Old Greying Accountant
This is my blog of peace and enlightenment: comments of calm and contentment are welcome, so if you would just please pause for reflection and introspection hopefully comments of angst and ire will not be required.
If you have any verse, prose or aphorisms to help cope with the stresses and strains of life as an accountant; to promote a greater feeling of well being; and to help balance the yin with the yang, please share them here for all who seek nirvana, along with any links to calm and tranquil music and images.
So, as poignantly written by Rudyard Kipling between batches of Cherry Bakewells:
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
In this Jubilee year though, I for one am not ashamed to reaffirm the following:
I swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, her heirs and successors, according to law. So help me God.
had to stop for a picture
And for the more comtemporary of us try these
... the sparrow on the feeder, I didn't see the second arrive!
Boring stuff yesterday so I got round to watching episodes 1 - 5 of plebs, love it, brilliant stuff, and what's best about it is Lydia Rose Bewley, the woman is a flame haired Goddess that pales Venus into insignificance, going weak at the knees just thinking about her, let alone watching :o)
... with my Lumix, getting the hang of it now. Took this one tonight, not bad from the upstairs window, probably some 20' away!
I stumbled over this by accident as I went to catch up on today's episode of The Archers!
I found myself nodding sagely through most of it :o)
... is a new spade!
Broke my spade digging out a reluctant shrub on Sunday, bought a new one today - the first ever brand new one I have ever owned.
Oh what unadulterated joy, that shiny sharp blade slipped through the soil like a hot knife through butter.
Well pleased with myself today.
Not only did I manage to set up an export file from EARNIE of the required data fields for RTI, I also set up a mail merge document to send to clients to give out for the clients to confirm all their details.