On tax return day, I’m taking an account of my week and weighing up the verdict on BT

“She had not made a lot of money, but she had not made a loss, and she had been happy and entertained. That counted for infinitely more than a vigorously healthy balance sheet. In fact, she thought, annual accounts should include an item specifically headed Happiness, alongside expenses and receipts and the like.”

 Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith

dreamingAn audit of the past week, reveals that ‘little did he know‘ still features heavily in my life.

Sunday 31 January was the final deadline for completing self-assessment tax returns online. With all the craziness and distractions of a new year of business as the new MD, Hubby had not yet done his tax return by the weekend. Little did he know that on Saturday morning both our landline and internet would go down and my Macbook Pro would splutter and die. Continue reading On tax return day, I’m taking an account of my week and weighing up the verdict on BT

The Clink: thank you BBC for this hilarious news report

“The Clink, probably the first prison in England, built in the 12th century by the Bishop of Winchester. The prison was notorious for the brutal treatment of its prisoners and received its distinctive name from the clinking sound of the prisoners’ manacles and chains. Standard torture practices included stretching prisoners on the rack, crushing with heavy weights, boiling in oil and forcing prisoners to stand in water until their feet rotted.”

London by Tube: A History of Underground Station Names by David Revill

Pigeon detainedWhat is wrong with the world when corrupt FIFA officials continue in their roles, earning heaps of money quietly laundering money, while in other world news, a pigeon is detained on suspicion of being a spy?

You think I’m joking? I’m not.

I also double checked my diary to make sure it was not in fact the 1st April. This is a true story and you can read it on the BBC.

Continue reading The Clink: thank you BBC for this hilarious news report