comment

And other spoonerisms… I am still too busy. That and the continuing saga from last week. Actually, the continuing saga from last week I haven’t got round to mentioning! I could have SWORN I had but it looks like I haven’t. It’s all very well donating time rather than money. You can give a lot to a worthwhile cause without having to part with the readies so, if said readies are not overabundant, it’s a good way of making a difference. However – and it is a BIG however – if said time starts to expand to take over one’s life, that probably wasn’t in the “job” description. I’m treasurer, no surprise there then. But following some unforeseeable health issues I’m also chairman. Having previously…

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Snow days and other disappearing time tricks

By Colin Bielckus / 8th March 2018 / 1 Comment

Doesn’t seem five minutes since the last post. It isn’t of course. It’s a week but the expectation in the previous paragraph is that time will go more quickly than expected… Which is what it did. The sickie turned into two “snow days” – partly because no client (that I’m aware of) was doing anything but partly because of hitting the (marathon runner’s) wall. You can borrow forward so much for so long but be sure your body will find you out. Sit there and look to do something but body (and mind) says no. In all honesty I did serious damage to the email backlog but look at it today and it’s like I never bothered! We seldom get weather issues in this part…

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Pulling a sickie

By Colin Bielckus / 1st March 2018 / 1 Comment

not that you’d notice overly… What with working from home and everything. Felt awfully tired last night and with a particularly early start to look forward to – 07.00 networking meeting an hour west of here. What with severe weather warnings, etc., my life coach had given me the option to postpone which I said I’d make a final call when I got up this morning. Light blanket of snow first thing but an immensely sore back, neck and shoulder. Which is why I’ve spent half today clearing the !*!* email backlog and am now typing my blog. When they were handing out common sense I’d obviously left the room… Have taken the opportunity to postpone my only meeting tomorrow as well. Literally cannot remember…

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Where did THAT week go?

By Colin Bielckus / 22nd February 2018 / 1 Comment

Don’t know what I’ve done to myself. Seriously sore spine and neck which is making typing this less than comfortable. Sigh… Actually I probably do as it’s a convergence of a number of matters which, of themselves, would probably amount to nothing but, as we are all told, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Unbelievably (or maybe not, I’m not one to blow my own trumpet – it usually doesn’t cross my mind) it looks like I’ve forgotten to mention that my PR Lorna put me forward for one of the Portsmouth News’ Business Excellence Awards and I have been shortlisted. Woohoo! I WOULD take you to the shortlist page but someone seems to have forgotten how to populate it. Hmmm……

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