It started with the collapse of my attempt to restructure my firm, followed by a few difficult months when it became increasingly apparent that my "difficult" partners had no intention of changing their ways. It improved a lot in the summer, when I faced facts and handed in my notice so that the conflict could stop and we could all just get on with life.
That didn't exactly work, as they used that as an opportunity to rip off me, the partner who had already handed in her notice, and the one remaining sane partner. We've been fighting that for the last 5 months, which has been hard work - and expensive. There seems to be an end in sight for me, though, if not my partners (or maybe I'm just being optimistic?). One thing is certain for 2012, though, I will be leaving the firm at some point during the year, and will able to put the two of them behind me and focus on setting up my own firm instead.
That has obviously distracted me, and the blog has suffered correspondingly. I'm sorry about that, I've always enjoyed blogging but just haven't had the spare energy latterly - or the ability to look upwards and outwards enough to have a bloggable opinion on anything.
Building the Caterham has been a joy, and a welcome interruption to the lying, squabbling and, frankly, plain greed that Tweedledum and Tweedledee (my soon-to-be-erstwhile partners) have displayed. I love making things, building things, and hope to divert that into my new business next year. If I have learnt anything from Tweedledum and Tweedledummer, it is how much easier it is to destroy than to build. Ho hum.
Anyway, thank you all for visiting on the few occasions I've posted something, and thank you especially for replying. It's really appreciated, it's nice to know there are other sane people out there when you're trying to deal with the Tweedles. I wish you all the best for Christmas, and hope you all have a fantastic celebration. (Except Measured of course - don't go getting arrested!)
I'll leave you with two warnings, though. First, take care while everyone is visiting, you don't want any upsets:
Second, think carefully when asking for something, in case you are given it. Such as asking your child to "sing up":