Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

All things must pass, and pass they will.
As we see out 2016 and bring in the new of 2017 this blog comes to its own conclusion after 5 years and 2 months and 450 blog posts.
As the old year must pass to let the new year come in, so too with Auld Acquaintance.
But as Burns poem, auld acquaintance shall not be forgot, and it will remain here for any who wish to refer to it.

It has been quite some journey these past 5 years, and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read or contribute with their comments. You have all been appreciated me. Apart from one Unionist who took massive exception to something I had written, and he went onto a massive 1 page comment rant spouting a whole load of garbage.. I hope he felt the better for it, but would have been disappointed to find that I moderate who gets to comment, and his diatribe didn’t see the light of day on these pages.

On the more positive side, many of your comments have encouraged me to keep going, particularly when I was like many suffering from burn out and disappointment post September 14.. So thank you for that.

Whilst this blog is soon to be no more updated, it only remains for me to wish you all well and to wish you all that you could wish for yourselves in the coming year.
Auld Acquaintance shall be no more, but like Scottish Independence, having seen one battle gone, the fight for it still remains, only it takes a different shape.
Like the phoenix rises from the ashes, so too shall this blog.
In the New Year a new one will take its place, and I will leave notice of it here come the time.

As a new campaign replaces the old YES campaign, a new blog replaces this one.
A New Year, the fight goes on…and as in the Declaration of Arbroath, as long as a 100 0f us remain, shall always go on, and there are a heck of a lot more than a 100 of us now!

So I am signing out of here now, with all good wishes to you.
Have a guid New Year when it comes.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie’s a hand o thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne

Slainte Mhath

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About auldacquaintance

I am not a member of any political party. I am however a strong supporter of Scots Independence. Any views which I express in this Blog are purely my own. This Blog intends to be a place where I will be putting my views on Scots Independence. It will primarily concern itself with the upcoming Referendum In Scotland. However It will also be somewhat diverse in the range of day to day issues which are evident to me in modern day Scotland. Not all of it will be political, and indeed may take me off into avenues I am not even aware of yet. Please come and join in on this journey, and any comments are welcome provided they are not abusive! All the best from a new acquaintance! Rod
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13 Responses to Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot

  1. Jammy Dodger says:

    All the best. It’s been a blast. Hopefully we will reach our goal soon. xx

  2. David McCann says:

    Ive enjoyed your posts and wish you a very Happy Christmas and a Guid New Year. May 2017 bring us all closer to independence.
    Enjoy your ‘retirement’

  3. daibhidhdeux says:

    Slainte Mhor and thank you!

  4. Thank you for the blogs Rod,I have enjoyed them and shared them many times they were worth sharing.I will be ready to read whatever you blog next,I even read a bit more poetry now thanks for that,and enjoy.Hopes and dreams are for independence you are a great help in keeping the hope alive.Best wishes to you and all the other readers of the blogs we shall see it through.

  5. Reblogged this on charlesobrien08 and commented:
    Thank you for the blogs Rod,I have enjoyed them and shared them many times they were worth sharing.I will be ready to read whatever you blog next,I even read a bit more poetry now thanks for that,and enjoy.Hopes and dreams are for independence you are a great help in keeping the hope alive.Best wishes to you and all the other readers of the blogs we shall see it through.

  6. benmadigan says:

    Such a gracious farewell – for the moment.
    I was delighted to hear that “Like the phoenix rises from the ashes, so too shall this blog.In the New Year a new one will take its place, and I will leave notice of it here come the time”.
    Am very glad it will be appearing and your voice will not fade into silence
    Phoenix Rising has long been used by the irish celts as a symbol of their independence movement – nice to see it is appearing among our scottish independistas.
    Sincere best wishes for the new year and the new blog.
    Am very much looking forward to it

  7. Given that it was your blogs that got me into all this…

    I THANK YOU..

    In addition I look fordward to its renewal in 2017…..

    Got a name for it yet, or should we start a competition..?

    • The name of the new one is “Phoenix Rising”
      Take note of benmadigans comment..
      And a special thankyou to you Ian for all your hard work in helping to maintain YES Alliance FB groups, your efforts are invaluable

  8. Kangaroo says:

    Sincere wishes for the future.

  9. David Craig says:

    Its been a pleasure reading your comments over the years , the fire in our bellies will never go out as regards to Independence , I`m still sadly in shock at the result , I honestly thought it was a forgone conclusion , but alas no , education is what we still require to do to those who voted no , sadly the fate of our country I feel lost out to religion, 😦 , and that has to be our first battle , the people of Scotland must surely accept we are Scottish first , then we can if that’s a chosen route follow a religion of our choice / faith .
    All that said kind Sir , may I take this opportunity to thank you for your insight into your thoughts and comments and shall indeed continue to follow the ` Phoenix Rising .`
    All the best for 2017 , and may yer lum reek lang . 🙂
    Regards ,
    David Craig.

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