Saturday, 31 December 2011

And Now, The End Is Near ...

So here we are, out with the old crap and in with the new as we touched on the other day.

But while our gormless governors have been increasingly plotting to fill our lives full of gloom and misery, 2011 has been a quite superb year for me personally.

On the business front, we signed off our figures with our accountants on the last day before Christmas showing increased profit but, masterfully, they ensured that we will be paying circa £30k less tax. The exchequor won't be too out of pocket though, seeing as our growth means that we employ 20 more people now than we did on New Year's Eve 2010.

Additionally this year, my football team was promoted; my cricket team won just about everything; I enjoyed a first ever Park Lane black tie slap up 'do'; gave a speech in front of 250 people alongside an MP; made a first radio appearance; and, top of the pile, got married to the wonderful Mrs P.

And just to tie it all up with a pretty bow, we jewel robbers enjoyed two successes out of two by humbling Herr Bartlett and installing our esteemed mascot as Parliamentarian of the Year.

That'll take some topping in 2012, eh? We can but try, though - the next twelve months already threaten to unleash plenty to get our teeth into, sadly.

However, this is my lot for 2011 as I'm off to a smokey-drinky tonight, swiftly following on from a messy one last night which broke up around 3am this morning. Suitably refreshed after nodding off at the cinema with the little Ps during Sherlock Holmes this afternoon, all is set up nicely tonight for more behaviour which the state finds appalling.

I'll wish a hugely successful and Happy New Year to all who have passed by here in 2011, and hope you keep the words of Norman Stanley Fletcher closely in mind in 2012 ... "don't let the bastards grind you down".


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, everyone and lang may yer lum reek!

Jay

Dick the Prick said...

Happy New Year DP, have a gud un.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

Happy New Year DP to you, Mrs P and of course all the little Ps.

The Filthy Engineer said...

Happy New Year DP

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, everyone


Rose

Anonymous said...

All the best to one of the REAL
bloggers unlike some of the other
electric parrots clogging up the fibre optics.
Best wishes to any others,reading
this, especially those wth some tripe in their trousers.


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Jan M said...

Happy New Year...DP, love your blog, all the best to you and yours.

John Pickworth said...

All the best for 2012 DP... keep up the good work, you have one of the best blogs around ;-)

Junican said...

Live long and prosper!

Tom Paine said...

May 2012 exceed all your expectations. All the very best to you and yours.

JuliaM said...

Here's to a happy and prosperous 2012! :)

Woman on a Raft said...

Happy New Year, wishing you every success in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on a successful year on so many levels, DP.

Wishing more of it in 2012.

Twenty_Rothmans said...

Sterling work on the SS get together and the humiliation of Gauleiter Paul Bartlett.

I am delighted that you are prospering despite the best efforts of the shinybums to suppress you.

May 2012 be a cracker for you and your merry men/women/transgendereds.

lleweton said...

Very best wishes to you and yours for the New Year, Dick. And thanks for your site which is a beacon in the gloom.

Angry Exile said...

Happy New Year, DP. Enjoy Sherlock Holmes. We won't get it for months. :-(