Day 72. 123,730 words.
In a few short months I (an Australian, it scarcely needs to be said) have gone from not even knowing the Scottish community in Finland, to becoming their official piper and friend, then joining the Finnish Scottish Society as a member … and now I am the Society’s Vice Chairperson.
Funny old world.
There doesn’t seem to be much to the job, aside from chairing meetings when the Chairperson can’t make it. I’m not super-concerned about this happening since our man Dave is a pretty solid attendee and contributor.
Last year’s Vice Chairperson, amusingly, had to chair the Annual General Meeting in the absence of last year’s Chairperson, and handled it very well even though she then stood down as Vice Chairperson which is why muggins here ended up with the job. So let’s see how the year goes. They’re a great crowd really. You should all sign up as members. It’s only €10 per year, and you get discounts on events that basically pay for your membership after the first two tickets. Go on, go and sign up. I’ll wait.
Here’s a Scottish My Little Pony in the meantime. Did you know that the unicorn is Scotland’s national animal? That’s just taking the piss, and I love it.
Anyway, I’ve decided to style my Vice Chairpersonship after MacBeth, and make vaguely threatening insinuations about having my eyes on the Chair even if I really don’t. Mrs. Hatboy is on board with this extended joke and we already know she’s the power behind the Hat.
This political development also means that last night I got help setting up my Finnish Scottish Society Board e-mail address from a bloke using the handle “Rab McHunt”. Which is something of a first.